London Skip Permits & Parking Suspensions can add more than £200 to the price of Skip Hire

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How much does a skip permit cost in London?

Place a skip on the road or pavement in London and you’ll need a skip permit from your local council. Plus, if it’s in a controlled parking zone such as a pay & display bay, residential permit area, or single/double yellow lines, a parking suspension. These take time to arrange and cost money. In some London boroughs, a permit and a parking suspension can add more than £200 a day to the basic cost of hiring the skip! See our table below for an overview or view our detailed article on Skip Permit Rates in London including links to every London Borough Council website. 

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Skip Permit Charges & Parking Suspension Charges:

Council Skip permit (days vary)* Parking suspension (per day)
Barking & Dagenham £15.97 £130.00
Barnet £52.00 £30.00
Bexley £46.00 £15.00
Brent £49.50 £46.00
Bromley £37.00 £10.00
Camden £45.04 £29.56
City of Westminster £78.00 £78.00
Croydon £36.00 £40.00
Ealing £50.00 £50.00
Enfield £56.00 £15.80
Greenwich £47.00 £65.00
Hackney £80.00 £25.00
Hammersmith & Fulham £72.60 £60.00
Haringey £84.65 £25.00
Harrow £54.00 £66.00 (14 days)
Havering £70.00 £35.00
Hillingdon £40.00 £15.00
Hounslow £84.55 £18.00
Islington £90.00 £96.20
Kensington & Chelsea £93.00 £81.00
Kingston upon Thames £120.00 £28.25
Lambeth £60.00 £40.96
Lewisham £60.00 £30.00
Merton £60.00 £25.00
Newham £30.00 Metered
Redbridge £92.00 £30.00
Richmond upon Thames £69.00 £37.00
Southwark £78.80 £27.50
Sutton £50.00 £20.00
Tower Hamlets £27.70 £42.50
Waltham Forest £70.00 £60.00
Wandsworth £34.70 £78.00

* For a more detailed guide which includes the number of days the permits and parking is valid for, please visit our London Skip Permit Rates post.

Note that putting a skip on a red route requires a special highways licence from Transport for London.

It normally takes at least a few days to arrange a skip permit or parking bay suspension so if your waste needs to be removed urgently, save yourself the hassle and the extra money by using our man & van rubbish clearance service instead.