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Win on Waste Sessions in May

We’re back with nine waste collection sessions in May – please see below for the details of all and check the poster for the list of items each session collects.

Our Christchurch and Corfe Mullen sessions will be holding a book sale and swap, so please do come along to buy a book, or with books you’d like to move on!

7th May

  • Hamworthy Library – 10.30-11.30
  • Christchurch, Druitt Hall – 10.00-11.30
  • Merley, Lantern Church – 10.30-11.30

14th May

  • Ashley Road, Co-op –10.30-12.00
  • Wimborne, Methodist Church Hall – 10.30-12.00
  • Lytchett Matravers Scout Hut – 10.00-11.30

21st May

  • Corfe Mullen, St Nicholas’ Church – 10.30-11.30

28th May

  • Oakdale Library – 10.30-11.30
  • Kinson Library – 10.30-11.30

Win on Waste Sessions in April

We’ll be running nine waste collection sessions in April – see below for the details of all our sessions, and check the poster for the list of items each session collects.

2nd April

  • Hamworthy Library – 10.30-11.30
  • Christchurch, Druitt Hall – 10.00-11.30
  • Merley, Lantern Church – 10.30-11.30

9th April

  • Ashley Road, Co-op –10.30-12.00
  • Wimborne, Methodist Church Hall – 10.30-12.00
  • Lytchett Matravers – 10.00-11.30

16th April

  • Corfe Mullen, St Nicholas’ Church – 10.30-11.30

23rd April

  • Oakdale Library – 10.30-11.30

30th April

  • Kinson Library – 10.30-11.30

Win on Waste Sessions in March

We’ll be running nine waste collection sessions in March – see below for the details of all our sessions, and check the poster for the list of items each session collects.

As advertised, we are expecting to be able to run a session at Oakdale Library this month – full details will be given once confirmed.

5th March

  • Hamworthy Library – 10.30-11.30
  • Christchurch, Druitt Hall – 10.00-11.30
  • Merley, Lantern Church – 10.30-11.30

12th March

  • Ashley Road, Co-op –10.30-12.00
  • Wimborne, Methodist Church Hall – 10.30-12.00
  • Lytchett Matravers – 10.00-11.30

19th March

  • Corfe Mullen, St Nicholas’ Church – 10.30-11.30

26th March

  • Kinson Library – 10.30-11.30
  • **NEW SESSION** Oakdale Library – 10.30-11.30

Win on Waste sessions returning in February

Thank you so much for your understanding on our decision to cancel our January Win on Waste sessions.

We’re pleased to confirm that we are able to run a full roster of collection in February in the following locations:

5th February

  • Hamworthy Library – 10.30-11.30
  • Christchurch, Druitt Hall – 10.00-11.30
  • Merley, Lantern Church – 10.30-11.30

12th February

  • Ashley Road, Co-op –10.30-12.00
  • Wimborne, Methodist Church Hall – 10.30-12.00 (with additional DonateIT collection)
  • Lytchett Matravers – 10.00-11.30

19th February

  • NEW SESSION! Corfe Mullen, St Nicholas’ Church – 10.30-11.30

26th February

  • Kinson Library – 10.30-11.30

Session Cancellation – January 2022

Due to concerns about the Omicron variant of Covid, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone our Win on Waste sessions in January 2022.

With the NHS working hard to look after us, we have no wish to add to their workload by encouraging people to gather at our sessions, so we will pause in January with the aim of sessions returning in February when the picture is clearer.

Thank you so much for your understanding.

Win on Waste Sessions in December

We will be holding five Win on Waste sessions in November. Check the list and posters below for full details of where you can find us:

  • Druitt Hall, Christchurch – Saturday 4th December, 10.00-11.30
  • Merley Lantern Church Hub – Saturday 4th December, 10.30-11.30
  • Hamworthy Library – Saturday 4th December, 10.30-11.30
  • Lytchett Matravers Library – Saturday 11th December, 10.00-11.30
  • Ashley Road Co-op – Saturday 11th December, 10.30-12.00

Our sessions in Kinson and Wimborne have now finished for 2021, but will return in January 2022. Keep an eye out for the posters for these sessions, and don’t forget to save your cracker toys and Ferrero Rocher packaging for our January sessions!

