North East Lincolnshire Council

Skip It!

Community groups and other organisations from across the area are teaming up with us to host their own Skip It events this summer.

Groups were invited to bid to set up their own pop-up recycling centres as part of a pilot project.

The confirmed dates and locations so far for 2019 include:

  • Waltham Parish Council: Tuesday 16 July, 10am to 6pm, Neville Turner Way, Waltham Park Bowls Club, Grimsby DN37 0EH
  • East Marsh Involve and East Marsh United: Friday 26 July, 10am to 6pm, Grant Thorold Park, East Marsh, Grimsby DN32 8BT
  • Centre 4: Thursday 8 August, 8am to 4pm, Sutcliffe Avenue shops, Grimsby DN33 1AD
  • Welholme Works: Tuesday 20 August, 10am to 5pm, Weelsby Woods, Grimsby DN32 8PW
  • Park Ward Together: Friday 23 August, 10am to 5pm, Barrett’s Recreation Ground (Park Avenue entrance), Grimsby DN32 0BX
  • Littlecoates Primary Academy: Tuesday 10 September, 8am to 4pm, Duke of York Gardens, Corporation Road, Grimsby
  • Haverstoe Community and Cleethorpes BeachCare: Wednesday 11 September, 10am to 5pm, Haverstoe Park (Hardy’s Road entrance), Cleethorpes DN35 0DH
  • Healing Parish Council: Monday 14 October, 10am to 5pm, Poplar Road Playing Field car park, Poplar Road, Healing
  • New Waltham Parish Council: Tuesday 15 October 9am to 5pm, New Waltham Community Hall car park (Greenlands), St Clements Way, New Waltham DN36 4GU.

Download the 2019 Skip It location map (PDF).

Visiting Skip It

There will be no recycling boxes and no council exhibition trailer at the 2019 events.

Some items left at Skip It will be sold at the Grimsby Community Recycling Centre. Proceeds go to local charities and good causes.

It’s essential that people taking waste and recycling to the Skip It collection points follow the site instructions and listen to instructions from staff to keep safe.

No trade waste will be taken or other controlled items (including asbestos, soil and rubble, paints, oils, tyres, fuels, hazardous waste, car batteries, plaster board, builders vehicles, car parts, gas bottles, liquids).

What is Skip It?

Skip It started in the summer of 2018 as a new way to help people get rid of their household junk for free. Pop-up recycling points were set up for a day in each of the area’s 15 wards.

People brought everything from mattresses and washing machines to garden clippings and fence panels – most rubbish was recycled or sent to the energy from waste plant to generate electricity.

Skip It also gave people the chance to tidy up their neighbourhoods by clearing rubbish from areas where it was causing a nuisance.

Site rules

It’s important people taking waste and recycling to the Skip It collection points follow the site rules and listen to instructions from staff to keep safe.

  • All pets and children must stay in the vehicle when visiting
  • Please separate waste prior to your visit
  • There is no limit to the number of visits, however if onsite staff believe that trade waste is being disposed of they ask you not to return.
  • Family, friends or community groups can collect your waste and take it to a Skip It site
  • Paid waste carriers are not allowed to use Skip It sites
  • We will not unload your vehicle, but we will help to put waste into the skips
  • Bagged household waste is allowed
  • Vehicles with trailers are allowed (but no trade waste)
  • You can go to any Skip It site, not just the one nearest to you
  • If you spill waste you need to report it to a member of staff on site