FORGE RECYCLING IS NOW ISO 9001 AND ISO 140001 ACCREDITED
Posted on: 31/01/2018
We have recently been assessed and are delighted to announce that we are now ISO 9001 and ISO 140001 accredited. This means that Forge Recycling has been checked to ensure we meet the needs of our customers, adhere to statutory and regulatory requirements for waste management, and have an approved environmental management system.
A NEW PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN FORGE RECYCLING & LEEDS BID
Posted on: 14/12/2017
We are proud to announce that, following a successful tender, Forge Waste & Recycling has partnered with Leeds BID, to supply our first class waste management services to Leeds BID members across the city. We are delighted to be working with Leeds BID in their goal to transform Leeds city centre.
This new partnership will see us working together to increase the recycling performance and reduce the waste collection costs for Leeds BID customers, as well as reducing vehicle movements in the city centre.
Within our Leeds BID service we are implementing the scheduled collection of bagged waste in timed zones, the automatic collection of excess bagged waste, collections made 7 days a week, and additional bin lifts upon request.
We have also set up a dedicated telephone line and email address for all Leeds BID customers, where customers can talk directly to our Leeds-based customer service team.
FORGE RECYCLING IS SUPPORTING SIMON ON THE STREETS
Posted on: 05/09/2017
We are pleased to announce we are supporting local charity, Simon on the Streets this month by supplying bins for their annual #sleepwithsimon fundraising event. Simon on the Streets is an independent Yorkshire-based charity offering emotional and practical support on a outreach basis to rough sleepers or those at risk of rough sleeping. #sleepwithsimon takes place on Thursday September 28 this year, and its aim is for participants to gain understanding about the issues that the homeless face and a deeper sense of empathy for those who live that experience every day.
FORGE RECYCLING SPONSORED CHAPEL ALLERTON ARTS FESTIVAL 2017
Posted on: 04/09/2017
Forge Recycling sponsored Chapel Allerton Arts Festival 2017 last weekend: the festival's 20th year, and what a weekend it was! The local festival features live music, street food, family activities, and much more. Alongside providing free waste management for the festival, we also had lots of fun with our stall. We ran a recycling sorting game for kids, and also a 'guess how many crushed cans are in the bin' game, which proved very popular and even led to people trying to work it out mathematically with their calculators! It was a brilliant weekend, a wonderful community event, and we loved every minute. Below are a few snaps from the festival and our activity stall.
FORGE RECYCLING IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF FC ARMLEY
Posted on: 04/09/2017
We are delighted to announce that Forge Recycling is now a proud sponsor of FC Armley.
FC Armley was set up just one season ago by Harley Hirst, and they played their first ever game on Sunday September 4 2016 against Northern Star at Armley Park. A year on, they have built a loyal following, and have just kicked their season off well in the Leeds Combination Association Football League with a 3-3 draw with Old Crooked Clock. Go FC Armley!
COMMUNITY LITTER PICKS USING FREE FORGE KITS
Posted on: 06/06/2017
For spring and summer 2017, Forge are offering free litter-picking kits to community groups, charities and schools within our area of cover.
Here are some photos of our participants in action, collecting litter and cleaning up their local areas.
A big Forge thank you to everyone who has taken part or signed up so far.
Beecroft Primary School, Kirkstall
FORGE ADD A NEW TRUCK TO THE FLEET
Posted on: 17/05/2017
Here at Forge Waste & Recycling we are pleased to announce that we have just added a new truck to our fleet, the second vehicle of Forge’s which has been supplied by FAUN Zoeller.
The truck will help us to maintain service levels for current Forge customers and our ever-increasing customer base, as we take on new clients and expand our service area.
The new truck is a Mercedes Antos with a Euro 6 engine and rear steer. It is fitted with a Faun Variopress smooth-sided refuse collection body.
We have added the following technology to the new truck, to help improve the data it can gather, as well as to boost its Health and Safety standards while it’s on the road:
- A VWS Enviroweigh: a bin weighing system (Trading Standards approved) with Getac tablet and cradle.
- A GPS vehicle tracking system supplied by RAM Tracking.
- A Brigade 4 camera system with constant 360 degree real time video recording and 500GB hard drive, fitted by SM UK.
We look forward to sharing the truck with you over the next week, and the coming years!
FORGE RAISE £120 IN LOCAL SCHOOL'S CHARITY AUCTION
Posted on: 08/12/2016
St. Margaret's C of E primary school in Horsforth recently held a Christmas auction to raise money for charity. The school engages in many fundraising events all year round, and this year they have managed to support all of the below:
- The Christingle charity
- Macmillan Cancer Support
- The Poppy Appeal
- The Rotary Club of Aireborough
- Save The Children
- the Rotary Club of Aireborough
Forge Recycling donated a skip hire to be sold in the auction, and the winning bid was £120, with all proceeds going straight to charity.
Featured image credit: Dr Neil Clifton
TEAM FORGE RUN THE AGE UK LEEDS ABBEY DASH 2016
Posted on: 07/11/2016
Some of the Forge team took part in the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash this weekend - a flat 10K race through the streets of Leeds, which raises money to support older people in Leeds and across the UK. You may notice that Greg (far right in the image above) looks particularly happy, and that's because he beat the rest of the team with a personal best of 43 minutes. Go Greg!
