Kirklees council bulky waste collection slows again

We’ve had a busy few weeks at DC Waste, keeping our customers happy with on time and reliable bulky waste collections (we normally collect within a week, and often within a couple of days…)

With Kirklees Council being forced to make huge savings across their service provision, bulky waste collections are being left by the roadside with the council now stating up to 5 weeks for a collection to be carried out.

Kirklees bulky waste collection service

Kirklees bulky waste collection page showing 5 week wait time as of 13/7/17

Biodegradable plastics aren’t a solution, in fact, they’re a problem

Biodegradable plastics have been causing a bit of hype recently in the green packaging sector. These plastics are being touted as a viable means of reducing the amount of plastics that end up in the world’s oceans. In theory yes, but in practice, no.

Bio-degradable plastics aren't recyclable

Fly-tipping – Don’t get caught out. #CrimeNotToCare

Today (20th March 2017) marks the start of Keep Britain Tidy‘s nationwide campaign against fly-tipping #CrimeNotToCare. The campaign aims to highlight the fact that 47% of people don’t know that they are legally responsible if someone fly-tips their waste.

Waste figures released by the government in March reveal a huge 930,000 separate recorded incidents of fly-tipping in the UK. More than two thirds of fly-tips involve household waste and the number of white goods fly-tipped has more than tripled since 2012/13 to 48,674.

fly-tipping in Oldham

fly tipped waste on dis-used land in Oldham

Fly-tipping on the increase in Kirklees

With recent budget cuts, local authorities are looking for ways to be more cost effective in service provision. Councils including Hampshire, Derbyshire and Surrey (£50 per car load if materials are loose) are beginning to charge for DIY wastes and other difficult wastes. Devon County Council currently charge £2 per bag of soil and rubble. Several councils have announced new charges for DIY wastes at Household Waste Recycling Centres. Kirklees council are refusing bags of soil and rubble wastes at the gates.

bags of soil for clearance

House clearance tips

Starting out on a house clearance can be very stressful. Balancing family’s wishes with making sure that everything gets sorted out can be difficult. But it needn’t be. Make the best of it by following our house clearance tips below.

Tip # 1: Leave plenty of time to sort through and label everything.

In our experience, people often have a lot more contents in their homes than they had previously thought. With this in mind, make sure to leave plenty of time (usually days, not hours) to sort through everything and decide whether it’s to be kept or disposed of. Don’t forget the loft, garage or shed and use an easy to remember labelling system (like colours) as you go through the contents to show which items are to go where or are to be disposed of.

Kirklees tip permits are in full force…

Kirklees tip permits have been up and running for awhile now and residents have had since 11th July 2016 to get used to the system.

If you’ve still not registered you can do so on the Kirklees tip permits website here. There are some restrictions such as small vans (less than 3 tonnes) and cars with trailers are only allowed in 12 times a year.

tip permit registration required

(C) Huddersfield Examiner – Registration required!

The following vehicles can’t be used at Kirklees tip sites: box type vans, vans exceeding 3 tonnes, flat-bed vehicles, pick-ups (excluding 4x4s), minibuses, horse boxes and agricultural vehicles.

Needing a House Clearance or Downsizing? We can help…

House clearances can be a challenge. Whether it’s because your tenants have moved out and left you with their unwanted furniture or because a family member has passed away and their home needs to be cleared before the estate can be finalised. DC Waste have a great deal of experience in clearing houses and other properties, both small and large.

If you have a house or business property that needs clearing give us a call on 0800 023 5797 or 07870 459 737 or send us an email to get an obligation free quote.

cleared room of a large 6 bedroom house. One of many house clearances we have undertaken

How to recycle a mattress – the green fingered way!

Mattresses can be hard to recycle. A number of mattress recycling firms in Dewsbury have gone under recently as they’re just not easy to deal with… The below is taken from If you’ve ever had a wood framed bed and a mattress that you’ve wanted to give another lease of life to then look no further. Read on for more info…

The DC Waste Fleet Expands Again!

DC Waste has expanded to another level with the addition of another transit luton box van to our fleet.

With Kirklees Council struggling to keep up with the demand for the collection of waste washing machines, fridge freezers, sofas and other furniture items, the new van gives us the flexibility to take on more work and be more efficient with our bulky waste collections.

A new van joins the growing fleet!

A new van joins the growing fleet!

If you have any bulky waste items you’d like taking away, give us a call on 07870 459 737 or send an email for an obligation free quote. We aim to collect your items within a week (better than the 3 week minimum wait for a collection by Kirklees council!).