oHire is a completely impartial service allowing you to discover and compare skip companies in Kent. The overview below only includes companies which provide skip hire services in Kent 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.
Kent is a county in the South East England region, consisting of 13 districts: Ashford, City of Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Folkestone & Hythe, Gravesham, Maidstone, Medway, Sevenoaks, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge & Malling, and Tunbridge Wells. For these districts (except unitary authority Medway), if you want to place a skip on the road, it is required to get a skip permit from the Kent County Council.
The largest cities in Kent are: Maidstone, Gillingham, Dartford, Chatham, Ashford, Rochester, Margate, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Gravesend and Canterbury.
Kent borders Greater London, Surrey, East Sussex and Essex.
The following info is not applicable for getting a skip permit in Medway which has a separate skip permit procedure.
Who can apply for a permit?
In Kent, a member of the public cannot apply for a skip permit. Instead, the skip company should apply for a permit.
How much does it cost?
Obtaining a skip permit in Kent costs £29 each 7 days. Each renewal (possible up to 3 times) also costs £29.
How long is a skip permit valid?
A skip permit from the Kent County Council is valid for 7 days.
When to apply?
You should apply for a skip permit at least 5 working days before the date of placement (3 working days for a renewal).
For more information about applying for a skip permit in Kent, visit the Kent County Council website.