DC Waste have had a really busy few weeks. With several more retailers signing up for our carpet recycling services. This week we sent another 17 pallets of rubber and foam underlay for recycling at Ball & Young – almost a full load…next time…! January 2014 has been really busy for us, it seems that retailers are getting the idea that skip hire is an expensive means of disposing of their waste, with several skip hire companies actually refusing to take on carpet shops, due to carpets being an expensive and difficult material to dispose of.
DC Waste have recently partnered with a local property developer who was looking to recycle all the carpet, vinyl and underlay being put down in a 17 flat apartment complex in the centre of the city of Wakefield. We provided a regular collection of all the fitters wastes from site on a regular basis, and on request to fit with the developers requirements.
More than 20 tonnes of carpet recycled since November 2012!
Since starting our carpet waste collection and recycling service in November 2012, we have recycled over 20 tonnes of carpet! 12 of which have been since May this year. This doesn’t include the large volumes of both rubber and foam underlay, vinyl and wood flooring recycled. Not bad for a two man team!
We have great plans for the future, increasing the amount of carpet and other flooring wastes diverted from landfill and recycled back into usable products.
DC Waste have had a busy few months, with two new members signing up to our carpet recycling scheme in just the last week. We are looking forward to working with MC Carpets, Armley and Homestyle Carpets and Flooring in Beeston, helping them reduce the amount of carpet going to landfill and improve their service for their customers.
A total of 9 tonnes of carpet have now been recycled through our collection scheme, this figure is continuing to rise month on month.
At the end of 2012, DC Waste started a carpet recycling collection scheme, aimed at local carpet retailers who wanted to do something about the amount of carpet they were putting in their skip (Big rolls of uplifted carpet take up lots of space when they don’t fit properly in the skip, which limits the amount of waste they could dispose of per skip). Since the launch of the carpet recycling scheme in November 2012, we’ve had plenty of interest.
So, a quick update. In the two short months since the beginnings of the scheme towards the end of November 2012, we had collected 1.7 tonnes of waste carpet. Not bad for a new scheme.
DC Waste’s new carpet recycling scheme has received some attention from industry news websites! So far we have been featured in an article in Recycling, Construction and Demolition Magazine and briefly mentioned on LetsRecycle.com. You can read the full article on HUB4 here.
Since November, we’ve been busy streamlining the carpet recycling scheme and finding reputable recyclers for carpet and other flooring wastes returned to us.
DC Waste would like to welcome two new members to the carpet waste recycling scheme. Flooring 4 You of Mirfield and Branagan Flooring Services in Manchester have become the latest to join our growing network of retailers.
We’re really looking forward to working with them on improving their recycling rates and environmental credentials.
If you’re interested in joining, call us on 0800 023 5797 or 07870 459 737 for more information!
DC Waste have set up a collection scheme for carpet fitting wastes from local carpet and flooring retailers in the Yorkshire region in conjunction with Carpet Recycling UK.
The new carpet waste recycling scheme uses bulk bags left with retailers to store their fitting wastes in, DC Waste then collect the bags, replace them with fresh ones and take the full bags for further processing. Waste carpets are sent to local recyclers where they are made into new products.