Haringey Council’s page detailing the rules for Haringey skip hire permits was updated on August 15th, so what are the current rules on placing a skip on the road in Haringey – and what are the borough’s additional rules for skips on private property?

Household licences for skip hire in Haringey

In the 1980s, the legislation changed. The Builders’ Skips (Markings) Regulations 1984 came into force on January 21st 1985, with new rules on skip colours and markings.

The new regulations applied to the ends of skips, rather than the entire skip including its sides, and skip hire companies had until January 1st 1986 to make sure their fleet complied with the rules.

Rather than requiring the whole skip to be painted yellow, the new rules required high-visibility plates to be fixed on the ends, with a chevron pattern of fluorescent red and reflective yellow alternating sections.

This pattern is familiar to the present day, still appearing on skips and also on the rear corners of commercial vehicles and other potential highway hazards.

Can I place a skip in a front garden in Haringey?

Haringey Council’s rules state that skips should not be placed on the pavement due to the risk of damage caused to the pavement surface by the skip.

But the same rules say that front gardens cannot be used for skip hire in Haringey, due to concerns that the skip lorry may damage the pavement during delivery and collection.

As such, even if you have a front garden that would normally be suitable for a skip, you may still need to obtain a road permit to place your skip on the carriageway instead.

If you’re not sure, contact us and we’ll be happy to help you choose a suitable location for your skip, whether that requires a permit, or involves safe private property where we can deliver your skip without damage.

How much does a Haringey skip hire licence cost?

At the time of writing, a Haringey skip hire permit – to place one skip on the public highway for a period of typically up to 28 days – costs £87.45, in addition to the hire fees for the skip itself.

If you want to place building materials on the public highway, for example if you’re undertaking major renovation or extension work, or a self-build project, that also costs £87.45.

For works where both building materials AND a skip are needed, you can obtain a single licence which permits both, for a combined cost of £100.10.

Again, if you’re not sure what type of Haringey skip permit you need, give us a call and we’ll help you to comply with the regulations so your work can continue without delay.

Get in touch

We’re proud of our friendly and efficient service, and we’re committed to taking the stress out of hiring a skip – where appropriate we can organise your skip hire permit for the right dates and check that you’ve ordered a big enough skip for the job.

All of this makes Haringey skip hire easy instead of annoying, so you can get on with the work of updating your home or business premises without any headaches.

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