oHire is a completely impartial service allowing you to discover and compare skip companies in Birmingham. The overview below only includes companies which provide skip hire services in Birmingham and have a valid license with the Environment Agency. We only list licensed companies because we want to help with tackling bad practices such as fly-tipping caused by rogue traders. We check whether the license of the listed companies is still valid on a regular basis.
Birmingham is the largest city in the West Midlands county, and besides London the most populous city in the UK. The Birmingham City Council is responsible for waste and recycling on the Birgminham territory. Hence, if you want to place a skip on the road or highway, you need to apply to the Birmingham City Council for a skip permit.
Who should apply for a permit?
In Birmingham, only skip companies can apply for a permit. Members of the public cannot apply for a skip permit.
How much does it cost?
The Birmingham City Council charges £19 for a skip permit.
How long is a skip permit valid?
The maximum license period of a skip permit issued by the Birmingham City Council is 7 days.
When to apply?
You should apply for a skip permit at least 5 days before the date of placement.
What if I don't have a valid skip permit?
When you don't have a valid permit for a skip on the public road, there are two options. Either a retrospective permit will be issued (£180), or the skip will be removed (£210). It is clear you should always apply for a skip permit when you cannot place your skip on private land and have to place it on the public road.
For more information on the skip permit application procedure in Birmingham, visit the website of the Birmingham City Council.