TEAM FORGE SUPPLY SKIPS AT MAJOR SERIES EVENT
Posted on: 17/10/2016
Team Forge supported the local Royal British Legion Major Series event again this year, which took place on 15th and 16th October at Bramham Park in Leeds. Forge supplied skips for all of the weekend's waste, and eight members of the team took part in the race itself. A great time was had by all, and the #nomudnoglory hashtag feels very appropriate for the photo above! Roll on next year.
FORGE NOW PROVIDE AND SERVICE FRONT END LOADER (FEL) BINS
Posted on: 06/10/2016
We are delighted to announce that Forge Waste & Recycling has recently acquired a Front End Loader (FEL) truck and a collection of FEL bins, in two sizes. Our lockable steel FEL bins are ideal for commercial or industrial environments which produce large amounts of light, bulky waste. Available in 8yd and 10yd containers, these bins will be the ideal waste management solution for many businesses, and will be considered when we carry out our free initial waste audits. These static bins are easy to load, and are emptied onsite using our specialist vehicles.
FORGE CLEANED UP AT THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION MAJOR SERIES EVENT IN LEEDS!
Posted on: 29/03/2016
On Sunday 20th March, Forge Recycling provided waste management services at a fantastic event called The Royal British Legion Major Series. The run took place at Bramham Park in Leeds, and it was great fun.
This event features 5k and 10k courses, full of obstacles such as hills, woods, mud, rivers, and bogs. It was exciting to witness all of this, however we went a step further than that, and some team members signed up to join in with the event. As you can see in the photo below, they were very muddy and happy by the end of the race!
FORGE HAVE BEEN AWARDED TOP ACCREDITATION FROM SAFECONTRACTOR
Posted on: 04/11/2015
We are delighted to announce that Forge Recycling have been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for our commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.
Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.
Our application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
Our Transport Manager, Adam Bailey said, “Forge Recycling are delighted with the accreditation. We are committed to Health and Safety and always strive to improve our practices and policies”
John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor said, "Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place."
"More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Forge Recycling has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector."
TEAM FORGE ARE RUNNING IN THE LEEDS ABBEY DASH!
Posted on: 30/10/2015
Team Forge are participating in the Leeds Abbey Dash 2015 on Sunday 15th November, raising money for Age UK. If you are going, we'll see you there!
Sponsorship details to follow.
JUNE 2015 - WE'VE RECYCLED OUR SKIP TRUCK!
Posted on: 09/06/2015
As part of our Cross Green Skips acquisition, we took on their old skip truck. We have since 'recycled' it, by giving it a transformational makeover and getting it back on the road in the Forge colours with its brand new Forge number plate (R8 FGE). Check out the before and after below. Now you will know when we are arriving! We are currently in the process of giving all 160 skips a makeover too... watch this space.
JUNE 2015 – WE NOW OFFER SKIP HIRE TOO!
Posted on: 02/06/2015
We are excited to announce that we have recently acquired Cross Green Skips from T. Shea Ltd., and have therefore added skip hire to our selection of comprehensive waste management options. Cross Green Skips was a well-established and popular skip hire service in the Leeds area for 15 years, and we are excited to be continuing this service for both CGS’s loyal customers and new ones alike.
OCTOBER 2014 - NEW WEBSITE!
Posted on: 31/10/2014
We have a new website: www.forgerecycling.co.uk. We have been working with Rejevenate Productions in Headingley, and we are really proud of the new site they have created for us. It looks professional and is now very easy to navigate. The new site is fully responsive, so it also looks and works great on mobiles and tablets. We can now also offer online payments through the site, making it even easier to a pay invoices: https://www.forgerecycling.co.uk/online-payment/
OCTOBER 2014 - ANYONE FOR FISH AND CHIPS?
Posted on: 22/10/2014
We are delighted to announce that we are now working with the famous Murgatroyds Fish and Chip Restaurant in Yeadon. Forge Recycling are collecting General Waste and Mixed Recycling in 16 x 1100 litre bins, and Glass Bottles in 240 litre bins. We have also supplied a baler for the cardboard produced on site.
Managing Director Andy Chad commented that, “not only have we managed to save money with Forge, but we are also now getting a rebate on the cardboard bales we produce”.
SEPTEMBER 2014 - TEAM FORGE RUNNING THE LEEDS ABBEY DASH.
Posted on: 19/09/2014
Team Forge have entered the Leeds Abbey Dash. Harvey, Fraser, Matthew, Mark and Greg will be training ready for the 10km run on 16th November 2014. We are raising money for Age UK so if you are feeling generous and want to keep us motivated, you can donate at: https://www.justgiving.com/Forge-Recycling/
JULY 2014 - A BIG FORGE WELCOME TO CHRIS HALE!
Posted on: 28/07/2014
We are happy to announce the appointment of Chris Hale, who has just been employed as our new Area Sales Consultant. Chris has a lot of experience in the Waste Industry, having previous worked for Veolia and Re-Food.
We are looking forward to working with Chris who says he cant wait to get out and about and start selling our Total Waste Management services.
JULY 2014 - OUR NEW BIN WAGON - R7 FGE
Posted on: 12/07/2014
We have just taken delivery of our new Mercedes Econic Bin Wagon, with the new registration R7 FGE. We will "waste" no time getting it out to work, collecting General Waste and Mixed Recycling around West Yorkshire!