A survey of skip prices found that a six cubic yard skip in London cost £253, compared to just £130 in Glasgow.
For other skips sizes, however, Exeter is the UK most expensive city for skips.
The survey was carried out by price comparison site skipandbin.com. Managing director Jason Mohr said: “The survey highlights the big differences in skip hire prices that exist across the UK. The main reasons given by skip companies for these regional variations were the number of local competitors, the strength of the local economy and hence how much waste was being created, and the availability of nearby waste processing facilities. Exeter, for example, seems to have relatively few operators and limited recycling facilities – so its skip prices are amongst the highest in the country.
“However, over and above regional price variations, we continue to find skip hire rates differ greatly at the local level too – in some instances by as much as 40%.”