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If you live in London, you know that you will always get a lot of options for anything. The same goes true when it comes to skip hire in London. Cheap skip hire in London is high in demand because they can accommodate a wide range of waste management needs for people.

We meet the needs of both small and large companies by providing skips in the inner city and around Greater London. Enviro Skip Hire offers a full range of skips readily available at short notice.

Our team of professionals carefully handle all deliveries in a well-organized manner while adhering to all health and safety standards.

We offer mini skips and 4, 6 and 8 yard skip options for offices, domestic clients, and small-to-medium sized construction sites. Our 10, 12 and 16 yard skips are ideal for commercial clients for bulk waste from refurbishments.

Our highly knowledgeable customer service team provides necessary information about skip renting. We also advise customers on obtaining permits, any additional costs involved, etc.

Enviro Skip Hire vs other London Skip Hire Companies 


1. London Waste Management Alternatives

We at Enviro Skip Hire recognise that occasionally using London skip hire services may not be your desired course of action. Comparing ourselves to the competition, our professionals can offer the best waste management options for your requirements. We have the ideal service alternatives for you, whether you need asbestos removal, hazardous waste disposal, or a man with a van.


2. London Skip Hire Permits

The fact that we have London skip hire specialists with understanding of the local permit needs and requirements sets us apart from the competition. With the help of our committed specialists, we ensure that the skip hire process is as efficient as possible in London.


3. Range of London Skip Hire Sizes

Discover how we provide a large selection of London skip hiring sizes that are suited to you by taking a look. To see more, click here!

Skip Hire London Prices

The total cost of skip hire in London depends on the cost of parking permits, the skip license by local authorities, and the base cost of the skip container that is about £260 based on an average 8 yard skip rental.

In addition, on street parking may also add to the cost of skip hire with extras like enclosed skips and lights, which are often mandatory for roadside skips.

A parking bay suspension costs between £16 and £390 based on your location and the average cost of a skip permit is £68.

We can say that the average cost to hire a skip in London is £600 for about two weeks, depending on a 6-8 yard skip with a parking bay suspension and a council permit.

Booking a skip in London with Enviro Skip Hire couldn’t be easier. Just select your skip size and fill out the contact form here or give us a call at 0203 468 4445

Skip Hire London Sizes

Skips are referred in terms of cubic yards, that is: 1 yard high x 1 yard wide x 1 yard deep.

The 4 yard skip is suitable for domestic customers doing garden clearance or home renovation.

6 yard skips are used for slightly larger DIY projects and are commonly used for street parking.

Construction companies usually hire 8 yard skips as these are suitable for heavy waste such as rubble, concrete, and soil.

Often, before ordering skips larger than 8 yards, you need to call your local authority. 12 and 16 yard skips are ideal for larger clearances, including bulky and light waste types.

You can find out what skip size you might need using our skip hire calculator here

Sometimes, skip hire in London may not be possible due to several reasons. For instance, if you live in a cul-de-sac, trucks may need extra road space to safely load and unload containers.

We provide skip hire alternatives including rubbish removal by man and van. With this option, our team picks up the collected waste and loads it into trucks.

How do skip hire London prices work?

Skip hire prices in London vary based on a number of factors, including the size of the skip, the type of waste you are disposing of, and where it is located. Skip sizes range from 2-yard to 16-yard skips. Typically, the bigger the skip, the more expensive it will be to hire. The type of waste you are disposing of will also affect the price. For example, hazardous waste such as oil or chemicals may require a special type of skip and incur additional costs. Finally, the cost of skip hire in London is also dependant on the location, as the costs in and around London differ, for example 8-yard skips in South East London cost £250+VAT, in North London £270+VAT and West London £260+VAT, typically areas with higher land costs, such as central London, will have higher hire prices.

It is also very important to check with your local council to make sure you have the necessary permits before hiring a skip, especially if you are hiring a skip on the road, as you will need to consider getting a skip permit and potentially suspending a parking bay.

Skip permits and parking bay suspensions in London vary depending on the area and the duration of the permit. Skip permits are typically valid for 7-14 days and must be applied for through the local council, by us. The cost of a skip permit in London typically ranges from around £20-£50, depending on the size of the skip and the duration of the permit.

Parking bay suspensions are also available in London at a cost of around £50-£100. These suspensions are usually valid for 2-4 weeks and must be applied for through the local council, by us.

If you have any questions about hiring your skip please get in touch to check if we need to apply for a skip hire permit or parking bay suspension on your behalf.

What areas of London do you cover for skip hire?

We cover a range of areas in London and the surrounding areas for skip hire. Whether you need commercial skip hire in Central, North, East, South or West London or domestic skip hire we can assist.

More specifically our skip hire service covers:

North and North West London including Camden, Brent Cross, Hendon, Uxbridge, Kentish Town, Hampstead, Golders Green, Pinner, and all surrounding areas. Domestic Skip Hire is more prominent in this area due to the volume of residential dwellings over businesses.

Central London is known more for its commercial skip hire into areas like Westminster, Liverpool Street, Mayfair etc

East London has a mix between domestic and commercial skip hire into areas like Hackney, Dalston, Leyton and Walthamstow

South, South East and South West London including areas like Dulwich, Camberwell, Balham. Fulham, Clapham, Putney, Brixton, Wandsworth, and all their surrounding areas

Finally West London too which, due to the increase the house development and renovation markets, we have seen a significant rise is both domestic and commercial skip hire in recent years. We cover areas such as Acton, Chiswick, Maida Vale, Kensington, and all surrounding areas too.

We can also arrange deliveries of both domestic and commercial skip hire into the surrounding towns and cities including Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex, and Surrey.

Do I need a specific permit to hire a skip in London?

Whether not you need a skip hire permit in London depends on a few things, mainly you do if you do not have sufficient space off road to drop and store the skip. In this instance then you will need to organise purchasing a skip hire permit through the local council, the cost of the permit is on top of the skip hire price. The dates of expiry range between one week and one month, if you need the skip longer then the permit will need to be renewed.

Off road includes a piece of land that is owned by you including a driveway or a garden, if you need to put a skip on public property then you must have a skip hire permit and it is the skip hire permit that in instances is causing skip hire prices to increase drastically.

When organising the skip hire permit the council will only deal with the skip company, so you will need to organise it through the company in question, we can get this organised for you irrespective of the council you are part of.

As the space in London is minimal most people do need to organise a permit. However, another thing to consider is whether the skip is going into a parking bay or a space that needs to be blocked off. If that is the case, then you will need to organise the suspension of the parking bay too, which adds another cost to hiring the skip and this usually is charged on a daily rate, in some areas in London this could reach up to adding an extra £50 a day to your skip hire price. Again, this is something our friendly staff at Enviro Skip Hire can assist with.

What's not allowed to go in my skip?

There are a range of waste types and items that are not allowed in your skip, this mainly includes items of hazardous and clinical waste, this includes items like liquids, asbestos, paint (although dry paint is ok), liquids, paint tins, gas cylinders, tyres, mattresses, batteries, chemicals, and solvents.

Sometimes people do accidentally slip these items into the skip and the severity of the stress and upheaval it can cause the skip company is dependant on the waste type, best case there will be an additional amount charged to the hirer of the skip however if it is a waste type like asbestos then facilities may need to be shut down for health and safety reasons etc.

Please note prices listed are for guidance and your final quote will depend on your location
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