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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:

Win on Waste Sessions in September

We have six collection sessions running in September at:

  • Hamworthy Library – Saturday 4th September, 10.30-11.30
  • Merley Lantern Church Hub – Saturday 4th September, 10.30-11.30
  • Lytchett Matravers Library – Saturday 11th September, 10.00-11.30
  • Ashley Road Co-op – Saturday 11th September, 10.30-12.00
  • Wimborne Methodist Church Hall – Saturday 11th September, 10.30-12.00
  • Kinson Library – Saturday 25th September, 10.30-12.00

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

Win on Waste Launches Pilot Programme to collect Medicines Blister Packaging in Poole

Poole-based waste and recycling charity Win on Waste has today launched a pilot project aimed at responsibly recycling the plastic/foil packaging commonly found in medicines. Thanks to funding from the DPD Eco Fund, this waste will now be accepted at most Win on Waste sessions, starting with Hamworthy Library on Saturday 4th September.

Medicines blister packaging is commonly made of a mix of materials, which is hard to separate and recycle meaning the majority of this waste either finds its way to landfill, or is incorrectly included with kerbside recycling. This pilot project will send this waste to recycling specialist ReWorked where it will be separated, shredded and turned into plastic board which can then be made into products such as benches, picnic tables or garden planters.

Stacey Woods, Business Manager for Win on Waste said ‘There are a huge number of medicines blister packets used every day – with conservative estimates suggesting that 70 paracetamol tablets are sold per person, per year in the UK, that’s nearly 1.5 million items of plastic heading to landfill in the BCP area for that single drug alone.’

She continued, ‘Our aim is to use this pilot programme to assess the level of demand for responsible disposal of this waste, and use a combination of fundraising and sponsorship to ensure that it is able to continue in the long term.’

Medicines blister packaging is currently collected nationally by Superdrug and Terracycle, but there is very little coverage in the Poole area. Win on Waste aims to close this gap at their monthly waste collection sessions, which are listed on their website.

Win on Waste is a Poole-based waste and recycling charity which has been helping local people take control of their household waste since 2014. Collected items, including crisp packets, Pringles tubes and plastic milk bottle tops are directed out of landfill and the recycling system and towards charitable organisations. 13 good causes benefit from collection sessions on a monthly basis, including charities researching childhood brain tumours and breast cancer, International aid charities and Win on Waste themselves.

To find out more about Win on Waste, and to pledge towards the continuation of this project, use the panel below:

Win on Waste Sessions in August

We have four collection sessions running in August at:

  • Hamworthy Library – Saturday 7th August, 10.30-11.30
  • Ashley Road Co-op – Saturday 14th August, 10.30-12.00
  • Christchurch, Druitt Hall – Saturday 21st August, 10.00-11.30
  • Kinson Library – Saturday 28th August, 10.30-12.00

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

  • Hamworthy Collected items
  • Collected Items for August

Win on Waste Awarded Funding from The Arnold Clark Community Fund

Win on Waste is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a funding grant by The Arnold Clark Community Fund!

This grant of £1000 will help us to continue our ongoing work of rebuilding our waste collection network, which was forced to close due to Covid-19.

Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd

Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd is one of the largest car dealer groups in Europe. But it all started with just one showroom – opened in Glasgow, Scotland, back in 1954.

Sir Arnold Clark, the founder of the company, left the Royal Air Force and used his demob money to buy a Morris Ten Four for £70. After restoring the car to its original condition, he sold it for a profit. From this first venture, Arnold Clark began to buy and sell cars. The rest, as they say, is history…

About The Arnold Clark Community Fund

It’s a devastating fact that due to COVID-19, one in ten UK charities are expected to file for bankruptcy (Pro Bono Economics, 2020).

So, as part of our commitment to give back to the communities in which we operate, we’ve created a fund to help registered UK charities and local community groups continue their important work during this challenging time.

Win on Waste Sessions in July

Following our successful pilot sessions at Ashley Road, Kinson and Wimborne in June, we’re delighted to be able to hold four sessions in July!

Hamworthy

Hamworthy Library on Saturday 3rd July, 10.30am-11.30am.

Ashley Road

Ashley Road Co-op on Saturday 10th July, 10.30am-12pm.

Wimborne

Methodist Church Hall, King’s Street on Saturday 17th July, from 10.30am-12pm.

Kinson

Rear of Kinson Library on Saturday 31st July, 10.30am-12pm.

There is still some variation on what each session will be able to accept, so if you need more details and a full list of accepted items, please keep an eye on our Facebook page, or get in touch, letting us know which session you would like to know more about.