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!).

Kirklees Council bulky waste collection service re-opens

Kirklees council briefly re-opened it’s bulky waste collection service as of today (11th July 2016)

The new bulky waste charging system will come into force from today, with bulky items costing £5 per item up to a maximum of £20 per booking (4 items). White goods and other electricals will cost £20 per item meaning only 1 item per collection. The booking system will not accept a booking with a combination of bulky items and white goods.

The council now also refuses Asbestos (as before) and now plasterboard. Any rubble, soil or tiles must be bagged and in manageable size bags. Each bag will cost £5 up to a maximum of 4 bags.

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

Fly-tipping crackdown – councils can issue fines of up to £400 on the spot.

From Monday 9 May 2016 local authorities will be given greater powers to tackle fly-tipping by issuing penalty notices of between £150 and £400 to those caught in the act of fly-tipping anything from old fridges or sofas to garden waste or rubble.

Introducing fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping is the latest move in a government crackdown on waste crime, which costs the economy millions of pounds a year in clean-up costs, undermines legitimate business, and poses serious risks to our environment.

Bulky waste collections – Kirklees Council start charging from May 2016

As of May 2016, Kirklees Council will be implementing a charge for all bulky waste collections. This will be:

  • £5 per bulky item – e.g sofas, wardrobes, chest of drawers, beds, tables, chairs
  • £20 per electrical item – e.g microwaves, fridges, freezers, TVs

On top of this, anyone currently booking a bulky waste collection with the council will need to:

  • Carry all the items outside
  • Have the items outside their house for up to 6 weeks
  • Pay up front in advance
bulky waste Sofa and bed base outside a property for clearance

Sofa and bed base outside a property for clearance

Recycling trial in East Devon sees impressive results – plans to move to 3 week general waste collections

East Devon council have recently been trialing collecting general (residual) waste bins once every 3 weeks in two areas the Colony in Exmouth and Feniton covering around 1,800 households. Residents of the trial areas were given plenty of notice (from June 2015) prior to the start of the trial in September 2015 and district council officers also put on events in public areas around the two trial areas to help educate residents on how to reduce, re-use and recycle their waste. Letters and leaflets were distributed to households in the trial areas and there was also a comprehensive media campaign.

Cheap oil puts 7000 plastics recycling jobs at risk

Plastics recyclers in the UK are struggling to stay afloat as cheap oil prices allow virgin plastics manufacturers to produce new product at a lower cost.

Whilst prices were high, recyclers were able to undercut manufacturers of virgin polymers and market their product effectively based on their green credentials. Unfortunately, in business, often the most important factor in sourcing a raw material is cost. Now that virgin polymers are cheaper than reprocessed polymers, customers are switching.


More than 7,000 people are employed in the plastics recycling industry.