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

6 – 8 Weeks to wait for a bulky waste collection in Kirklees

Kirklees Council are so far behind in dealing with bulky waste collection requests that there is now a 6 – 8 week wait before the item(s) can be collected. This is also the case in other councils nearby such as Wakefield District Council

Recently we have had several clients ask for a collection after calling the council, only to find out they have to wait almost two months! Fortunately for our clients we can be on site within the week, often on the same day. We charge a small amount to cover the costs of collection and disposal. We also provide a waste transfer note as evidence of the items being dealt with properly – not fly tipped.

DC Waste takes on new partnership

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.

Carpet Recycling Scheme Continues to Grow

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.

Carpet recycling collections take off in 2013

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.

Carpet recycling scheme featured!

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.

New carpet waste recycling scheme offered by DC Waste

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.

DC Waste expands again!

DC Waste Management Ltd have taken another great leap forward recently since purchasing a luton box van. We’ve already taken it out on a few jobs and found it to be a real asset. Allowing fewer trips to and from properties that we have been asked to clear, making any house clearance or removal more efficient and economical. Here it is!

DC Waste's new van

DC Waste Management have a great deal of experience in house clearance, junk removal, house moves and recycling of most materials. We pride ourselves in our high level of customer care and always aim to provide a top level of service. We ensure that all items taken away are recycled or disposed of responsibly through licensed facilities, according to the waste hierarchy.

DC Waste takes junk clearance to new heights

DC Waste has taken junk clearance to new heights recently, earning us some interesting looks on the way back to our sorting facility in Dewsbury… see the picture below!

DC Waste van fully loaded with trees on top

These junk items were cleared from the Abundant Life Church in Leeds due to their moving on to a bigger and better venue. DC Waste cleared three van loads from their old venue, recycling or reusing where ever possible.

Kirklees council charge for garden waste collections

As of the 1st October 2011, Kirklees council have been charging residents for garden waste collections to achieve savings and to ensure people who don’t use the service don’t end up paying for it through their council tax contributions.

Image credit, Recycle Now. source: http://www.recyclenow.com/what_can_i_do_today/can_it_be_recycled/diy_and_garden/garden_waste.htmlThe garden waste collection service used to be free of charge for Kirklees residents, however in 2010, only about 12% of households actually took advantage of this free service.

Kirklees council has set a minimum collection charge of £5 per visit for up to five bags of garden waste plus £1 per bag over this up to a maximum of 15 bags. Payments have to be made in advance.