Welcome to Watch Your Waste Watch Your Waste competition – Terms and Conditions

 Full Terms & Conditions 

Our competition is open to Leicestershire residents (excluding Leicester City) aged 18 or over, except County Council staff and immediate members of their families. 

To enter the competition, sign up to Watch your Waste at any time between 8th March and 11:59pm on 30th August 2022 and provide evidence that you’re actively engaging with the programme over the next 5 weeks. You’ll do that by completing as many of the programme activities as you can and letting us know how you are getting on by completing and submitting the weekly progress surveys we will provide.  

As you progress through the programme, a panel will look at your survey responses and award prizes to those individuals / households who have evidenced the greatest effort to reduce food waste at home. 

There will be one prize available every rolling 4-week period between 8th March 2022 and 20th September 2022.  Prizes will be awarded on 5th April 2022, 3rd May 2022, 31st May 2022, 28th June 2022, 26th July 2022, 23rd August 2022 and 20th September 2022. 

Full completion of the whole four-week programme within the timescales given provides a maximum of 2 opportunities to be entered into a prize award. Failure to complete the full programme limits your chances of winning a prize.  

The Council will contact the winner(s) via email to collect the following personal data from competition winners: 

  • a name 
  • an address 
  • confirmation that they are aged 18 years or above. 

This information will be used to confirm that the chosen winner is compliant with these terms and conditions, and to enable us to post prizes. We endeavour to contact winners within 5 working days of each prize award date. 

Winners must respond to notification of their prize win within 48 hours or we will assume that you do not consent to providing a name and address for the purposes listed above.  

Prizes will be posted out within 10 working days of confirmation of the details above. We will delete all record of your name and address on completion of the Watch Your Waste programme / once prizes have been posted out (whichever is later). 

People signing up to the Watch Your Waste programme after the closing date (11:59pm 30th August 2022) will not be included in the prize award taking place on 20th September 2022. 

The council will not be responsible for any competition entries that are not received by, for any reason, the closing date, whether or not due to any technical difficulties or malfunctions, or any other problem with any server or internet access. Proof of dispatch of entries will not be accepted as proof of receipt. 

By entering the competition, entrants warrant that they have legal capacity to enter and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, and any other competition instructions made by the Council. 

The Council will endeavour to contact the winner within 5 working days of the closing of each draw and the winner is required to confirm acceptance within 48 hours of notification. Should the Council be unable to contact the winner, or should the winner be unable to confirm acceptance of the prize, the Council reserves the right to choose an alternative winner, or to withdraw the prize. 

The Council accepts no liability if the entrants ignore these rules and entrants agree to fully indemnify the Council against any claims by third party arising from any breach of these rules. 

The Council endeavours to send the prize within 10 working days of acceptance but cannot guarantee that this will be done within this time frame. The Council accepts no liability for the prize being lost, damaged or delayed in the post. 

The competitions are being run by Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA. 

The winner will be chosen by the Council from all the entries received and the Council‘s decision is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into. 

The Council reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage if deemed necessary and/or amend these terms and conditions, without notice. In any of these events the Council will publish these changes on www.lesswaste.org.uk and the entrants agree that the Council will not be liable as a result of these changes. It is the responsibility of the entrants to keep themselves informed as to any updates of these rules. Cash will not be given as an alternative to a prize. 

Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted. 

The winners may be asked for consent to take part in any publicity required by the Council. 


Your Data. 

Personal data will be processed in a fair and transparent way. For more information see; https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/sites/default/files/field/pdf/2019/7/18/environment-and-transport-department-competitions-fair-processing_notice.pdf 


In summary: if you are selected as a winner we will contact you and ask you to provide your name and address via email. If you provide a name and address we will use it to post a prize to you. Your information will be deleted when your prize is posted, or when you complete the Watch Your Waste programme (whichever is the later date). Your information will not be used for any additional purposes.