Gosport's free community skips scheme is under way.
The Gosport Borough Council scheme will bring skips to local neighbourhoods so residents can dispose of bulky household rubbish free of charge.
The scheme started on Saturday [8 October] at Elson Rec, and will run on a trial basis for six months.
The council has teamed up with TJ Waste & Recycling to run the scheme. At each location, three skips will be available from 10am on a Saturday. If these fill up, a fourth one will be added. Sessions will run until 2pm, but may end earlier if all skips fill up.
Skips will be located as follows:
8 October Elson Recreation Ground Car Park
15 October Whites Place Car Park
22 October Alver Valley West Car Park
29 October Bridgemary Park Car Park
5 November Turner Avenue Garage Car Park
12 November Privett Park Car Park
19 November St Helier Road Car Park
26 November Tukes Avenue Garage Area
3 December George Street Car Park
10 December Alver Valley East Car Park
17 December Walpole Park Lower Car Park
7 January Beach Road Car Park, Lee-on-the-Solent
14 January Pebbles Car Park
21 January Fort Road Car Park
For reminders of the timetable, residents can follow Gosport Borough Council - Streetscene on Facebook.
The Leader of the Council, Cllr Peter Chegwyn, said: "This is part of our push for a cleaner, greener Gosport. As well as being convenient for residents, this scheme could help to greatly reduce fly-tipping around the borough, by allowing residents to dispose of bulky items and other waste completely free of charge."
These items will be accepted:
cement, rubble, tiles and bricks
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
These items will not be accepted:
creosote, oil, petrol, diesel or lead-based paints
car engines or tyres
fridges or freezers
TV or computer screens
For more information on disposing of waste, go to www.gosport.gov.uk/waste Some household items can be repaired or donated, instead of being thrown out. Search 'reuse and repair sites' at www.hants.gov.uk or see www.gosport.gov.uk/donatebulkywaste