London Skip Hire Prices
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).
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.