New community skip dates announced

Barnet residents can dispose of three large items every three months

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Barnet Council’s community skip service have announced new dates for Barnet residents to dispose of up to three large unwanted household items.

Community skips are available at various locations across the borough on a rolling schedule.

Those wishing to dispose of items can bring three items to the Community Skip every three months.

Guidance on using the Community Skip service.

Skips are available between 7am and 1pm on the stated day.

Those wishing to use the service must prove that they live in Barnet by bringing a Council tax or utility bill.

Users are advised that they will not be able to park close to the skip, so should be prepared to bring help for large and heavy items.

On arrival users need to queue up on foot with items before showing proof of address to a member of Barnet staff.  

After this they should place non-electrical items in the skip. There will also be a vehicle to take any larger electrical items

What items can be brought to Barnet Council’s Community Skip service?

The community skip service will not accept waste that could be disposed of through other services.  This includes:

Non-electrical items accepted for the skip:

  • armchair
  • bed base
  • mattress
  • chair
  • chest of drawers
  • Christmas tree 
  • small table or dismantled big table
  • small wooden bench
  • small wooden gate
  • sofa
  • sofa bed
  • wall unit (dismantled if over 6 foot)
  • wardrobe (dismantled if over 6 foot)

Large electrical items for the council vehicle:

  • cooker
  • dishwasher
  • fridges and freezers
  • tumble dryer
  • washing machine

Items for reuse:

The following items can be donated for reuse if they are in good or fair condition:

  • bicycles
  • children’s toys
  • clothing and textiles (bagged)
  • wooden furniture (no upholstered furniture) 

Items Barnet Community Skip service doesn’t accept

A full list of locations and dates for community skips can be found here:

Alternatively, community skip dates can be checked by postcode here:,1719325770941

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