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London Skip Hire Prices

21 November 2019

Skip Hire Prices & License Permit Costs in London 2019

The average hire price in London for a 6-yard skip is £258 (£215 + VAT) and for an 8-yard skip is £283 (£236 + 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.

Bear in mind that these average prices do NOT mean this is how much you should expect to pay for your skip in every London borough. In fact skip rates vary quite significantly depending on where you are in London. North West London for example is one of the cheapest areas. This is because several skip companies are based there and so their lorries do not need to travel far to drop or collect your skip.  This impacts their costs and hence their rates.

Remember that in London, where parking is such a problem, unless you have space at your property to place the skip off the road, you will have to pay extra for a skip permit license from the council. Plus, if the area has controlled parking, you will also have to pay for a parking suspension.  These fees are imposed by the borough council to discourage skips from cluttering up their streets (and taking up parking spots).  The average cost in London for a 7-day skip permit is £67 (most permits last at least 7 days, rather than being charged daily). The average cost for a 1 day parking bay suspension is around £40.

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).

London Skip Hire Price Table 2019 (with permits)

London borough 6 Yard Builders’ Skip1 Skip Hire Permit* Permit Min. Duration Parking Bay Suspension* Parking Suspension Duration Total Cost for 7 Days*
Barking & Dagenham £258 £54 14 days £390 7 days £672
Barnet £258 £55 14 days £55 Per day £698
Bexley £258 £47 14 days £20 Per day £446
Brent £258 £54 14 days £46 Per day £634
Bromley £258 £38 14 days £20 Per day £436
Camden £258 £55 14 days £57 Per day £713
City of London £258 No skips are allowed to be placed on the road
Croydon £258 £51 14 days £40 Per day £589
Ealing £258 £50 14 days £50 Unlimited £358
Enfield £258 £58 14 days £15.80 Per day £427
Greenwich £258 £49 28 days £67 / £24 1st day / extra day(s) £518
Hackney £258 £80 28 days £25 Per day £513
Hammersmith & Fulham £258 £75 28 days £44 / £66 5 days / extra day(s) £685
Haringey £258 £87 28 days £26 Per day £526
Harrow £258 £57 14 days £66 14 days £381
Havering £258 £75 14 days £35 Per day £578
Hillingdon £258 £40 14 days £31 Per day £515
Hounslow £258 £86 14 days £48 / £18 1st day / extra day(s) £501
Islington £258 £95 Per month £99.40 / £31.65 1st day / extra day(s) £642
Kensington & Chelsea £258 £95 3 months £56 / £84 5 days / extra day(s) £801
Kingston upon Thames £258 £125 Per month £25 Per day £558
Lambeth £258 £60 Per month £41.82 Per day £611
Lewisham £258 £60 Per month £30 Per day £528
Merton £258 £60 28 days £25 Per day £493
Newham £258 £30 7 days Meter Meter £507
Redbridge £258 £165 Per month £30 Per day £633
Richmond upon Thames £258 £75 21 days £39 Per day £606
Southwark £258 £80 28 days £20 Per day £478
Sutton £258 £80 14 days £20 Per day £478
Tower Hamlets £258 £48 14 days £44 Per day £615
Waltham Forest £258 £70 14 days £75 / £35 1st day / extra day(s) £613
Wandsworth £258 £36 14 days £49 Per day £640
Westminster £258 £78 28 days £78 Per day £882

Source: AnyJunk (November 2019)
* additional administration fees may apply (varies by each local authority)
1 Average London skip hire price (inc.VAT) for a 6-yard skip for mixed general waste 

 

Man & Van Rubbish Clearance Service is up to 50% CHEAPER in London than Skip Hire

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.

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