London Skip Hire Prices
Skip Hire Prices & License Permit Costs in London 2019
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). 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 placed on a road in a CPZ area (and therefore needs a skip permit and a parking suspension).
Unlike hiring a skip, man & van rubbish clearance only requires a single visit to site (whereas a skip lorry goes twice – once to drop off, once to collect), so it is normally considerably cheaper because the associated logistical costs are lower. In addition, with a man & van collection you don’t need to pay extra for a permit or CPZ suspension – which in London in particular, can add a lot more to the total cost.
To compare prices for skip hire and man & van rubbish clearance in your London area, click here and enter your postcode.