Gosport Borough Council’s community free skips scheme has been hailed a success after collecting more than 200 tonnes of waste in less than six months.

More than 94 per cent of the rubbish is being recycled, latest figures show.

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

Cllr Peter Chegwyn, Leader of the Council, said: “Our free skips scheme has been a win-win for Gosport. The skips allow residents to get rid of bulky household and garden items for free every other Saturday. This has helped reduce fly-tipping and has resulted in a cleaner, greener town.”

Upcoming dates for free skips are as follows:

  • 25 November, Holbrook Leisure Centre Car Park
  • 9 December, Privett Park Car Park, off Privett Road
  • 23 December, Walpole Park South Car Park, off Haslar Road
  • 6 January, Whites Place Car Park, off Forton Road

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

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

These items are 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 are not 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.