National Skip Hire Prices Survey

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The amount charged for hiring a skip can vary greatly depending on where you are in the country. A survey by our sister businesses skipandbin.com and loveskiphire.com shows the following average skip hire prices before VAT across the UK.

Average UK Skip Hire Prices

Location 4-yard 6-yard 8-yard 12-yard
Birmingham £140 £187 £210 £277
Bristol £156 £234 £237 £334
Edinburgh £134 £197 £220 £266
Essex £183 £231 £258 £332
Exeter £233 £280 £345 £409
Glasgow £120 £181 £201 £244
Leeds £123 £205 £211 £253
Liverpool £127 £152 £178 £238
London £213 £270 £294 £374
Luton £196 £250 £278 £352
Manchester £134 £188 £210 £245
Newcastle £165 £217 £232 £290
Nottingham £123 £190 £213 £249
Southampton £186 £266 £303 £349

Cheapest skip hire was Liverpool where you can expect to pay £178 (inc. VAT) for an 8-yard builder skip but the same sized skip in London will set you back £294 (inc. VAT). It may seem obvious that London skip hire prices should be higher to cover the extra costs of labour and congestion charges, but £116 seems an awful lot of extra! Equally, there are several other regions where the average price of an 8-yard skip is over £200 including Essex, Exeter, Luton and Southampton.

Full details of the survey are available on skipandbin.co.uk and loveskiphire.co.uk.

4 and 12-yard prices ex. VAT. 6 and 8-yard prices inc. VAT.