Kirklees council suspend bulky waste bookings

A lot of changes have been happening recently in Kirklees with the collection of bulky waste and the way the council deals with waste in general. See our bulky waste collections page for the latest updates regarding Kirklees waste plans.

Currently, the council’s online bulky waste collection service booking system has been suspended whilst the team catches up with the back log of requests which was up to 8 weeks. The system will be reinstated on the 11th July, along with the new charging and vehicle permitting systems.

Kirklees bulky waste collections postponed until 11th July

Kirklees bulky waste collection website capture

The service will be closed for seven weeks to allow staff to catch up the backlog of requests already logged. According to a memo leaked to The Examiner, the collection team should have the backlog down to three weeks once the new system is up and running.

Also in the leaked email, staff and councillors were advised to tell residents to donate to charity shops or ask a friend, relative or neighbour to help them take it to the tip. Unfortunately for many residents charity shops are becoming more selective about what they can and can’t accept which means that they must find an alternative to dispose of the items.

Controversial changes to the waste and refuse service including the refusal of certain types of DIY wastes (soil, rubble, and plasterboard) and the new permitting system for vehicles visiting household waste recycling centres were sanctioned by the council’s cabinet last March as part of a £1.2m savings to the street cleaning and refuse budget.

If you have any bulky waste furniture or white goods items that you’d like disposed of, give DC Waste a call on 0800 023 5797 or 07870 459 737 for a hassle free, no obligation quote. We can normally collect within a week.