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Win on Waste Sessions in March 2024

We’re back in 10 areas of East Dorset this month – see the posters below for what each session collects

Unfortunately we are no longer able to accept toothpaste tubes and their boxes, but all other dental waste is still fine to bring along!

  • 2nd March
  • Christchurch, Druitt Hall – 10.00-11.30
  • Hamworthy Library – 10.00-12.30
  • Merley, Lantern Church Hub – 10.15-11.30
  • 9th March
  • Ashley Road, Co-op –10.30-12.00
  • Lytchett Matravers Scout Hut – 10.00-11.30
  • Wimborne Methodist Church Hall – 10.30-12.00
  • 16th March
  • Corfe Mullen, St Nicholas’ Church – 10.30-11.30
  • Poole, The Spire – 10.30-11.30
  • 23rd March
  • Oakdale Library – 10.30-11.30
  • 30th March
  • Kinson Library – 10.30-11.30

Win on Waste Sessions in February 2024

We’re back in 10 areas of East Dorset this month – see the posters below for what each session collects

Unfortunately we are no longer able to accept toothpaste tubes and their boxes, but all other dental waste is still fine to bring along!

  • 3rd February
  • Christchurch, Druitt Hall – 10.00-11.30
  • Hamworthy Library – 10.00-12.30
  • Merley, Lantern Church Hub – 10.15-11.30
  • 10th February
  • Ashley Road, Co-op –10.30-12.00
  • Lytchett Matravers Scout Hut – 10.00-11.30
  • Wimborne Methodist Church Hall – 10.30-12.00
  • 17th February
  • Corfe Mullen, St Nicholas’ Church – 10.30-11.30
  • Poole, The Spire – 10.30-11.30
  • 24th February
  • Oakdale Library – 10.30-11.30
  • Kinson Library – 10.30-11.30

Win on Waste Sessions in December – and into January

In December we will be at:

  • 2nd December
  • Christchurch, Druitt Hall – 10.00-11.30
  • Hamworthy Library – 10.00-12.30
  • Merley, Lantern Church Hub – 10.15-11.30
  • 9th December
  • Ashley Road, Co-op –10.30-12.00
  • 16th December
  • Corfe Mullen, St Nicholas’ Church – 10.30-11.30
  • Poole, The Spire – 10.30-11.30
  • 30th December
  • Kinson Library – 10.30-11.30

There will be NO sessions at Wimborne, Lytchett Matravers or Oakdale this month, but all will return in January.

Provisional dates for January are:

  • 6th January
  • Christchurch, Druitt Hall – 10.00-11.30
  • Hamworthy Library – 10.00-12.30
  • Merley, Lantern Church Hub – 10.15-11.30
  • 13th January
  • Ashley Road, Co-op –10.30-12.00
  • Lytchett Matravers Scout Hut – 10.00-11.30
  • Wimborne Methodist Church Hall – 10.30-12.00
  • 20th January
  • Corfe Mullen, St Nicholas’ Church – 10.30-11.30
  • Poole, The Spire – 10.30-11.30
  • 27th January
  • Oakdale Library – 10.30-11.30
  • Kinson Library – 10.30-11.30

Click on the poster below to see what each session is collecting this month!

Win on Waste Rewards Top Recyclers at Awards Ceremony in Poole

Poole-based waste and recycling charity Win on Waste has rewarded local recyclers in their Recycling Awards, which have returned for the first time since 2019.

After nominations from the public in seven categories, trophies were given to local individuals and businesses who go the extra mile in recycling and sustainability across the BCP and Dorset Council areas.

The judging panel was impressed by the range of sustainable activities being undertaken in the local area, all with the goal of reducing and reusing waste. They were particularly pleased that the two young recyclers in the Under 17 category were so willing to contribute their time in their local areas.

The awards were handed out by Mayor of Poole, Cllr Jo Clements.

Among those recognised was Oly Rush from Project Planet (https://projectplanet.earth/), who was named the winner in the ‘Adult Recycler’ and ‘Number One Recycler’ categories. Oly works tirelessly to raise awareness of the prevalence of ocean plastics and undertakes landmark ocean swims, such as his latest project, a circumnavigation swim around the Island of Ithaca.

The evening was also a double celebration for Win on Waste, as they celebrated their 10th Birthday – Win on Waste has been running community-based projects since 2013 and the return of the Recycling Awards marked the finale of a year of celebrations, which saw them raise over £16,000 in funding, welcome 4000 local households to their services and deal with 5 tonnes of common household waste.

Full list of winners:

  • Adult recycler (18+) – Oly Rush (W), Gary, InExcess Parkstone (RU)
  • A team of recyclers from a private/statutory/voluntary organisation (where its main business is recycling) – Weymouth & Portland Marine Litter Project (W), Circular11 (RU)
  • A team of recycling volunteers (a group of individuals who come together to recycle) – Verwoodians on Waste (W), Cards for Sudan at St Michael’s Church (RU), Highly Commended: Bournemouth Recycle, Colehill Kindness and Recycling Group, Swish It, Sturminster Marshall Evening WI
  • The No 1 recycler (a person who has really gone the extra mile) – Oly Rush (W), Sharon Valler (RU)
  • Young recycler (age 17 and under) – Oliver Merritt, Hali from Life with Hali (Joint Winners)
  • A private/statutory/voluntary organisation whose employees recycle (but not where its main business is recycling) – Tesco Ferndown (W), Upton Tea Rooms (RU)
  • School or college – Yarrells School (W), Ocean Academy (RU)

Win on Waste Sessions in November

We will be running all of our sessions in November, including our news session in Poole at The Spire – full details of what to collect at this session are below.