Win on Waste – Annual Report 2020-2021

Win on Waste has published its annual report for 2020-2021, following the AGM on Wednesday 24th November.

Alongside funding news and achievements for the year the report also confirms that Ideas2Action co-founder, Monique Munroe, has accepted the position of Chair of Trustees after a unanimous vote.

The post of Acting-Chair had been held by Cariad Medway-Smith, who recently stepped down from the role at the end of her full term as Trustee.

All of the Trustees would like to thank Cariad for her expertise and passion for Win on Waste’s work and wish her the very best for her future endeavours.

Win on Waste Sessions in November

We will be holding six Win on Waste sessions in November. Check the list and posters below for full details of where you can find us:

  • Druitt Hall, Christchurch – Saturday 6th November, 10.00-11.30
  • Merley Lantern Church Hub – Saturday 6th November, 10.30-11.30
  • Lytchett Matravers Library – Saturday 13th November, 10.00-11.30
  • Ashley Road Co-op – Saturday 13th November, 10.30-12.00
  • Wimborne Methodist Church Hall – Saturday 13th November, 10.30-12.00
  • Kinson Library – Saturday 27th November, 10.30-11.30

Win on Waste Awarded Funding by Hall & Woodhouse Community Chest

Win on Waste was delighted to be awarded £475 by the 2021 Hall & Woodhouse Community Chest at a presentation evening on Friday 1st October.

The funding will be use to update the IT equipment used by the charity, and allow them to provide a laptop to one of their volunteers.

Business Manager, Stacey Woods, accepts the award at The Brewery Tap, Blandford.

Speaking after the event Win on Waste Business Manager, Stacey Woods, said ‘As an environmental charity, we bring recycling into all aspects of running our activities, including our office equipment, which was kindly donated by one of our supporters. This is really beginning to show its age now, so we’re thrilled to be awarded this money by Hall & Woodhouse Community Chest to keep us up-to-date.’

She continued ‘Many of our supporters now find us through our website and social media so it’s really important that we have the tools to keep our information accurate and up-to-date’.

Win on Waste has been empowering local people in the BCP and Dorset Council areas to responsibly recycle their household waste since 2013. Despite being hit hard by Covid-19 and the closure of all 17 monthly waste collection sessions, they have been able to restart seven sessions since June 2021. Common household waste items, such as crisp packets, ink cartridges and used stamps are collected and diverted from landfill towards charities that can use them for their fundraising. Since June 2021 Win on Waste has been able to divert over 200kg of this waste towards local and national good causes.

The Hall & Woodhouse Community Chest includes an annual pool of funds totalling £50,000 pledged by Hall and Woodhouse, and also receives invaluable support, advice and local knowledge from the Dorset & Sussex Community Foundations.

Applications for the 2022 funding round will open in February 2022.

As part of the awards evening, each organisation was given the chance to submit a short video about their work – ours is below:

Win on Waste Sessions in October

We have seven collection sessions running in October at:

  • Hamworthy Library – Saturday 2nd October, 10.30-11.30
  • Merley Lantern Church Hub – Saturday 2nd October, 10.30-11.30
  • Lytchett Matravers Library – Saturday 9th October, 10.00-11.30
  • Ashley Road Co-op – Saturday 9th October, 10.30-12.00
  • Wimborne Methodist Church Hall – Saturday 9th October, 10.30-12.00
  • Druitt Hall, Christchurch – Saturday 16th October, 10.00-11.30
  • Kinson Library – Saturday 30th October, 10.30-11.30

Click on the images below to see what each session will be collecting: