Win on Waste is Back – and collects the equivalent weight of a four-year-old in plastic milk bottle tops!

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”.

Ashley Road Ambassador, Millie Earl, and her team of volunteers

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.

Now Confirmed! Win on Waste Kinson running in June.

We’re delighted to be able to confirm that our Win on Waste recycling session in Kinson will be up and running again from Saturday 26th June.

Based at Kinson Library, the session will run from 10.30-11.30 and you can bring any of the items listed on the poster below, which will benefit a large number of local charities, including 24th Bournemouth Scouts, Against Breast Cancer, The Museum of East Dorset, Ellie’s Fund and Wiltshire Air Ambulance – along with ourselves, of course!

We would appreciate it if all items could be sorted in advance of the session, please be mindful of social distancing and don’t forget your mask!

We’re on the way back!

After an extended break that we didn’t quite intend to be so long, Win on Waste is finally on its way back!

We’re delighted to be able to let you know that our waste collection sessions in Wimborne (Allendale Centre) and at Ashley Road (inside Ashley Road Co-op) will go ahead on Saturday 12th June.

Each session will run from 10.30-12.00, and we’d ask you to please bear with us as we adjust to our Covid safety measures – which include wearing a mask, social distancing and asking that your items are sorted before you arrive on the day. This will help us keep everyone moving in and out of the session quickly, and will help our volunteers in moving the waste items on after the session.

At the Wimborne session, you may bring any of the following:

· Milk bottle plastic tops only – (Museum of East Dorset)
· Crisp packets—not other snack packets—flat and unfolded (Walford Mill)
· Biscuit Wrappers— not other wrappers — (Win on Waste)
· Pringle tubes — squashed flat (Win on Waste)
· Stamps – (Minster Sudan Famine relief)
· Empty/broken pens, felt tips, highlighters, mechanical pencils, empty Tippex bottles – not
glue sticks
– (Ellie’s fund Research into Brain Tumours)
· Bras (Poole Ladybird unit – Against Breast Cancer)
· Toothbrushes, heads & Toothpaste tubes – clean & dry please (Win on Waste)
· Greeting Cards – (St Michael’s Sudan appeal)
. Aluminium foil & metal tops – clean & dry please (Dorset Reclaim)
· Ring pulls form Aluminium drink cans only – (Purple Communities Fund)

At the Ashley Road session, you may bring:

Milk bottle tops
– Empty flat crisp packets
– Biscuit wrappers
– Disinfectant wipe packaging
– Flexible laundry pod packaging
– Dried up ballpoint pens, felt tips, highlighters, board markers, mechanical pencils, permanent markers, bingo pens, correction tape containers, empty Tippex bottles
– Plastic air freshener containers, plastic cartridge caps and car air fresheners

If you’re waiting for your local session to restart, please bear with us as we are working as hard as we can to get things moving. If you would like to drop items off, but cannot make this session, then you can use our drop off point in Canford Heath, located at 25 Rowbarrow Close, Poole, BH17 9EA (9am-9pm).

If you have any queries about these sessions, or recycling waste locally, please feel free to contact us.