Mega Skips Returning to Wandsworth this Weekend

Will allow residents to dispose of bulky waste items free of charge

Mega skips will be available for Wandsworth borough residents only
Mega skips will be available for Wandsworth borough residents only

The council is once again leaving out large skips to allow residents to dispose of bulky waste items.

Normally there is a charge to dispose of bulky waste but from 9am and midday on Saturday 26 February, items can be brought free of charge. Items from sofas to mattresses and other large items - to one of the mega skips placed at nine locations in the borough including Putney Park Lane, the Alton Esate and Malva Close in Wandsworth. You can also bring black bags.

The council is 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…. The skips are open to residents of the London Borough of Wandsworth only, bring ID e.g. a driving licence, passport or a utility bill.

As the council expects high demand on the day, they will operate on a first come first served basis and some skips may fill up before midday

Councillor Steffi Sutters, Cabinet Member for Community Services and Open Spaces said, “You said you wanted us to bring back Mega Skip, day so we’re running it again this February so you can have a clear out of all those bulky items you’ve got at home.

“Last time we doubled the number of skips. This time we’ve got even more locations with additional skips at four more places across Wandsworth.

“So please do come along and make use of our mega skips.”

Items that can be accepted include:

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

Items that cannot be accepted are:
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

Skips will be placed at the following locations.

The skips will be open from 9am-12pm,

Church Lane Car Park, SW17
Strathdon Drive, SW17: on the corner between Strathdon Drive and St George’s Grove

Malva Close, SW18

Putney Park Lane, SW15

Balham Grove, SW12

Acanthus Road, SW11

Weydown Close, SW19: Junction between Weydown Close and Smithwood Close

Alton Estate, Downshire Field, SW15: Downshire Field, junction between Highcliffe Drive and Danebury Avenue

Westbridge Road, SW11: car park between Misterton Court and Draycott Court

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February 22, 2022