Ideas2Action: Actions Follow Ideas


Ideas2Action is a registered charity no 1170422 and we run community recycling projects across Bournemouth and Poole and in Dorset: Wimborne, Corfe Mullen and Holton Heath.  We celebrated our fifth birthday on the 31 October 2018.  See our latest Annual Report Ideas2Action Annual Report 17-18



We Need That! is our recycling directory and shows people that items they are throwing into their rubbish/recycling bins could be needed by not-for-profit organisations or individuals We Need That Feb Mar Apr 2019   For those of you who may have items to throw away after a clear-out, or before a house move, please see our Decluttering? We Need That directory Decluttering We Need That Feb March April 19

Dorset Waste Partnership asked us to produce a We Need That – Dorset directory for people living in Dorset.  So if you live in Dorset, maybe you can help one of the 19 not-for-profit organisations in the directory looking for items you could be throwing away.  See the latest issue We Need That May-June 2019


There are currently 16 regular monthly Win on Waste sessions running in the following areas: Ashley Cross, Ashley Road, Barnabas (Rossmore area), Broadstone, Canford Heath, Christchurch, Corfe Mullen, Creekmoor, Hamworthy, Kinson, Merley, Oakdale, Southbourne, Turlin Moor, Westbourne and Wimborne.

A new one in Poole Town starts on the 15 June 2019 at The Spire in Poole High Street from 10-12.  Poole Town Win on Waste launch flyer.  If you can help please call Simon O’Connor 07419 740812.

Each month local residents donate items (see poster below) from their waste to benefit good causes.   There are also occasional one-off sessions held.  See here for the latest list June 2019 Win on Waste dates

Here is a poster for a visual picture of the type of items we collect at Win on Waste sessions  Win on Waste picture poster

We are often asked what happens to the items donated at the sessions.  For the answer see What happens to the donations leaflet


Win on Waste on Wheels.  This pilot project will give older, housebound people living in the Poole Town and Parkstone areas of Poole the opportunity to take part in a Win on Waste session even though they are physically unable to attend one in person.  Simon, our Co-ordinator and his team of volunteers will visit and collect items of waste to donate to good causes.


Thanks to interest from schools enquiring about our Win on Waste sessions we have started our School Win on Waste Network.  Schools currently in the Network are Bournemouth Collegiate School, Canford School, Winton Primary School, Damers First School, St Michael’s Middle School and Wimborne First School.


If you think we are doing a great job cutting down on waste and helping good causes with it, then would you like to help us and donate some money so we can continue to expand and improve?  Please contact Monique for more details 07771 705662.

Read more about Our Story So Far 

We are proud to say that we were a finalist in the Waste Prevention – Public and Third Award category of the MRW National Recycling Awards 2016 and were a winner of a Green Apple Award 2016.