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


New skip registration fee - £180 - 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025

New skip fees

On the register

  • £20 per skip if booked in advance
  • £40 per skip if found on the highway without a permit extension or no permit at all

Not on the register

  • £40 per skip if booked in advance
  • £70 per skip if found on the highway without a permit extension or no permit at all

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 2024/2025

  • ACS Skip Hire Ltd
  • Cheadle Skips
  • Circle Recycling Ltd
  • Evergreen Waste
  • G Gervins
  • George Parish & Sons Ltd
  • Holroyd Skip Hire
  • J&L Skips
  • James Hartley Skip Hire and Scrap Metal Ltd
  • Kenny Waste Management
  • Lancashire and Cumbria Demolition and Waste Services
  • Lostock Skips
  • M60 Skip Hire Ltd
  • Manchester Skips (UK) Ltd
  • P P O'Connor Enviro
  • Salford Skip Hire Ltd
  • Sheridan Skips
  • Skip Co MCR Ltd
  • Skips and Recycling
  • Swift Waste
  • Toone Waste
  • Urban Skip Hire & Recycling Centre
  • W Leeson and Son
  • Wheeldon Bros

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 18 July 2024

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