How are skip costs calculated?
The two biggest factors that will influence the cost of your skip is the size required and your location. Skip providers have to pay to dispose of your waste, and large skips carry more waste, so consequently cost more than smaller skips. Prices differ throughout the UK based on region, with the highest rates observed in London and the South of England, whilst prices are cheaper in the North of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Permits to place a skip on council owned land can increase costs. Generally, a permit costs between £15 – £60 and are valid for few weeks. However, prices can be higher, and you may need to pay additional charges if you are blocking a parking space.
If you require a lockable skip (which is useful for preventing unwanted waste being added to your skip), the cost will be higher than a conventional shape. Whilst the price is higher, having a lockable skip is a great way of avoiding potential fines if unwanted waste is added to your skip whilst left unattended.