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Skip Permits

As the Highway Authority, Cardiff Council has a duty under the Highways Act 1980 Section 139 to control skips placed on the highway.

Registration ​

To control the number of skips on a highway Cardiff Council has introduced a skip registration of skip traders operating within Cardiff. Prior to any trader applying for a skip permit the trader must be registered with Cardiff Council.

Pre-registration of Skip Company Application Form and Terms and Conditions (370kb PDF)​​Link opens in a new window ​​

To be considered for registration and be permitted to place a skip on the adopted highway, traders must complete the registration application form and provide the following: 

  • ​copy of your Public Liability Insurance Certificate

  • copy of your Waste Carrier’s Licence Certificate

  • copy of your Goods Vehicle Operator’s Licence – Form OL1 

Your registration form and accompanying documents can be returned to us, either by

Email:​ or by post or in person:

Highways Asset Management

Cardiff Council

County Hall


CF10 4UW


How to apply for a skip permit

Skip permit applications are made online using MiPermit​​​​​​External link opens in a new window . Follow the links for ‘Buy Virtual Permits’. 

All applications will need to be made at least one working day in advance.

Before applying you should always read the Terms and Conditions (370kb PDF)​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window .


How much will the Individual Skip Permits cost?

£35 – Per skip for a 7 day licence

£70 – Per skip for a 28 day licence

No refunds will be given after the start date of the permit.

Should the location of the Skip be in a pay and display parking area further daily charges may be applicable.  

What happens next?

When your application is made it will first need to be assessed to ensure its eligibility. If your application is approved you will receive email confirmation of this and your account will automatically be debited. You will then be able to use your skip in accordance with the terms and conditions.

Penalty for non-observance

There are Fixed Penalty Notices of up to £300 which will be enforced if companies do not adhere to the Terms and Conditions. The details of these fixed penalty notices and the legislation governing them can be found in the Pre-registration of a Skip Company Application Form.