We’ve just put a great little widget on our website for checking how much a skip permit costs in your area. All you need to do is enter the postcode of where the skip will be located and click ‘Search’. Wonderful wizardry will instantly show you how much you should be paying for a skip permit in that area and which council you need to contact to arrange it.
We created it because so often skip companies charge customers an extra admin fee on top of the skip license fee charged by the council and, although we think it’s reasonable to do so to cover their administration time, we also think it is important that the extra charge is not excessive. Equally, a lot of people tend to forget how much extra skip hire can cost when you take into account the additional cost of a skip permit if it needs to be left on a road. Not to mention the parking suspension fees on top for controlled parking zones, which in some parts of the country are more than £100 on top. Unfortunately including parking fees in our skip permit widget is a little bit beyond us at the minute, but hopefully you will find the tool helpful nonetheless.
Please feel free to share the page with anyone you think would be interested in it. At the minute the nearest equivalent is a look up tool on the Direct Gov site, but this just shows you which council to contact, and not how much the skip permit actually costs. Perhaps not surprisingly we think our widget is much better!