Thinking about hiring a skip in London? There are a few things you should consider before picking up the phone to your local skip hire company…
1. Where will you put the skip?
2. What can you put in the skip?
3. How long do you need to hire the skip for?
4. Do you need lamps and a cover if it’s kept overnight?
5. Do you need a skip permit in London?
Skip permits are issued by your local council. Depending on the council, applications for skip permits are made by you or the company providing the skip
6. Do you need a parking suspension in London?
London skip permit and parking suspension rates
|Barking & Dagenham||£15.97||14 days||£ –||Included|
|Barnet||£39.00||14 days||£40.00||Per day|
|Bexley||£16.00||14 days||£5.00||Per day|
|Brent||£19.00||14 days||£10.00||Per day|
|Bromley||£30.00||14 days||£25.00||Per week|
|Camden||£35.00||7 days||£ –||Included|
|City of London||£ –||–||£ –||–|
|Croydon||£28.00||14 days||£50.00||Per day|
|Ealing||£20.00||30 days||£10.00||30 days|
|Enfield||£45.00||30 days||£15.00||Per day|
|Greenwich||£32.00||28 days||£54.00||Per day|
|Hackney||£14.98||14 days||£12.00||Per day|
|Hammersmith & Fulham||£59.00||Per month||£27.00||Per day|
|Haringey||£40.00||Per day||£ –||Included|
|Harrow||£30.00||Per month||£30.00||Per day|
|Havering||£39.00||14 days||£15.00||Per day|
|Hillingdon||£16.00||14 days||£ –||Included|
|Hounslow||£40.00||14 days||£30.00||Per day|
|Islington||£63.00||Per month||£90.00||Per day|
|Kensington & Chelsea||£74.00||Per day||£27.00||Per day|
|Kingston||£39.00||Per month||£15.00||Per day|
|Lambeth||£29.50||Per month||£11.00||Per month|
|Lewisham||£27.00||Per month||£10.00||Per day|
|Merton||£25.00||14 days||£42.00||14 days|
|Redbridge||£25.00||Per month||£25.00||Per day|
|Richmond||£42.00||Per month||£ –||Included|
|Southwark||£50.00||28 days||£75.00||Per day|
|Sutton||£35.00||14 days||£ –||Included|
|Tower Hamlets||£16.60||7 days||£15.00||Per day|
|Waltham Forest||£45.00||14 days||£50.00||Min Charge|
|Wandsworth||£26.00||Per day||£29.00||Per day|
|Westminster||£78.00||Per day||£38.00||Per day|
Permit & parking costs show minimum charges and may be the sum of two or more separate fees. Parking charges only apply to skips placed in a controlled parking zone and vary from street to street – lowest charge shown for first day (costs may reduce for subsequent days). Some councils only issue permits to skip hire companies and usually charge these companies additional fees. No open skips are permitted in the Municipal boundary of the City of London. Information correct at time of writing. Source: AnyJunk (August 2010)
7. What size skip should you order?
London skip sizes
|(common sizes)||(cu yds)||(lxwxh)||(to fill skip)||(inc VAT)|
Figures are approximated. Source: AnyJunk (August 2010)
8. How much should you expect to pay to hire a skip in London?
9. Which London skip hire company should you use?
10. How can you check that the London skip hire company is legitimate?
i. Waste carrier’s license number – proving that they are properly registered with the Environment Agency to remove waste
ii. A written ‘duty of care’ waste transfer note – detailing the transfer of waste from you to them
iii. A copy of their public liability insurance – to ensure that if they damage your property they have appropriate cover in place.
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