Before putting a skip on a public highway in the Merton and Wimbledon area, you’ll need to have a skip hire permit (sometimes referred to as a skip license) 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’ll also need to arrange a parking suspension.
Both cost money and take time to arrange. Residents and businesses cannot apply direct to Merton Council. The company providing you the skip must apply for you and will then add these extra fees to the basic skip hire price.
Skip Permit Licence Fees for Merton & Wimbledon
2 Weeks £35.00
4 Weeks £60.00
Controlled Parking Suspension Fees for Merton & Wimbledon
2 Weeks £42.00
4 Weeks £84.00
Note: higher ‘special’ parking charges apply for skips placed in Worple Road, Wimbledon (outside and opposite ‘Elys’), High Street, Wimbledon Village, Church Road, Wimbledon Village, or The Broadway, Wimbledon
5 days notice – Merton Council requires five 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.
Man & Van rubbish clearance doesn’t require any permits
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 or hippo bag in the Merton and Wimbledon area.
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 permits or parking suspension – plus, you only pay for the space used up and your neighbours don’t get a chance to fill it overnight!
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