Other Factors that influence Skip Hire Prices
Below are a few more considerations that can impact the cost of your skip hire. They may not always be relevant to you, depending on the type of skip you require and its use.
Skip Hire Permit
If you plan on placing a skip on a road (or other council owned land), it is important that you have the necessary skip permit from your local council. The cost of a permit differs between councils, but are typically between £15 -£60. Skip providers can arrange the permit on your behalf. If the skip is placed on private land, a permit is not required.
Length of Hire
Most clients hire a skip for between 1 – 2 weeks. If you fill your skip sooner, you can call the provider and they will take it away. If you require the skip for a longer period, you may have to pay an additional charge, however prices for extending the skip hire period are often quite small, and some companies may be happy to extend for free.
Location of Skip Hire
Skip hire prices vary significantly throughout the UK, with the highest prices generally seen in London and the South of England. The cheapest skip prices are found further north, in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North of England. For example, a 6-yard skip bin in Yorkshire will cost between £90 – 115, whereas the same skip in London will range from £135 – 220.
Type of Waste
Some waste is not permitted in your skip, and the allowable waste often varies between skip firms, so always take a look on their information page before booking. Restricted items include electricals (such as fridges, TV’s, microwaves), batteries, tyres, paints, and plasterboard.
Fortunately, many restricted items can be taken to your local council run recycling centre, and disposed of for free (or cheap).
It is important that you never try to hide restricted waste in your skip. Every skip is individually sorted for recycling, and if disallowed waste is found, you may have to pay additional disposal costs.
Please note: the costs above are a guide of skip hire prices in the UK, and prices may vary. For accurate pricing for your specifications, please request a quote or use the compare pricing form below.