Ideas2Action: Actions Follow Ideas



Owing to the impact of the Coronavirus we have had to reassess how we can safely work in the future.  Please bear with us while we create the new way of running our projects.  We are developing a new website which we hope will be available in January. In the meantime we will continue adding news to this website.

Please check our Latest News for updates on places that will accept any of your collected waste in the meantime


Win on Waste (formerly 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 seventh birthday on the 31 October 2020, and you can view our Annual Report to see what we were able to do in the early part of 2020, plus our work over lockdown.

Reflecting our change of name to Win on Waste, we are currently working on a new website and hope to have it up and running in the new year.



We Need That! is our recycling directory for the Bournemouth/Poole area and shows people that items they are throwing into their rubbish/recycling bins could be needed by not-for-profit organisations or individuals. Our Oct/Nov/Dec 2020 directory is now live!

For those of you who may have items to throw away after a clear-out, or before a house move, please see  Decluttering We Need That Jan Feb March 2020

Dorset Waste Partnership asked us to produce a We Need That – Dorset directory for people living in Dorset (outside the Bournemouth/Poole conurbation).  So if you live in Dorset, maybe you can help one of the 21 not-for-profit organisations in the directory looking for items you could be throwing away.  See the latest issue We Need That Sept-Oct 2019

** WIN ON WASTE SESSIONS – Currently Suspended due to Covid-19 **

There are currently 18 regular monthly Win on Waste sessions running in the following areas: Ashley Cross, Ashley Road, Beehive (Rossmore area), Broadstone, Canford Heath, Christchurch, Corfe Mullen, Creekmoor, Hamworthy, Kinson, Lytchett Matravers, Merley, Oakdale, Poole Town, Southbourne, Upton, Westbourne and Wimborne.  Another new session will be joining our network in 2020 in Colehill.

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  March 2020 Win on Waste dates for our website

Our Donation Check List directory is to help people who come to our sessions bring along the correct items.  It also shows you what happens to the items and who benefits.  See: Win on Waste Donation Check List January v.1. 2020

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 2020


Win on Waste on Wheels.  This pilot project has now finished.  It offered 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.  Their waste items were collected by a small team of volunteers.


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, St Walburga’s RC Primary 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 Stacey 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.