FILM & TV PRODUCTION SERVICES

What do I need to do to organise a set clearance?

We offer a complimentary site visit to assess the amount of waste, then quote for the individual work.

Please contact us on +44(0) 7810 567 067 or email to enquiries@dresd.co.uk.

Where are you based and can you cover the entire UK with your service?

We are based in St Athans, Cardiff and cover the whole of the UK. 

What do you do with the waste that's collected?

We sort the waste we collect into categories, then re-use it for interior design, events and set dressing as well as re-purpose it back into the production and broadcast industry.

We also donate a considerable amount of suitable materials to various charities. 

What insurance do you have?

We have in-house insurance which covers our vehicles and employees, as well as public liability insurance up to £10 million. We also hold a waste carriers licence. For more information, please contact enquiries@dresd.co.uk.

Do you organise everything, including the humpers and vehicles?

We organise appropriate vehicles and drivers; drivers and assistants also actively collect and load, and we are able to supply additional humpers to the production at a competitive daily rate.

What can you clear from a production?

Please ask and we'll let you know, but we can collect most things including wood, furniture, flats, fabric, costumes, metal, plants, polystyrene, paint, lighting, plastics, glass, office supplies and sundries. Our aim is to clear all of the set, and our goal is that there is zero waste.

How do I know you dispose of waste responsibly?

We pride ourselves on our responsible, sustainable removal and then re-use of salvaged or reclaimed waste. On request we can provide details of the type of waste we have disposed and the sustainable ways in which we prevented materials from being sent to landfill. We have a successful track record of clients who have provided us with testimonials, you can find the testimonials here. We hold a waste carriers licence and have been recognised by Albert, which supports an environmentally sustainable future for the production and broadcast industry.

Are you a registered independent company?

Yes we are a limited company and not affiliated to any other registered company.

Are you a not-for-profit or charitable enterprise?

No, we are a registered limited company that use profits to grow the services. However, certain aspects of our work are offered FOC, such as organising and delivering donations to charity.

How much does it cost per skip to clear a set?

We provide a complimentary site visit to accurately assess and price each individual clearance. For more information about this process, please contact enquiries@dresd.co.uk.

If I want to buy or hire something from a cleared production, how can I do that?

Make an appointment to visit our warehouse by emailing us at enquiries@dresd.co.uk. We have a large bank of stock, which is constantly growing and changing. We hold confidentiality agreements with productions, so only items and materials that are released from picture lock, or have been agreed for re-use are available in the warehouse. We do not disclose information on individual film or TV productions. You also cannot request to purchase items from individual film or TV, only items or materials for re-use as a changed and unrecognisable pieces. 

Can you provide me with a report to show the waste recycling or re-use process?

Yes, by arrangement we can provide a report detailing the waste removal and subsequent re-use. We also supply on-going reports to productions as and when pieces are used for key events or productions, or when these have gone on to certain charities, helping to contribute to each organisations Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). 

All donations to charities are catalogued and letters of receipt obtained and supplied back to productions.

Can I buy individual items, such as theatrical flats?

Yes. providing the item is not used with a representation from another production, there are strict rules and no disclosure will be given from one production to another. 

BUYING FROM DRESD

Where can I browse what you are hiring or selling?

Please request an online inventory by contacting enquiries@dresd.co.uk, or visit our site in Wales, which is open 8.00am - 5.00pm daily; weekends only by appointment.