Skip permits

Permit requirement

You need a permit from the Council to place a skip on any road in East Dunbartonshire. The permit will allow you to place a skip on a road for a maximum period of one month. If you need to extend this period you must let us know and you must comply with any conditions attached to the permit.

Please note that a permit is not required if the skip is to be placed in a driveway. On rare occasions a permit may not be granted.

Application for a Skip permit

The skip permit application form can be completed online form [opens in new window] or downloaded within our documents sections of the page.

Application to extend a skip permit

If you need to extend your skip permit you need to contact the Council.  An extended permit will allow you to place a skip on a road for a further period of one month.  A skip permit extension is charged at £40 on a monthly basis up to a maximum of three months from the date of your original permit.  If you need to extend the permit beyond three months, you will require to reapply for a new permit and a further fee of £75 will be charged.

Apply to extend a Skip permit

Complete the online application [opens in new window] to extend a skip permit.


A skip permit costs £75 and is valid for up to one month.

Notice required

Permits are generally processed within five working days.  This will enable an inspector to visit the place you want to locate the skip to make sure it is suitable.

Conditions of use for Builders' Skip

Conditions of Use [opens in new window] for Builders’ Skips provides some useful information.

Will tacit consent apply?

No. It is in the public interest that we must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact us. There is a charge for placing a skip on the road without consent.

How to make a complaint

If a skip is located precariously on the pavement, is not guarded with traffic cones or does not have anything around it to make it visible at night, please contact Customer Services on 0300 1234510 with full details.  An inspection will be carried out and the skip hire company concerned will be asked to place the skip in an appropriate location taking all necessary precautions.