Mega Skip Day this Saturday
Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
The Mega Skips are back this Saturday (Sep 24), with residents able to access them in five locations around the borough.
Mega Skip Days are now being held every month. On Saturday they will be in locations in Southfields, Tooting, Battersea, Putney and Balham Usually there is a charge for bulky waste collections, but you can take up to six items along to the mega skip nearest to you for free, including some electrical equipment and household items like mattresses and sofas.
Cllr Judi Gasser, cabinet member for the environment, said: “As promised, we are holding Mega Skip Day every month to make it easier for residents to dispose of bulky items, saving them time and money and helping to reduce flytipping. Items put in the Mega Skips will be recycled. If you know an area that you think would benefit from a mega skip, email me at Cllr.J.Gasser@wandsworth.gov.uk.”
Mega Skip Day
When: Saturday September 24, 9am-12pm
Where: Skips will be placed at the following locations. As we expect high demand on the day, we will operate on a first come first served basis. When the skips are full we will let you know via twitter, so please check our feed before setting off.
Hanford Close SW18. Find on a map
Gambole Road SW17. Find on a map
Acanthus Road SW11. Find on a map
Festing Road SW15. Find on a map
Larch Close SW12. Find on a map
What you can bring
We are limiting the number of items you can bring to no more than six items per household so that everyone has a chance to make use of the skips.
One bag of rubbish counts as one item, as does one sofa, one mattress etc.
Open to residents of the London Borough of Wandsworth only, bring ID e.g. a driving licence, passport or a utility bill.
We can only accept certain items:
YES please to,
- Household waste only: the skips are for household waste only – no business waste.
- Computers and IT equipment
- Furniture - e.g. mattresses, sofas, tables etc...
- Microwaves and small electrical appliances
- Batteries (but no car batteries)
- Black bags
NO thank you to,
- Hazardous objects or dangerous materials/chemicals: please do not bring anything hazardous in such as sharp objects, needles, dangerous chemicals, plasterboard, flammable liquids and asbestos.
- Car batteries
- Cement, rubble or hardcore
- Engine oil/cooking oil
- Fridges or other large electrical appliances
- Other waste services
Report fly-tips on the council website gov.uk/flytipping
To check collection days for waste and recycling days visit gov.uk/waste
If you miss the ‘mega skip’ days and want the council to collect your bulky items for a modest fee visit gov.uk/specialcollections
Sign up to Freegle, something you may not want can be used by others https://www.ilovefreegle.org/explore/Wandsworth-Freegle
https://groups.freecycle.org/group/WandsworthUK is also a good place to ask for and dispose of items that can be reused.