oHire is a completely impartial service allowing you to discover and compare skip companies in Leicestershire. The overview below only includes companies which provide skip hire services in Leicestershire 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.
Leicestershire is a county in the East Midlands region, divided into 8 districts: Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire, Oadby and Wigston, and City of Leicester. While the first 7 have partnered for waste management by forming the Leicestershire Waste Partnership, the City of Leicester is a unitary authority, administered separately, and for example has its own strategy regarding waste management with a separate skip permit application process. Visit our Leicester skip hire page for more information. Large cities in Leicestershire besides Leicester include Loughborough, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Coalville, Hinckley, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Oadby, Wigston and Lutterworth.
The counties bordering Leicestershire are Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, and Derbyshire.
Note that the following information is relevant for Leicestershire excluding the City of Leicester, which has a separate skip permit procedure. The info is hence applicable for Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire, and Oadby and Wigston.
How much does it cost?
Obtaining a skip permit in Leicestershire costs £40 per week (or any part of a week). When comparing the costs for hiring a skip, make sure to check whether these costs are included or not.
Who should apply?
In Leicestershire, your skip hire company should apply for a skip permit. If you want to hire a skip and put it on the highway, verge or footway, your skip company will have to apply for a permit on your behalf.
When to apply?
Your skip company should apply with the Leicestershire County Council for a skip permit at least 3 full working days before the date of placement.
How long is a skip permit valid?
A skip permit from the Leicestershire County Council is valid for up to 14 days. If you want an extension, make sure to get in contact at least 3 days before the expiration of your current permit.
For more information and applying for a skip permit, visit the Leicestershire County Council website.