Average Skip Hire Prices

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Our sister site, skipandbin.com, gives us up to date skip prices for every skip company in the UK. This has allowed us to produce average skip hire prices for the major areas across the UK. These are detailed below for 6 cubic yard and 8 cubic yard skips.

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.

All skip prices include VAT and full details of the skip hire survey are here.