Council tests new community jump system

Residents will have the opportunity to declutter their homes for free using one of the new mega dumpsters on Saturday 10 September.

In an effort to help residents dispose of items responsibly, Richmond City Council will be piloting the use of community dumpsters at two separate locations in the borough. The Council offers a collection service for bulky items but residents will now be able to bring their old belongings to the community without recycling their objects.

Dumpsters will be located at Bloxham Crescent in Hampton and at the corner of Stillingfleet Road and Barnes Avenue in Barnes.

Residents can take up to six items with them to the mega dumpster for free, including electrical equipment and household items like mattresses and sofas.

Council officers will be on hand on the day to share information about the support available through the Community Ambassadors project and provide recycling advice to residents. An RHP handyman will also be available to help with repairs in common areas.

Mega Skip Day

  • When: Saturday, September 10, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Where: Dumpsters will be placed at the following locations:
    • Bloxham Crescent in Hampton
    • The corner of Stillingfleet and Barnes Avenue in Barnes

As we expect high demand that day, we will operate on a first come, first served basis. When the dumpsters are full, we’ll let you know via Twitter, check @LBRUT Before leaving.

What you can bring

We limit the number of items you can bring to a maximum of six items per household so that everyone has the opportunity to use the dumpsters.
A trash bag counts as one item, just like a couch, mattress, etc.

Open to residents of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames only, proof of address may be required.

We can only accept certain items.

YES please:

  • Household waste only: skips are reserved for household waste – no professional waste
  • Carpet
  • Computers and hardware
  • Furniture – eg mattresses, sofas, tables etc.
  • Microwaves and small appliances
  • Batteries (but not car batteries)
  • Bikes
  • Cardboard
  • Black bags

NOPE Thanks for:

  • Hazardous Items or Hazardous Materials/Chemicals: Please do not bring anything hazardous such as sharp objects, needles, hazardous chemicals, drywall, flammable liquids and asbestos
  • To paint
  • Concrete
  • car batteries
  • Cement, rubble or rubble
  • Plasterboard
  • Engine oil/cooking oil
  • Refrigerators or other large electrical appliances

Other waste services

Residents can report fly tipping incidents online.

If you miss mega jump day and want the council to pick up your bulky items, you can book a bulky item pickup.

Sign up for Freegle, something you don’t want could be used by others.

Cllr Julia Neden-Watts, Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee, said:

“As a council, we want to work with residents to keep our borough clean and green. The mega dumpsters will allow residents to get rid of their old broken items for free. If the trial is successful, we will look to deploy the mega dumpsters to other areas of the borough in due course.

“Fly dumping remains unacceptable. If you witness wild dumping in the borough, please report it to us directly.

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