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London Skip Permit Rates

10 November 2019

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. 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 permitted parking in your street, you will require a parking bay suspension / CPZ suspension. These also can take a few days to process. The cost of a parking suspension varies hugely between London boroughs, ranging from £16 to a whopping £130 per day in Barking & Dagenham.

London skip permit fees & parking suspension cost 2019*

London borough

Permit Fee 1

Parking Suspension Fee 2

Average £68 £55
Barking & Dagenham £54 £130
Barnet £55 £55
Bexley £48 £80
Brent £54 £47
Bromley £38 £20
Camden £56 £57
City of London No skips are allowed on road in the City of London
Croydon £51 £40
Ealing £50 £50
Enfield £58 £16
Greenwich £49 £67
Hackney £80 £25
Hammersmith & Fulham £75 £44
Haringey £87 £26
Harrow £57 £66
Havering £75 £35
Hillingdon £40 £31
Hounslow £87 £48
Islington £95 £99
Kensington & Chelsea £95 £56
Kingston £125 £25
Lambeth £60 £42
Lewisham £60 £30
Merton £60 £25
Newham £30 £20
Redbridge £165 £30
Richmond £75 £39
Southwark £80 £28
Sutton £80 £20
Tower Hamlets £49 £44
Waltham Forest £70 £75
Wandsworth £36 £35
Westminster £78 £50

Source: AnyJunk (information correct at the time of the last update – November 2019)
*Additional administration fees may also apply

1 7 – 14 days duration depending on council

2 Rate for 1 days suspension


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 permits to skip hire companies directly and may charge additional fees. No skips are permitted on the road in the City of London.

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