Depositing a skip on the adopted highway

The Highways Act 1980 – Section 139


Skip companies wishing to apply for a permit to deposit a skip on the highway must first contact Salford City Council’s Highway Authority. This is a requirement of the Highways Act 1980. It is also the responsibility of the skip company (the supplier) not the householder/builder to obtain a skip permit.

All skip permits are logged in our Skip Register. A skip permit is valid for a maximum of 28 days.

Please note that any skip deposited on a highway without a valid permit will be removed at the earliest opportunity by Salford City Council. All costs incurred to remove any offending skips will be recharged to the relevant skip company.

Salford City Council has the right to specify conditions relating to the position of the skips on the highway.

Get information about the specification of the skips


There is an annual skip registration fee of £125.

Skip permit fees:

  • For companies registered on our Skip Register - £15 per skip
  • For companies not registered on our Skip Register - £30 per skip

Request for an extension

Please contact Salford City Council immediately if a skip is required for a longer period as you will need to reapply. Please note, there is a charge for each additional 28 days.

Payment for all licences and skip permits

  • Registered companies – will be invoiced on a quarterly basis
  • Non-registered companies – will be invoiced monthly

Please note that Salford Council invoices are payment on receipt. Failure to make immediate payment will result in no further skip permits being issued and your company will be placed on ‘stop’.

To register your skip company

Please download a copy of the skip registration letter and the builder’s skip regulations:

You will also need to download and complete the following:

Additional information required:

  • Waste Carrier Licence
  • Public Liability Insurance

Please send copies of your Waste Carrier Licence, Public Liability Insurance and completed forms to 

Registered skip companies 2022/2023

  • A & B Taylor Brothers Skip Hire
  • ACS Skip Hire Ltd
  • AMP Northwest Ltd
  • Circle Northwest Ltd
  • Eco Skip Ltd
  • Evergreen Waste Services Ltd
  • G Gervin & Son
  • George Parish & Sons Ltd
  • Go Green Skip Hire Ltd
  • Greater Manchester Skip Hire Ltd
  • Holroyd Skip Hire
  • J&L Skip Hire
  • Kenny Waste Management
  • Lancashire and Cumbria Demolition + Waste Services
  • Lostock Skip Hire
  • M60 Skip Hire Ltd
  • Manchester Skips (UK) Ltd
  • P P O’Connor Group Ltd
  • Premier Waste Services UK Ltd
  • Salford Skip Hire Ltd
  • Skip Co MCR Ltd
  • Swift Waste Management
  • Toone Waste
  • Urban Skip Hire & Recycling Centre
  • Leeson & Sons

Contact details

For help and advice, please email and we will respond to your request as quickly as possible.

Report an illegal skip on the highway

This page was last updated on 26 April 2023

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