Zero Waste Week 2017: Win a zero waste lunch kit!

This competition has now closed. Thank you to all who entered.

September means Zero Waste Week – a week we love, and always get involved with. Alongside sharing relevant content all week on our social channels this year, we decided it would also be fun to give away a Zero Waste Lunch Kit.

Of all the zero waste challenges in life, lunch is a big one. After all, how many of us grab lunch from a local shop or café, which involves all manner of ‘single-use’ plastics? Even if you pack your own lunch at home, avoiding waste can be very tricky unless you plan it well – many people use cling film, foil, and sandwich bags, purely out of habit.

So, how can you pack a zero waste lunch? With a zero waste lunch kit, of course! With the right kit, you can easily pack a lunch at home, avoiding all unnecessary waste.

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Win a Zero Waste lunch kit with Forge Recycling!

This competition has ended. Thank you to all who entered. The lucky winner was Alison Barlow on Twitter.

Was one of your new year’s resolutions for 2017 to waste less, to cut out plastic, or perhaps to save money? Whichever of those camps you fall into, this competition is definitely for you! Or, maybe you’d just like to win a fantastic zero waste freebie for yourself or a loved one.

Of all the zero waste challenges in life, lunch is a big one. After all, how many of us grab lunch from a local shop or café, which involves all manner of ‘single-use’ plastics? Even if you pack your own lunch at home, avoiding waste can be very tricky – many people use cling film, foil, and sandwich bags as habit.

So, how can you pack a zero waste lunch? With a zero waste lunch kit, of course!

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Win a Zero Waste lunch kit with Forge Recycling

This competition is now closed. The winner was Julie Parkinson of West Yorkshire. Thank you to all who entered.

Lunch can be a tough thing to turn ‘zero waste’ – especially if you work – as it often means grabbing something quick from a local shop, which will inevitably involve a mass of ‘single-use’ plastic packaging, which is destined for the bin.

A great solution to this problem is to pack your own lunch at home, however even that can end up producing a lot of waste – think sandwich bags, napkins, foil, and cling film. What you really need is a set of reusable lunch storage items, which you can then use over and over again, safe in the knowledge that you are being eco-friendly, as well as saving yourself money.

Win a Zero Waste lunch kit!

Here at Forge Recycling we have a fantastic lunch kit to give away, which will not only help you achieve a zero waste lunch, but is also made from non-plastic materials, so there will be no toxins leeching into your food or drink either! This brilliant kit consists of a stainless steel two-tier lunchbox, which contains a small extra container, a glass water bottle, and a bamboo spork. This fabulous prize is worth £50.

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Win a compost bin for your garden!

This competition has ended, and the winners were Angela Evans and Sophie Jayne. Thanks to all who entered.


 

Composting has great benefits for you and the Earth, including: dramatically cutting your household waste levels, lessening the amount of waste being sent to landfill, and creating a nourishing matter for your garden plants – saving you money, as you won’t need to buy any special products from the garden centre.

Here at Forge Recycling we are keen to encourage UK residents to get composting, and because of this we are giving away not just one but TWO compost bins for your garden. Two lucky winners will have a Blackwall 330 litre black compost converter delivered to their gardens, courtesy of Forge.

These bins are made from recycled plastic, and are guaranteed for 15 years, so you’ll have many years of composting ahead. Their dimensions are 100cm (H) x 80cm (W), and they require no assembly.

compost-bin
The prize: the Blackwall 330 litre black compost converter

You can find tips on using your compost bin in our Guide to Composting, here. Continue reading Win a compost bin for your garden!

Win 3 Months’ Free Business Waste Collections!

Please note: This competition has now ended. The winners were Hamilton’s Sandwich Shop in Horsforth. Thank you to all who entered.

It’s Forge competition time again! We are feeling full of festive spirit, so we wanted to help out a fellow local business by doing what we do best – waste management! Do you have a business in our coverage area? If so, why not enter our competition today to win a whole 3 months of free business waste collections? You have to be in it to win it!

How do I enter?

All you have to do to enter is follow and RT us on Twitter – don’t worry if you already follow us; just retweet one of our tweets about the competition to enter! You may RT us up to once a day, and each tweet will be counted as an individual entry, meaning you’ve a higher chance of winning the more times you retweet us.

Competition Terms & Conditions

  • The competition will run from 10am GMT on 16h November 2015 until 10am GMT on 14th December 2015. Any entries made before or after this time will not be included.
  • The winning business will be announced on 14th December 2015, and will be selected at random. The winners will be contacted by us on that day.
  • If the winner does not respond before 14th January 2016, the prize will be forfeited, and we will be within our rights to draw a new winner – again, at random.
  • The competition is only open to businesses located within the areas of Yorkshire we cover: Brighouse, Leeds, Bradford, Dewsbury, Keighley, Ilkley, Otley, Huddersfield, Halifax, Harrogate, and Wetherby. Please check our website for further details.
  • We reserve the right to draw a new winner at random if a winner’s business is not located within the areas we cover.
  • Entrants may enter up to once per day.
  • There will be one winner.
  • This competition is open to businesses only.
  • Forge Waste & Recycling reserve the right to publish the winning business’s name on our website, and in media regarding this competition.
  • There are no cash alternatives to the prize.
  • The prize is for 1 collection per week, for up to 3 waste streams (for example: General Waste, Mixed Recycling and Glass). Any extra waste on top of this will be payable.
  • The 3 months’ free waste collection will begin at the end of your current contract, and will require you to sign a 12 month contract with ourselves, which includes the 3 free months.
  • If you require any further information about our services, please give our friendly local team a call on 0345 50 50 905.

 

Win FREE Skip Hire in Leeds!

Please note: This competition has now ended. Thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations to our winners: Amanda Jayne Davis, Emma Falvi, and Lesley Cohen Wright.

 

After our summer holidays, a lot of us feel like doing some DIY in the house, or having a clear out and de-clutter. And what better time of year to do so, before the weather takes a downward turn towards Autumn?

We are giving away FREE SKIP HIRE in Leeds to 3 lucky winners in our competition – one midi skip, one maxi skip, and one jumbo skip. All you have to do to enter and be in with a chance of winning is to complete 1 or more tasks on the Rafflecopter giveaway widget below. The more tasks you complete, the better your chances of winning!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You will have use of the skip for a week, and the usual Forge skip hire guidelines apply, which can be found here. Please see the terms and conditions below, for full details of the giveaway. You must live within an LS postcode to qualify.

Skip truck

Terms & Conditions

  • The competition will run from 12am GMT on 7th September 2015 until 12am GMT on 30th September 2015. Any entries made after this time will not be counted.
  • The winners will be announced before midday on 1st October 2015, and will be selected at random by Rafflecopter. The winners will be contacted that day.
  • If one or more of the winners do not respond before 15th October, the prize or prizes will be forfeited, and we will be within our rights to draw new winners at random via Rafflecopter.
  • The competition is only open to people within an LS postcode.
  • We reserve the right to draw a new winner at random if a winner does not live within the LS postcode area.
  • There will be three competition winners.
  • Forge Waste & Recycling reserve the right to publish the winners’ names on our website, and in media regarding this competition.
  • There are no cash alternatives to the prizes.
  • We are giving away the hire of one midi skip, one maxi skip, and one jumbo skip. The size will be allocated at random to each winner, via Rafflecopter.
  • Each prize (skip) can be kept by the winner for 7 days.
  • The skips must either be placed off the road (driveway/garden), or a permit fee of £25 will be payable to Leeds City Council for on-road storage.
  • Dates for the free skip hire are to be agreed between Forge Waste & Recycling and each winner.