If you’re planning on locating a skip on a road in London, you’ll need to have a skip permit before your skip is delivered, otherwise you may be liable for a fine.
London skip permits are issued by your local council and are typically are charged by the day. Skip permit rates vary across the London boroughs, and depending on the council, applications for London skip permits must either be made by you or the skip hire company.
It normally takes a few days to arrange a skip permit, so allow for this in your planning or, if your waste needs to be removed more urgently, you may need to consider an alternative solution such as man & van rubbish clearance.
In addition to a London skip permit, if you have permit parking in your street, you will require a parking bay suspension. These also can take a few days to arrange, so if your waste removal is urgent you may have to delay it, pay a premium for a fast process, or seek an alternative.
The cost of a parking suspension varies hugely between London boroughs, ranging from zero to a whopping £90 per day in Islington.
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|
Skip permit rates & parking suspension costs show minimum charges and may be the sum of two or more separate fees. Parking suspension 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 skip hire permits to skip hire companies directly and usually charge these companies additional fees. No skips are permitted on the road in the City of London.
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