Before putting a skip on a public highway in the Aylesbury Vale area, you’ll need to have a skip hire permit (sometimes referred to as a skip hire licence) and, if it’s to be located in a controlled parking zone (ie. on a single yellow line or in a residents parking or pay & display bay), you may also need to arrange a parking suspension.


Both cost money and take time to arrange. Residents and businesses cannot apply direct for a skip hire permit to Aylesbury Vale council. The skip hire company providing you the skip must apply on your behalf to Buckinghamshire County Council and will then add these extra fees to the basic skip hire price.

Aylesbury Vale skip permit

Arranging a skip permit in Aylesbury Vale currently costs £50.00 for up to 28 days. If you need an extension, this will cost a further £25.00 for an additional 28 days.

Buckinghamshire County Council may require up to 10 working days notice to allow them to receive and log the request, inspect the site, arrange for any parking suspensions and approve and issue the licence. So remember to bear this mind when planning delivery of your skip.

Aylesbury Vale skip hire alternative

Depending on the type of waste you’re getting rid of and the urgency, it may work out easier and cheaper to use a licensed man & van rubbish clearance company like AnyJunk as an alternative to skip hire in Aylesbury Vale. They load your rubbish into a truck and take it away for disposal. Rates are in line with skip hire prices but without the need for a skip hire permit or parking suspension – plus, you only pay for the space used up and your neighbours don’t get a chance to fill it overnight!

About Aylesbury Vale

Covering around 349 square miles, Aylesbury Vale has a population of approximately 173,500. According to Wikipedia(1), the bed of the vale is largely made up of clay that was formed at the end of the ice age. Also at this time the vast underground reserves of water that make the water table higher than average in the Vale of Aylesbury were created.

(1) Wikipedia text released under creative commons CC-BY-SA
(2) Photo by Martin Pettitt released via Flickr under creative commons