There are organisations and individuals all over Dorset that might need those things you are about to throw in the recycling or rubbish bin.
Beer bottle caps
People can then contact the organisations directly or may wish to take their items to one of ’s many “” events held around Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth. These events see volunteers gather donations from members of the public and distribute them to the organisations in the directory. Some schools have even set up their own sessions.
The waste items are then sent to specialist facilities to be made into something new, used in arts and crafts or sold on to make money for charity.
Karyn Punchard, director of the , said: “We’re delighted to be involved in such a fantastic initiative. Helping to match items that might otherwise be thrown away with organisations that would benefit from receiving them is tremendously rewarding.
Most people in Dorset recycle their waste because it’s the right thing to do, but reusing items is always better – both for the environment and the public purse. Every single item kept out of the bin saves your local council money in processing costs and reduces the amount of energy required to recycle or treat waste.
We already have 15 organisations and individuals in the who are benefitting from this initiative, but we’re always keen to hear from others who may benefit from these waste items. If you are a member of a not-for-profit organisation or are simply an individual who can make use of the items in the list, please contact us at or visit our website at