The cost of placing a skip on the public highway outside your house needs to be taken into consideration as you might be surprised at the cost of purchasing a Highway Permit. In some cities like London, you could have an additional fee to pay for reserving a bay to put the skip in. Highway permits in London vary from £30 – £165 with the cost of a Parking Suspension Fee ranges from £16 – £130 The permits are for 7 -14 days and costing the same again if you go over the period of time.
Prices vary around the country so check with your Local Authority for a costing or with your local skip hire companies.
The Skip Hire company has to purchase a Highway permit on your behalf. Also, some companies are now adding an administration fee for arranging the permit adding to the cost.
Wait & Load, the skip lorry turns up, drops the skip and waits for you to fill. You have a time limit usually 20 -30 minutes. If you go over the time there will be an additional cost sometimes charged by the minute.
Grab lorry, put your waste into a pile on your property and the Grab lorry will arrive and self-load using a hydraulic bucket. A Grab lorry will save you money if you are going to need more than one skip. But can still be competitive against hiring a skip. Some companies will only grab Hardcore and Soil so check before ordering.
When you consider the saving of a Highway permit cost both Wait & Load and Grab may be a good alternative in saving you money… Search for Wait & Load and Grab Lorry on skiphirenear.me the classified Directory has a complete list enabling you to search for most skip hire companies in the UK offering skip hire, Wait & Load and Grab hire