In November we will be at:

  • 4th November
  • Christchurch, Druitt Hall – 10.00-11.30
  • Hamworthy Library – 10.00-12.30
  • Merley, Lantern Church Hub – 10.15-11.30
  • 11th November
  • Ashley Road, Co-op –10.30-12.00
  • Lytchett Matravers Scout Hut – 10.00-11.30
  • Wimborne Methodist Church Hall – 10.30-12.00 – and join us on the Minster Green afterwards for the Wimborne Green Festival
  • 18th November
  • Corfe Mullen, St Nicholas’ Church – 10.30-11.30
  • Poole, The Spire – 10.30-11.30
  • 25th November
  • Oakdale Library – 10.30-11.30
  • Kinson Library – 10.30-11.30

Click on the poster below to see what each session is collecting this month!

Win on Waste Launches New Waste Collection Session in Poole

Dorset-based waste and recycling charity Win on Waste is looking forward to brining one of its waste collection sessions back to The Spire in Poole High Street.

Moira Ledger, Win on Waste Ambassador

Taking place on Saturday 21st October, 10.30-11.30, this session will welcome local people to bring along a range of hard-to-recycle items – such as Pringles Tube, Dental waste and corks – and these will be diverted to raise funds for local and national charities.

Win on Waste’s Business Manager, Stacey Woods, said ‘We’re thrilled to be able to relaunch this – our 10th session – at The Spire. This is especially meaningful for us as we are celebrating our 10th birthday as a charity this month’.

She continued ‘As a small charity, almost all of our work is carried out by local volunteers and we appreciate their efforts in getting another session underway. We will need a strong team of volunteers to continue running this session at The Spire, so would love to hear from people who might have a few hours each month to give back to their community and the local environment’.

Win on Waste acts for the protection and preservation of the environment by encouraging and empowering local people to learn about the origins of their household waste and how to reduce their impact on the planet.

We advance the education of the public about all aspects of waste generation and recycling by highlighting waste reduction and recycling initiatives and, where household waste cannot be avoided, we help by redirecting common waste items towards charities and organisations that can use them for their own projects or fundraising.

For more information check the website at www.winonwaste.org

Win on Waste Sessions in October 2023

We’ll be running all of our sessions in October, and we’ll also be launching a new session in Poole at The Spire on Saturday 21st October – full details of what to collect at this session are below.

In October we will be at:

  • 7th October
  • Christchurch, Druitt Hall – 10.00-11.30
  • Hamworthy Library – 10.00-12.30
  • Merley, Lantern Church Hub – 10.15-11.30
  • 14th October
  • Ashley Road, Co-op –10.30-12.00
  • Lytchett Matravers Scout Hut – 10.00-11.30
  • Wimborne Methodist Church Hall – 10.30-12.00 – and join us on the Minster Green afterwards for the Wimborne Green Festival
  • 21st October
  • Corfe Mullen, St Nicholas’ Church – 10.30-11.30
  • Poole, The Spire – 10.30-11.30
  • 28th October
  • Oakdale Library – 10.30-11.30
  • Kinson Library – 10.30-11.30

Click on the poster below to see what each session is collecting this month!

Win on Waste Sessions in September 2023

We’ll be running all of our sessions in September, and we’re also able to give you advance notice that we will be launching a new session in Poole in October. Join us at The Spire on Saturday 21st October – details to follow!

In September we will be at:

  • 2nd September
  • Christchurch, Druitt Hall – 10.00-11.30
  • Hamworthy Library – 10.00-12.30
  • Merley, Lantern Church Hub – 10.15-11.30
  • 9th September
  • Ashley Road, Co-op –10.30-12.00
  • Lytchett Matravers Scout Hut – 10.00-11.30
  • Wimborne Methodist Church Hall – 10.30-12.00
  • 16th September
  • Corfe Mullen, St Nicholas’ Church – 10.30-11.30
  • 23rd September
  • Oakdale Library – 10.30-11.30
  • 30th September
  • Kinson Library – 10.30-11.30

Don’t forget, Upton Library is kindly hosting some collection bins for us – please do drop in when the library is open to find out more.

Check the posters below for the details of what is collected at each session:

Win on Waste Sessions in August 2023

We’ll be running 7 sessions in July, with no session in Oakdale or Wimborne in August – both will be back in September.

  • 5th August
  • Christchurch, Druitt Hall – 10.00-11.30
  • Hamworthy – at Hamworthy Park Fete this month, 11.00am-3.00pm
  • Merley, Lantern Church Hub – 10.15-11.30
  • 12th August
  • Ashley Road, Co-op –10.30-12.00
  • 19th August
  • Corfe Mullen, St Nicholas’ Church – 10.30-11.30
  • 26th August
  • Kinson Library – 10.30-11.30

Check the posters below for the details of what is collected at each session:

Funding Success for Win on Waste!

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Wessex Water Foundation Environment Fund via Dorset Community Foundation.  

This grant will support our work across East Dorset, both in our current Win on Waste sessions and in launching a new session in central Poole later in the year, allowing us to remove more waste plastic from local landfill and recycling provision and redirect it to charities and organisations that can benefit from it.

The Environment Fund supports charitable and community activities across the region that have a positive impact on the local environment. The fund is part of the Wessex Water Foundation which provides dedicated funding for projects across the Wessex Water region every year.