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Free skips scheme under way again

Gosport Borough Council's free community skips scheme gets under way again on Saturday 20 May.

The scheme brings skips to local neighbourhoods so residents can dispose of bulky household rubbish free of charge.

The council has teamed up with TJ Waste & Recycling to run the scheme.

Skips are available from 9.30am until 11.30am. Sessions may end earlier if all skips are full.

Upcoming dates are as follows:

  •       Saturday 20 May          Gosport Leisure Centre car park, off Forest Way
  •       Saturday 27 May          Walpole Park car park, off Haslar Road
  •       Saturday 3 June            Alver Valley West car park, off Cherque Way, Lee
  •       Saturday 17 June          White's Place car park, off Forton Road
  •       Saturday 1 July            Green Lane car park

The Leader of the Council, Cllr Peter Chegwyn, said: "When we started the scheme last year it was very popular and we collected about 90 tonnes of rubbish in around nine weeks.

"We had to pause it for a while to sort out some teething problems, but now it's back.

"It's all part of the council's drive for a cleaner, greener Gosport. It's a convenient service for residents and it could help reduce fly-tipping around the borough."

The service is for Gosport residents only, and commercial waste is not accepted.

These items will be accepted:

  •        wood
  •        cement, rubble, tiles and bricks   
  •        electrical cabling
  •        metal 
  •        glass
  •        items from kitchen and bathroom refits, including sinks, baths etc
  •        flooring and carpets
  •        garden items including toys, equipment and furniture  
  •        items from garage and loft clearances including tools, furniture, buggies, and camping equipment
  •        batteries
  •        garden waste including branches, turf, soil and paving slabs
  •        computers, laptops, TVs and computer screens

These items will not be accepted:

  •        plasterboard
  •        asbestos
  •        creosote, oil, petrol, diesel or lead-based paints
  •        liquid waste (including paint)
  •        fluorescent tubes
  •        pressurised containers (including gas cannisters)
  •        car engines or tyres
  •        fridges or freezers
  •        Japanese knotweed
  •        clinical waste

See more information on the scheme, including confirmation of dates.

Find out more about disposing of waste.

Some household items can be repaired or donated, instead of being thrown out. Find out more about reuse and repair or see our information about donating bulky waste.


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