Mega Skip Day this Saturday
Published: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
The Mega Skips will be in five locations around the borough on August 27.
Mega Skip Days are now being held every month. On Saturday they will be in locations in Roehampton, Tooting, Wandsworth, Battersea 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.
“This month we have listened to feedback and included two locations in Roehampton, a central location near Clapham Junction, Wandle Ward and a different area of Balham. 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 August 27, 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.
Church Lane Car Park, Tooting, SW17. Find on a map
Farlton Road, Wandsworth, SW18 Find on a map
Falcon Terrace, Battersea, SW11 Find on a map
Danebury Avenue SW15 Find on a map
Alton Road SW15 Find on a map
Terrapin Road, Balham, 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.