Gosport’s free community skips scheme is going from strength to strength and on Saturday surpassed 250 tonnes of waste collected in only eight months.

The Gosport Borough Council scheme brings skips to different locations each fortnight, where people can easily dispose of their household waste which doesn’t go in black or recycling bins.

Cllr Peter Chegwyn, Leader of the Council, said: “Our free skips are available every other Saturday and are proving extremely popular. Residents can dispose of large household and garden waste for free so the scheme is helping people to easily get rid of and recycle their waste.”

The free skips are for Gosport residents only, commercial waste is not accepted.

Upcoming dates and locations:

  • 3 February, Bridgemary School car park
  • 17 February, Alver Valley West car park
  • 2 March, Whites Place car park, off Forton Road
  • 16 March, Walpole Park South car park
  • 30 March, Privett Park car park, off Privett Road
  • 13 April, Holbrook Leisure Centre car park, off Forest Way
  • 27 April, Green Lane car park, Hardway

Skips are available from 9.30am to 11.30am every other Saturday. Sessions may end earlier if the skips are full.

Items 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
  • garden waste including branches, turf, soil and paving slabs
  • computers, laptops, TVs and computer screens

Items not accepted:

  • plasterboard
  • Asbestos
  • batteries
  • 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

Read more about the Community Skips scheme.

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.

Picture caption: From L to R: Gosport Borough councillors Dawn Kelly, Richard Earle, leader Peter Chegwyn, Kirsty Cox, and Mervin Bradley