The WEEE problem in the UK

If you’ve decided to upgrade your fridge, cooker, washer etc or your old one has stopped working you’ll need to arrange to dispose of it. Some retailers offer a take-back scheme for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) at a cost to the consumer (this is to cover the high cost of legal disposal to them). Alternatively you can take it to their local household waste recycling centre (HWRC) but a lot of people aren’t able to take theirs due to their bulky size. This is where the council step in and offer a bulky waste collection service – although currently they are experiencing exceptionally long waiting times. 8 weeks at last count!

Thinking of Moving? Read these tips first!

Moving home? We know that moving house can be a really difficult time. And yes, we all know those people who make it look effortless, but the truth of the matter is that moving is hard – sometimes it’s because you loved where you lived, or because you didn’t, but at the end of the day there is a reason why most people only ever move once or twice in their lifetimes … and that’s because of ALL THE STUFF!!!

As a company, DC Waste Management have done our fair share of moves both personally and professionally and the aim is to make it as stress-less as possible

DC Waste expands into sampling trials with Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority

DC Waste have recently been involved in recycling trials with the Merseyside Waste Recycling Authority (MWRA).

MWRA wanted to know how well residents are recycling by measuring the amount of recyclables found in their general waste bins and recycling containers. DC Waste were tasked with sampling all of the different waste bins – general, recycling, green waste and food waste recycling from many different streets around Merseyside and bringing the samples back to a central sorting facility for analysis.

 

DC Waste taking samples from bins on the kerbside

DC Waste taking samples from bins on the kerbside

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.

Need a Bulky Waste Collection in Kirklees?

Kirklees residents are getting fed up with the increasing wait times for the council to collect their rubbish. Sofas, beds, bedroom furniture, carpets can be seen piling up in front of houses and spilling out onto the street causing arguments between neighbors and also having the potential to become infested with rats and other pests.

Kirklees aim to save £500,000 by changing bin collections

Kirklees Council have proposed a new bin collection schedule which is set to roll out on the 7th of September 2015 to improve efficiency and reduce costs, saving the council an estimated £496,000 a year.

The proposal sets out a change from 5 working days to 4 days for collections with Friday being reserved for vehicle maintenance. The changes will affect which day of the week and also what time bins are collected, although the council are keen to stress that they will still be collected fortnightly.

6 week backlog for council’s bulky waste collection service

Kirklees residents are being told there is a six week wait time before their bulky waste can be collected.

In 2014, Kirklees council received over 30,000 requests for bulky waste collections.

A spokesman for the council said: “It is true that due to staff shortages and our prioritising resources to ensure the regular domestic waste collection schedules are maintained, that there are delays in bulky item collections and they are taking much longer than we would like.

“We have put messages on the website and on the phone lines advising people of the delay and advising of alternative means of disposing of such items, for example contacting charity collectors or taking them to the nearest household waste recycling centre.”

Another happy customer!

We recently completed a clearance of ivy from a clients garage, we cleared the ivy, making sure to sweep up after and leave any unaffected shrubs in a tidy condition.

And the weather was nice too!

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During….

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And after!

DSC_0308 DSC_0309If you need a house, office or garden clearing, give us a call on 0800 023 5797 or 07870 459 737 and we’d be happy to come and give a free quote.

You can see what our customers have had to say about us on our recommendations page

Kirklees council saving £330K per year on waste

A recent report published by the Chartered Institute of Waste Management has revealed that Kirklees council has been working hard to make savings on the disposal of waste in the region.

The council introduced permit schemes for residents and commercial vehicles using the five household waste recycling centres in the area which has led to a reduction in the amount of waste being taken to them. This has saved the council over £30,000 per year since 2012.

Another successful office / house clearance!

We were recently asked to clear a large stately house which had been converted into an office for a number of years. The owners decided to sell the house and so needed a large amount of waste unwanted furniture and old office furniture taking away. Of course, DC Waste were happy to help. We went along on the Friday to have a look and to meet the office manager to discuss her needs as to what she needed clearing from each room in the house and cellar. She was happy with our quote so we started work the following Monday morning.