The local council of Upminster, Essex, regularly charges both businesses and residents for hiring a skip in the form of a permit. These permits generally only apply to busy areas where traffic and travel will suffer directly from having a skip placed there. Since Upminster isn’t particularly close to central London, the price of a permit isn’t particularly high.
The size of your skip is the biggest contributor to the final bill. If you choose a small 2 cu yard mini skip the price isn’t going to rocket upwards. It’s easy to transport, there’s not a great deal to dispose of after it’s taken away, and the cost of a permit goes down. Generally, if you want to keep costs down it’s best to go for the smaller option. Don’t opt for big skip hire unless you’re sure you need it.