Community Action Network (CAN) is thrilled to name inspirational local organisation Win on Waste as its Community Hero in the Spotlight for April.

This year sees Win on Waste celebrate its 10th anniversary and following a reduction in services due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the organisation is looking to celebrate by broadening its community sessions and online presence. The aim is to encourage small actions by individuals that have a big impact on climate change.

Win on Waste’s community-based teams are all made up of volunteers who want to see a reduction in the amount of waste that ends up in landfill, and love to share their knowledge and experience of living more sustainable lives.

Stacey Woods, Business Manager at Win on Waste said “So far in 2022, we have collected over 400kg of waste that would otherwise have been placed in landfill or the domestic recycling system. We are looking forward to the rest of 2022, where we will be strengthening our community sessions, and want to continue to work closely with other local organisations to let people know about what we’re doing.”

Not only does Win on Waste want to help people reduce their household waste and make more informed choices, but also provide places where items that might be thrown away can be of genuine help to local charities and organisations.

They have created the ‘We Need That’ and ‘Decluttering’ directories, which aims to match up local organisations and charities with items that are, potentially, being thrown away. This will be expanding this throughout 2022.

Emma Lee, Partnership Manager at CAN, said “We are so excited to be championing and celebrating this small local charity that is encouraging the communities of Dorset to look after our planet”

You can find out more about Win on Waste and the work they do on their website