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London Skip Hire Prices

22 March 2019

Skip Hire Prices & Costs London 2019

Skips come in a range of the sizes.  The larger the size – the more the skip costs.  The most popular sizes are the 6 cubic yard and the 8 cubic yard skip (often referred to as ‘builder skips’). These are the skips you typically see in a London residential street.

The average hire price in London for a 6-yard skip is £265 (£221 + VAT) and for an 8-yard skip is £295 (£246 + VAT) – which is typically about 20% more than using a man & van clearance (see below). These prices are for a skip located off the road (eg. in a driveway).  Rates don’t really vary if you hire the skip for a few days or for a couple of weeks.  This is because the main costs to the skip company are the delivery, collection and disposal, and not the loan of the skip.

However, if you want to put a skip on the road, you will need to pay extra for a skip permit license and, if the area has controlled parking, a parking suspension as well.  These fees are imposed by the borough council to discourage skips from cluttering up their streets.  The average cost in London for a 7-day skip permit is £60. The average cost for a 7-day parking bay suspension is £217.

This table shows how prices (including VAT) vary across London for hiring a 6-yard skip for mixed general waste for 7 days assuming the skip is put in the road in a CPZ area (and therefore needs a skip permit and a parking suspension).

London Skip Hire Price Table

London borough 6 Cubic Yards Builders’ Skip1 Skip Hire Permit* Permit Duration Parking Bay Suspension* Parking Suspension Duration Total Skip Hire Cost – (7 Days Average)*
Barking & Dagenham £265 £15.97 14 days £390 7 days £670.97
Barnet £265 £52 14 days £30 Per day £527
Bexley £265 £46 14 days £15 Per day £416
Brent £265 £49.50 14 days £46 Per day £636.50
Bromley £265 £37 14 days £10 Per day £372
Camden £265 £45.04 14 days £29.56 Per day £516.96
City of London £265 No skips are allowed to be placed on the road
Croydon £265 £36 14 days £40 Per day £581
Ealing £265 £50 14 days £50 Per skip £665
Enfield £265 £56 14 days £15.80 Per day £431.60
Greenwich £265 £47 28 days £65 / £23 1st day / subsequent days £515
Hackney £265 £80 28 days £25 Per day £520
Hammersmith & Fulham £265 £72.60 28 days £60 Per day £757.60
Haringey £265 £84.65 28 days £25 Per day £524.65
Harrow £265 £54 14 days £66 14 days £385
Havering £265 £70 14 days £35 Per day £580
Hillingdon £265 £40 14 days £15 Per day £410
Hounslow £265 £84.55 14 days £48 / £18 1st day / subsequent days £505.55
Islington £265 £90 Per month £96.20 / £30.65 1st day / subsequent days £635.10
Kensington & Chelsea £265 £93 3 months £81 Per day £925
Kingston upon Thames £265 £120 Per month £28.25 Per day £582.75
Lambeth £265 £60 Per month £40.96 Per day £611.72
Lewisham £265 £60 Per month £30 Per day £535
Merton £265 £60 28 days £25 Per day £500
Newham £265 £30 7 days Meter Meter £502
Redbridge £265 £92 Per month £30 Per day £627
Richmond upon Thames £265 £69 21 days £37 Per day £593
Southwark £265 £78.80 28 days £27.50 Per day £536.30
Sutton £265 £50 14 days £20 Per day £455
Tower Hamlets £265 £27.70 14 days £42.50 Per day £590.20
Waltham Forest £265 £70 14 days £60 / £20 1st day / subsequent days £515
Wandsworth £265 £34.70 14 days £47.40 Per day £631.50
Westminster £265 £78 28 days £78 Per day £889

Source: AnyJunk (March 2019)
Does not include additional administration fees (varies by each local authority)
1 Average hire price (inc.VAT) for hiring a 6-yard skip for mixed general waste

Man & Van Rubbish Clearance Service is at least 20% CHEAPER

Unlike skip hire, Man & Van rubbish clearance only needs to go to site once (whereas a skip lorry goes twice – once to drop off, once to collect), so it is normally considerably cheaper than hiring a skip, even before adding any skip permit charges. Rates vary but expect to save more than 20%. for the equivalent amount of waste removed by man & van rather than hiring a skip.

To compare prices in your area, click here and enter your postcode and select our ‘Large’ (7 cubic yard) collection size.



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