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FORGE WASTE & RECYCLING TO FEATURE IN BBC PROGRAMME

Posted on: 07/12/2018

 

Back in 2016, Hugh's War on Waste, led by High Fearnley-Whittingstall, took the country by storm as it lifted the lid on the coffee cup crisis happening across the UK. Now, a new series of the popular BBC programme is returning, with its title currently unconfirmed, and Forge Waste & Recycling's paper cup recycling scheme will feature in it!

Filming took place at Forge HQ yesterday and the series will air in spring 2019. We are absolutely delighted to be featured on such an important and informative show. 

 

 

FORGE WASTE & RECYCLING IS NOW COLLECTING PAPER CUPS

Posted on: 10/10/2018

Forge paper cup recycling

Forge Waste & Recycling is proud to announce that it is now offering a paper cup collection service in Leeds, Bradford and beyond.


Paper cups have been in the news a lot in recent times, mainly due to the fact we get through 7 million of them per day in the UK alone, and recycling facilities for them are not common. This means that most of those coffee and drink cups end up getting sent to landfill, which is terrible news for the environment in many ways.


We have teamed up with local facilities which are able to separate the plastic lining of each cup from the paper itself, allowing both parts to be recycled successfully. We are delighted to have formed this partnership that will allow paper cups across Yorkshire to be recycled with ease.


The service is simple — we provide your site with our pink ‘Cup Recycling Bags’. These are then collected by us on a scheduled collection service once they are full. The bags are for cups only — no lids, sleeves, liquids, or other waste.


Each cup we collect will be recycled and turned into high quality paper fibres, which can then be used to create all manner of other products.

FORGE RECYCLING PARTNERS WITH HUBBUB & LCC IN NEW RECYCLING INITIATIVE

Posted on: 10/10/2018

Forge Recycling Hubbub Leeds

Forge Waste & Recycling is proud to announce that it has partnered with Hubbub and Leeds City Council amongst others for a six-month recycling initiative in Leeds city centre, known as #LeedsByExample.

Interestingly, Leeds By Example featured on Look North on 9th October, as did several Forge Recycling staff members!

The scheme involves 22 new bright yellow recycling bins placed across the city centre, which are being emptied twice a day, seven days a week by Forge. These bins are intended to boost the recycling rates of food and drink packaging — something which is currently generated at a quick rate in Leeds city centre, and which often gets tossed into a regular bin with little thought for where it will end up.

This recycling is part of a bigger challenge, which has a strong focus on 16-24-year-olds. 57 per cent of the city centre population falls into this age group, and people around this age are also most likely to buy food on-the-go. Millennials are also statistically less likely to recycle, meaning all that food packaging from the on-the-go food is likely to end up in landfill. Of course, older and younger members of society are also guilty of this.

An app has been launched for this initiative, appealing to those younger members of society. There’s also currently a shipping container on Briggate, highlighting the fact that just three days’ worth of the waste collected in Leeds city centre can fill a shipping container. Recycling reward machines are popping up across the city, and there’s even more in the pipeline too.

There are also orange bins around the city centre, which are for empty coffee cups only.  

Gavin Ellis, Director and Co-Founder of Hubbub, said of Leeds By Example:

“We know that the public want to do the right thing and recycle as much as they can, but are often confused as to how to do this or simply don’t have access to the recycling facilities they need while they’re out and about. It’s fantastic to have the backing of this broad group of businesses to help make this possible. There is also an important role to play for local businesses. We’ll be providing subsidised recycling bins, communications support and advice and would love to hear from any Leeds businesses interested in getting involved.”

Samuel Goodall, Operations Director at Forge Waste & Recycling, said:

“Forge are excited to be working with the Charity Team from Hubbub on their new recycling campaign Leeds By Example. Based in Leeds City Centre, the aim is to encourage ‘recycling on the go’. This will be by promoting and enabling the public to access one of the 22 big yellow bins (for both plastic bottle and can recycling) spread out around the city centre. We will also be working closely with Leeds City Council to develop and monitor the operation, which will include emptying the bins twice a day, 7 days a week. The recycled materials (once collected and of enough volume) will continue on their journey to H. W. Martin’s DMR Facility in Leeds, for further processing. Forge will monitor the results and manage the information closely with Hubbub and LCC over the 6-month initial project duration.”

FORGE AND THE MERRION CENTRE WORK TOGETHER TO BOOST RECYCLING

Posted on: 09/04/2018

Forge Recycling is delighted to announce that we are now working with the Merrion Centre in Leeds city centre, where we will be providing a bespoke daily total waste management service.

The Forge team are very excited to be working with one of the most iconic shopping centres in Yorkshire, and, in fact, the first ever shopping centre to be built in England. First established in 1964, the centre provides retail, office and leisure facilities, and is frequented by over 11 and a half million visitors annually.

We will work in tandem with the Merrion Centre management team to cut costs and improve environmental performance in the upcoming months. This will be achieved by improved single stream segregation including general waste, plastics/tins, paper, baled cardboard, and food & glass collected on a daily basis.

Regular reporting alongside open communication and close working relationships will be pivotal in increasing the Centre’s recycling percentages and reducing their general waste collections. Forge Recycling’s Leeds-based operations team and depot is based around 1 mile from the Merrion Centre.

A national broker was utilised by the Merrion Centre in previous years and waste collection was viewed as a broad-brush approach. Here at Forge, we offer a more personal approach, providing flexibility to meet the waste needs of the Merrion Centre.

More recently, Forge has teamed up with Leeds BID to provide an improved commercial waste and recycling service for the city centre. The Merrion Centre has benefitted greatly, securing preferential rates and bespoke services including a designated man-in-a-van and skip service, along with improved confidential shredding options with Forge Recycling.

The team will endeavour to ensure the service delivered goes above and beyond expectations.

Stephanie McCann, Facilities Manager at the Merrion centre, said:

“Following Forge Recycling successfully winning the Leeds Bid tender, the Merrion Centre entered into discussions on what they as a service partner could bring to our business. 

We were not only impressed by the level of service available but at the value for money and the friendly personal service. It is clear Forge’s work ethic compliments the Merrion Centre’s values. 

The Merrion Centre aims to send zero waste to landfill and the introduction to Forge’s services is another big leap to us achieving our objective”.

 

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

chapel allerton arts festival

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.

Before:

Skip truck before

After:

Skip truck after

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”. 

www.murgatroyds.co.uk

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!

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