I think you got given some bogus info, Chris. I went down to see the dude and he wasn't the right dude. But he was very helpful and found a couple of other dudes who weren't the right dudes either. But they said it sounded like there wasn't much chance of us getting s skip permit for a number of reasons:
Bordel du vin building work
upcoming embargo on skips
But they said that we could get someone with a truck to pull up, get filled up and drive off again, and this would probably turn out cheaper than a skip hire plus permit. Two firms do this sort of thing, 'Bill and Ben' and 'Dirty Work'. These cats are in the phone book, apparently.
It would have helped if I had known what we wanted the skip for exactly - how much crap we will have and whether we can dispose of it all in one go, or the work necessitates a slow trickle of crap. If we can do it in a oner, then a truck sounds good. I can help shift stuff, and the truck geezers will also help out.
What happens next?