Average Skip Hire Prices

builders skip on road

Every year we undertake a survey of skip prices from skip companies across the UK. This allows us to produce average skip hire prices for the major cities in the UK. These rates are detailed below for 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skips – the two most common skip sizes.  Rates include VAT but exclude the cost of a skip permit or parking bay suspension.  They are for general mixed waste.

Average UK Skip Hire Prices

Location 6-yard skip  8-yard skip
UK Average £215 £246
Birmingham £187 £210
Brighton £252 £293
Bristol £234 £237
Cambridge £206 £242
Cardiff £223 £226
Edinburgh £197 £220
Essex £231 £258
Exeter £280 £345
Glasgow £181 £201
Gloucester £243 £286
Leeds £205 £211
Leicester £189 £209
Liverpool £152 £178
London £270 £294
Luton £250 £278
Manchester £188 £210
Middlesbrough £186 £222
Newcastle £217 £232
Northampton £174 £205
Nottingham £190 £213
Oxford £224 £299
Portsmouth £254 £307
Reading £243 £297
Sheffield £178 £213
Southampton £266 £303
 
Note: prices include VAT @ 20% but exclude skip permit fee & parking suspensions if on road. Source: AnyJunk/Skipandbin October 2017

The above table tells us that the average skip hire price across the UK is £215 for a 6-yard skip and £246 for an 8-yard skip. Liverpool is the cheapest area to hire a skip as it boasts the cheapest average price for a 6-yard skip and 8-yard skip. Unsurprisingly, London is at the other end of the scale and is 20% more expensive than the national average price for a 6-yard skip and 16% more expensive than the national average price for an 8-yard one. However, Luton, Southampton, Exeter and Essex are not far behind with a combined average of £257 for a 6-yard skip and £296 for an 8-yard one.

Man & Van is cheaper

In most regions skip hire is considerably more expensive than man & van rubbish removal.  To check equivalent prices for man & van clearance visit https://www.anyjunk.co.uk/, enter your postcode and choose a ‘Large’ collection size.