We issue licences to skip companies to deposit skips on public highways. Only skip companies can obtain licences and all skip applications must be submitted by the skip company who intends to deposit the skip.

Before applying please use the find your local council service to ensure the location is in Lambeth

The maximum dimensions of the Skip permitted is 6 yards (5.5 metres) anything bigger is classified as a container and will need to be applied for via the Highways licences guide

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Who can use this service

If you're hiring a skip, the skip company will complete the application process on your behalf.

This may include:

  • payment for the licence fee
  • the fee for the hire of the skip
  • taking care of any dealings with the skip licensing department on your behalf (they may make an additional charge to cover their administration for this).

Costs for this service

We currently operate a system that allows skip companies to pay in advance for their skip licences via debit, credit card or by cheque. All cheques should be made payable to 'London Borough of Lambeth' and sent to Lambeth Council, P.O. Box 734, Winchester, S023 5DG.

Location of skip Application fee
On a road with no line markings £44.00
On a road with a single yellow line £60.00
In a (suspended) parking bay £60.00
On a traffic sensitive road £60.00

What you need to know...

We expect you, as the skip company, to obtain the correct details and ensure the customer has completed any necessary action they need to take to ensure that the area where the skip is to be deposited has all of the appropriate suspensions etc.

Under the new skip licensing system, the council will take enforcement action against skip companies who deposit skips within the borough without the appropriate licence(s) or suspensions. Please note that we do not permit wait and load.