Local waste and recycling charity Win on Waste ran volunteer-led waste collection sessions this weekend for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Residents in Wimborne and at Ashley Road were able to bring their hard-to-recycle waste, such as crisp packets, Pringles tubes and plastic milk bottle tops and have them sorted and sent off to benefit a wide range of good causes.
Win on Waste Business Manager, Stacey Woods, said “Having had to suspend our sessions at the start of the pandemic, it’s fantastic to be up and running again and at the heart of the community.”
She went on, “We’ve had so many enquiries from our donors, who have carried on collecting their waste items over the last 15 months, so it’s great to see so many of them back with us today”.
The Ashley Road session alone collected 18kg of plastic milk bottle tops – the equivalent weight of the average four-year-old child – which will now be sent to the Museum of East Dorset. 11kg of Tassimo coffee pods also came through the doors, which will be directed to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance and their fundraising efforts.
Win on Waste is a Poole-based waste and recycling charity which aims to help local people take control of their household waste, and redirect it out of landfill and the recycling system and towards charitable organisations. 13 good causes have benefitted from just these two collection sessions, including charities researching childhood brain tumours and breast cancer, International aid charities and Win on Waste themselves.
The next session at Ashley Road will take place on Saturday 10th July (10.30-12.00) inside Ashley Road Co-op, and in Wimborne on Saturday 17th July (10.30-12.00) at the Methodist Hall on King’s Street.