17 pallets of underlay to be recycled!

carpet underlay, recycling

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.

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.

DC Waste welcomes two new carpet waste recycling scheme members

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.

Carpet waste recycling scheme members - Flooring4You, Mirfield

Tim Hartley and two of his staff with the carpet recycling bags from DC Waste

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!