How much does skip hire cost?

Skip hire prices vary on location and size. The most popular sizes for a skip are 4 and 8 cubic yard skips. These are also known as ‘builder skips’. They are often seen across the country on driveways and streets. We have put together a price list which includes an average cost per town/city based on the assumption that the skip is kept on a driveway or private land. If you require a skip to be placed on a public highway, you will require a skip permit license. These range in price per council from £15 to £180+ per 14 day period. If you require the skip to be in a parking space, you will also need to pay for a daily parking suspension.

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Whether you next a next working day skip or you’re looking to book in advance for a project, at Reliable Skip, we allow you to choose your date when you hire online.

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We check the average prices for a skip hire in the UK, so you don’t have to! Our prices are extremely competitive and regularly benchmarked against other companies.

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Average Skip Hire Price List

Below are a list of the average prices for a skip hire across the UK. There are a number of factors aside from your location which will affect the total price for delivery and collection of your skip including the size, type of waste and the ease (or difficulty!) of access to your property. Price averages are current as of 2019 and include VAT.

Location
6-Yard Skip
8-Yard Skip
Average
£220
£249
Birmingham
£190
£215
Brighton
£255
£295
Bristol
£235
£243
Cambridge
£210
£245
Cardiff
£225
£235
Edinburgh
£199
£230
Essex
£235
£260
Exeter
£290
£340
Glasgow
£186
£205
Gloucester
£249
£289
Leeds
£208
£220
Leicester
£189
£210
Liverpool
£155
£181
London
£290
£315
Luton
£260
£281
Manchester
£191
£215
Middlesborough
£189
£231
Newcastle
£220
£240
Northampton
£179
£209
Nottingham
£199
£221
Oxford
£229
£305
Portsmouth
£259
£310
Reading
£249
£300
Sheffield
£181
£219
Slough
£255
£290
Southampton
£270
£315

Skip Hire Cost – Common Questions

Are there any additional costs?

When hiring a skip through Reliable Skip, we make sure that all costs are fully transparent. We do not charge additional fees for collection or for cancellations more than 24 hours in advance. Any last minute cancellations may incur an administration charge, depending on the skip provider.

It’s important to consider the location of where the skip is being placed and whether this may require a skip permit or a parking bay suspension. These costs can often exceed the value of the skip hire and we urge you to check with your local authority. before placing an order.

Do I have to pay for a license or a permit?

If you are planning for your skip to be placed on a public road, highway or parking space (even if you have a parking permit!) you will require a Skip Hire Permit. In London for example, the costs per borough starting at £15.97 per 14 days. In the event that a parking bay is being used, you will need to pay for the suspension.

Are prices normally quoted with or without VAT?

Any larger skip hire company will likely be VAT registered and depending on the focus of their business (residential/commercial) may list their prices including or excluding VAT. At Reliable Skip, we ensure any VAT registered skip companies are clearly listed with both prices, so you can make an informed decision.

Are timescales guaranteed?

Whilst we do not guarantee timescales, over 95% of our skip hires are delivered on time. Due to the nature of transport, on rare occasions heavy traffic or bad weather may incur a day. In the event of this, your skip truck driver will contact you to inform you of the delay and provide a revised timescale.

How can I get the best price for a skip?

We regularly monitor the price of local skip hire companies in your area to ensure that we are offering a highly competitive price. To get the best price for your skip, make every effort to ensure that the skip can be delivered with easy access and where possible, arrange for it to be delivered on a private road or driveway to avoid incurring permit costs.

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What determines the price of a skip?

There are many different factors which determine the cost of a skip including:

  • Type of waste
  • Average traffic levels
  • Congestion charge
  • Ease of access
  • Current demand
  • Driver salary