The skip operator licence can be obtained by contacting a listed Skip Provider, who then applies for the licence on a person’s behalf. Licence will be issued only to those companies that are registered with the local authorities. On the other hand those who are already registered should get in touch with their local authority for further assistance. Click here to find your local authority.
The main requirements to obtain a skip operator’s licence in London are:
- Only skip providers can apply for this kind of licence.
- A skip operator needs to provide documents of £10 million Public Liability Insurance (may vary from council to council).
- Also need to provide Waste Traders Licence (may vary from council to council).
- Deposit correct fee.
- Local authority will charge administration fee if the licence is being issued for the placements of skips on highway.
To know further requirements for skip operator’s licence, contact your local authority.
Process on Application:
Once all the requirements are fulfilled, the application for skip operator’s licence will be submitted to the local authority. The local council will then try to process it as soon as possible. Usually it takes one week to issue the skip operator’s licence. However, it depends on whether all the required documents are provided. Moreover, the duration of issuing a skip operator’s licence may vary from council to council.
Due to the safety and public interest of the people, tacit consent does not apply in skip operator’s licence case. Therefore, a person cannot operate a skip without having a licence from the local authority.