Illegal fly tipping on the rise in the UK

Fly tipping is on the rise as rogue businesses try to avoid increasing waste disposal costs.

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fly tipped waste on dis-used land in Oldham

Fly-tippers tend not to be picky about where they leave waste, but most incidents occur in industrial estates, country roads and lay-bys and fields and woodland. Housing estate garage blocks and even household bins are also used to dump illegal waste.

Fines of up to £50,000 on conviction or a 12 month prison sentence do act as a deterrent, but the problem is catching the fly tipper in the act. CCTV evidence is often a valuable tool in convicting offenders, but often enforcement teams have to attempt to trace the source of the waste by sorting through it looking for addresses or other identifying documents.

Carpet recycling collections are off to a strong start

What a way to end 2012… Since starting our carpet recycling scheme at the beginning of November we have collected and therefore recovered 1.7 tonnes of carpet wastes, well 1,776Kg to be precise!

Retailers have been keen to establish recycling practices in their businesses and by using our carpet recycling scheme to completely divert all their carpet wastes from landfill, have also seen reductions in skip hire costs.

We’ve taken on several new retailers recently and are looking forward to continued growth in the New Year. Thanks to all our members for their support and working with us to help reduce the amount of carpet going to landfill.

Need to get rid of some old furniture?

Have you tried calling the council to get rid of a bulky piece of furniture or fridge freezer? Don’t want to wait 3 – 6 weeks?

 

Give DC Waste a call on 07870 459 737.

Or send us an email to book a collection

We can normally collect within the week and we’ll take the item out for you from any room in the house – saving you hassle and the inconvenience of having to keep it outside until the council can come and collect it.

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Bulky waste waiting for pickup

A nice surprise…

We recently received this thoughtful gesture from a client whose bungalow we cleared. Whilst it’s by no means expected, it’s always nice to see things like this – it serves as proof that whatever we’re doing, we’re doing it right!

thank you card

“Dear David and Mick,

Thank you very much for the clean, efficient clearance of my mother’s bungalow earlier this week. I was not looking forward to the experience, but your calm, professional manner helped it go so smoothly. I would not hesitate to recommend you.

Best wishes

Di Stead”

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.