oHire is a completely impartial service allowing you to discover and compare skip companies in Essex. The overview below only includes companies which provide skip hire services in Essex 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.
Essex is a county in the East of England region, consisting of 14 districts: Basildon, Braintree, Brentwood, Castle Point, City of Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping Forest, Harlow, Maldon, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, Tendring, Thurrock, and Uttlesford For these districts (except Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock), if you want to place a skip on the road, it is required to get a skip permit from the Essex County Council. Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock are unitary authorities with a separate skip permit application from the other districts in Essex.
The main cities and towns in Essex are: Southend-on-Sea, Colchester, Chelmsford, Basildon, Rayleigh, South Benfleet, Thundersley, Harlow, Grays, Brentwood, Clacton-on-Sea and Braintree.
Essex borders Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, and Greater London.
Who should apply for a permit?
In Essex, only skip companies can apply for a permit. Private individuals cannot apply for a skip permit.
How much does it cost?
The Essex County Council charges £15.50 for a skip permit and £10 for a renewal.
How long is a skip permit valid?
The maximum license period of a skip permit issued by the Essex County Council is 7 days. Longer periods of time require renewal of the permit (at least 3 working days in advance).
When to apply?
You should apply for a skip permit at least 5 working days before the date of placement.
For more information about applying for a skip permit in Essex, visit the Essex County Council website.