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Skip Hire Prices & Costs London

Skips come in a range of the sizes.  The larger the size – the more expensive the skip.  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).  These prices are for skips located off the road (eg. in a driveway and the rates don’t tend to vary whether 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 in the delivery, collection and disposal, and not the loan of the skip.

However, if you locate the skip on the road, you will need to pay extra for a skip permit 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 £59. The average cost in London for a 7 day parking bay suspension is £225.

The table below shows how prices vary across London (after VAT) for hiring a 6 yard skip for mixed general waste for 7 days assuming the skip is located on-road with a parking suspension.

London Skip Hire Price Table 2017

London borough 6 cubic yard builder skip1 skip hire permit2 parking bay suspension2 total skip hire cost
Barking & Dagenham £265 £51 £208 £524
Barnet £265 £52 £340 £657
Bexley £265 £45 £40 £350
Brent £265 £42 £318 £625
Bromley £265 £36 £95 £396
Camden £265 £45 £269 £579
Croydon £265 £36 £250 £551
Ealing £265 £50 £225 £540
Enfield £265 £54 £204 £523
Greenwich4 £265 £47 £93 £405
Hackney £265 £65 £250 £580
Hammersmith & Fulham £265 £70 £320 £655
Haringey £265 £80 £196 £541
Harrow £265 £51 £176 £492
Havering £265 £70 £140 £475
Hillingdon £265 £40 £105 £410
Hounslow £265 £81 £156 £502
Islington £265 £87 £413 £765
Kensington & Chelsea £265 £89 £357 £711
Kingston upon Thames £265 £70 £119 £454
Lambeth £265 £60 £350 £675
Lewisham £265 £60 £350 £675
Merton £265 £60 £200 £525
Newham3 £265 £47 £165 £477
Redbridge £265 £92 £240 £597
Richmond upon Thames3 £265 £69 £270 £604
Southwark £265 £77 £225 £567
Sutton £265 £50 £35 £350
Tower Hamlets £265 £28 £372 £665
Waltham Forest £265 £65 £200 £530
Wandsworth £265 £34 £195 £494
Westminster £265 £78 £380 £723
City of London £265  no skips allowed on the road

Source: AnyJunk (May 2017)

1 Average hire price (after VAT) for hiring a 6 yard skip for mixed general waste

2 Costs for 7 days on road

3 Average parking bay suspension fee applied (fees vary)

4 Residents parking bay (not pay and display)