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Skip Operator Registration


Skip operators are required to register their details and associated documents for validation by Birmingham City Council. Only when registration is validated will the skip operator be able to apply for a skip permit(s).

Register as a Skip Operator

To register as a skip operator, please complete the downloadable 'Skip Registration Form' below and return via email to skips@birmingham.gov.uk. You will be required to provide the following information:

Public Liability Insurance

  • Policy number
  • Name of insurance provider
  • Level of cover (your public liability insurance cover must be at least £5,000,000 in order to be eligible for this service).
  • Policy start date
  • Policy end date

Waste Carrier Licence

  • Licence number
  • Licence start date
  • Licence end date

Notification of Change in Company Details

If you are a registered skip operator with Birmingham City Council and wish to notify us of a change in company details i.e. company name, address contact details etc please complete the 'Skip Operator: Change in Details' form below and return via email to skips@birmingham.gov.uk.

Please Note:

  • We advise that you allow 5 working days for your application to become a skip operator to be processed.
Essential Information
  • If you have a complaint or concern about the location or safety of a skip on the highway or believe the skip has not been permitted we want to hear from you. Please email us at skips@birmingham.gov.uk

    Please provide as much information as possible in your email, such as:

    • Location of skip (postcode, street name)
    • Skip company name and or markings which will help us identify who the skip belongs to (company name should be on the side of the skip)
    • Attachments i.e. photographs
Frequently Asked Questions
    • Birmingham City Council is unable to take any action. We advise customers to have their rubbish ready to load into the skip, and arrange for it to be on site for the shortest time possible to stop others using it.

    • No. Skips placed by a registered skip operator with no permit will have a retrospective permit issued at current costs to them. Non registered skip operators who place a skip on the highway (public road) will be given a choice of registering and paying for a retrospective skip permit or legal action taken against them in a magistrates court.

    • 7 days from the date of issue.

    • No, you will be required to apply for a new permit.

    • This is dependent on the traffic sensitivity of the highway and any potential clashes with other street work activities.

    • Only registered skip operators can apply for a skip permit. Skip operators must apply online.

    • Yes. If you do not have access to the internet you can go to your local Library who provide free internet access.

    • Birmingham City Council may take out enforcement action against the skip operator under the Highways Act 1980.

    • £13 for seven days, terms and conditions apply.