Before a skip operator can place a skip on the public highway, the applicant must obtain permission, in each instance, from the licensing team. We'll only grant permission to the skip owner. Although a licence to operate as a skip company is not required, Hillingdon Council must register the skip operator before it can process an application.
Note: there are legal requirements a skip operator must adhere to when transferring and managing waste. The Environment Agency advise on and manage that process. Our registration process checks to ensure you have this legally required licence.
Any organisation with an intention to apply for a permit can register. Only when we have validated a registration will a skip operator be able to apply for a permit to place a skip on a public road or highway.
Application to change a skip operator registration
5 working days
What happens next
If your application is not processed by the local authority within the timescales stated, tacit consent applies. This means you'll be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.
In the event of a complaint, we'd always advise you make the first contact with the trader, preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that's not worked and you're located in the UK, Citizens Advice consumer service will give you advice. From outside the UK, contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
Should you need to complain about, for example noise or pollution, or should one registration holder have cause to complain about another, please contact the council's applications admin team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.