Mega Skip Day coming soon
Published: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
The next Mega Skip Day will be on Saturday November 26 at six locations around the borough.
Mega Skip Days are now being held every month. 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. The December Mega Skip Day will be on December 6 - we will publicise locations nearer the time.
Mega Skips are part of council efforts to deter flytipping. Last week the council also agreed to buy another eight CCTV cameras for flytipping hotspots.
Cllr Judi Gasser, cabinet member for the environment, said: “We know residents appreciate the opportunity to put their bulky waste in megaskips, which is why we have made Mega Skip Day monthly. We are putting the skips in different locations around the borough each month. If you know an area that would benefit from one, email me at Cllr.J.Gasser@wandsworth.gov.uk.”
Mega Skip Day
When: Saturday November 26, 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.
- Acanthus Road SW11. Find on a map
- Bendon Valley, SW18. Find on a map
- Larch Close SW12. Find on a map
- Church Lane Car Park, SW17. Find on a map
- Ingrave Street, SW11. Find on a map
- Highcliffe Drive/Sherfield Gardens, SW15. 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.