London Skip Permit Rates

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How much does a skip permit in London cost?

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. See our guide on the average skip hire cost in London.

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 such as AnyJunk.

The cost of a parking suspension varies hugely between London boroughs, ranging from zero to a whopping £130 per day in Barking & Dagenham, not to mention the administration fees which exceeds £100 in many boroughs!

London skip permit and parking suspension rates*

Borough Permit Duration Parking Duration
Barking & Dagenham £15.97 14 days £130.00 Per day
Barnet £52.00 14 days £30.00 Per day
Bexley £46.00 14 days £15.00 Per day
Brent £49.50 14 days £46.00 Per day
Bromley £37.00 14 days £10.00 Per day
Camden £45.04 14 days £29.56 Per day
City of London No skips are allowed to be placed in City of London
Croydon £36.00 14 days £40.00 Per day
Ealing £50.00 14 days £50.00 Per skip
Enfield £56.00 14 days £15.80 Per day
Greenwich £47.00 28 days £65 / £23 1st Day / Subsequent days
Hackney £80.00 28 days £25.00 Per day
Hammersmith & Fulham £72.60 28 days £60.00 Per day
Haringey £84.65 28 days £25.00 Per day
Harrow £54.00 14 days £66.00 14 days
Havering £70.00 14 days £35.00 Per day
Hillingdon £40.00 14 days £15.00 Per day
Hounslow £84.55 14 days £48 / £18 1st Day / Subsequent days
Islington £90.00 Per month £96.20 / £30.65 1st Day / Subsequent days
Kensington & Chelsea £93.00 3 months £81.00 Per day
Kingston £120.00 Per month £28.25 Per day
Lambeth £60.00 Per month £40.96 Per day
Lewisham £60.00 Per month £30.00 Per day
Merton £60.00 28 days £25.00 Per day
Newham £30.00 7 days Meter
Redbridge £92.00 Per month £30.00 Per day
Richmond £69.00 21 days £37.00 Per day
Southwark £78.80 28 days £27.50 Per day
Sutton £50.00 14 days £20.00 Per day
Tower Hamlets £27.70 14 days £42.50 Per day
Waltham Forest £70.00 14 days £60 / £20 1st Day / Subsequent days
Wandsworth £34.70 14 days £47.40 Per day
Westminster £78.00 28 Days £78.00 Per day
*Additional administration fees may also apply

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 is shown for the 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.

Source: AnyJunk (information correct at the time of the last update – July 2018)