Posts Tagged ‘Roadshows’

Roll up, roll up… recycling roadshow in Dorchester tomorrow

3 September 2013

New bins close-up

The ‘recycle for Dorset’ team will be at the Corn Exchange in Dorchester on Wednesday 4 September between 10am and 1pm.

Local people are invited to come along to find out more about the new ‘recycle for Dorset’ collection service, which is starting in Purbeck and part of West Dorset next March.

The roadshows are a chance to see the new wheelie bins and other containers for yourself and ask the team any questions you have.

More roadshows are scheduled across Purbeck and West Dorset during September and October.

Meet the team at the Dorset County Show

1 September 2013

Stand showThe Recycle for Dorset team will be available to answer all your waste questions at the Dorset County Show on 7 and 8 September.

Why not come down and take the opportunity to speak to the team and view the containers for the new ‘recycle for Dorset’ kerbside service which is being introduced across the county?

You can also find out more about why recycling is so important and what you can do at home to help Dorset achieve its goal of 65 per cent recycling by 2015.

Thumbs-up for recycling at the show

22 August 2013

S&G Aug13 team pic 2_for blog

The DWP education team had a great day at the Shaftesbury and Gillingham Show yesterday, talking to local people about the  new ‘recycle for Dorset’ service.

Around 200 people dropped by our stall to pick up recycling tips, enjoy a spot of badge-making for kids and share their thoughts on the new scheme, which started in North Dorset in June.

Residents completed 47 feedback questionnaires on their new collections in return for some free compostable caddy liners or a ‘recycle for Dorset’ fridge magnet.

The vast majority said they were either ‘very satisfied’ (36) or ‘fairly satisfied’ (8) with their overall service.

43 out of 47 said that recycling was ‘very important’ to them.

And when asked the items that people would like to recycle that they currently can’t, one of the most popular answers was ‘husband’!

You can catch the team next at the Dorset County Show in Dorchester on 7 and 8 September when we will be debuting our all-new recycling-meets-fishing game. Watch this space!

Find out dates of all our upcoming roadshows and recycling events.

Recycle for Dorset at the Shaftesbury and Gillingham Show

14 August 2013

Stand showThe Recycle for Dorset team will be available to answer all your waste questions at the Shaftesbury and Gillingham Show, Wednesday 21st August.

If you want to know more about the new Recycle for Dorset service come along and speak to one of recycling champions. There will also be the opportunity to view the new bins and learn more about how much you could be recycling.

We’ve also got lots of fun green activities for children to take part in so there is something for all the family.

View all upcoming events at

Roadshow rained off

23 April 2012

Today’s ‘recycle for Dorset’ roadshow at Christchurch Market has been postponed due to inclement weather.

The Dorset Waste Partnership would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

We will return to Christchurch Market on Monday 21 May. A full list of roadshow dates can be found at

Love your electricals, set your old ones free

23 June 2010

Small WEEE (large version)Has your kettle run out of steam? Is your toaster singeing your toast? Many of us are already recycling everyday items such as newspapers, cans and bottles. But did you know that old and unused electrical items can also become useful again?

To celebrate Recycle Now week (21 to 27 June), a series of three recycling roadshows are taking place in the west of the county. If you have any unwanted small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) like toasters or kettles gathering dust in your home, take them along to one of the roadshows.

Dorset Reclaim has arranged to have special drop off points for small electrical items at the events to save you the hassle of getting rid of them.

So come along and see our recycling team at one of the following:

  • 23 June – Culverhayes car park, Sherborne – 10am to 2pm
  • 24 June – Bucky Doo Square, Bridport – 10am to 2pm
  • 25 June – South Street, Dorchester – 10am to 2pm

A weekend of recycling

17 June 2010

recycling leaflet (large version)Our recycling officers will be out and about this weekend promoting waste reduction, reuse and recycling initiatives in Dorchester and Crossways.

If you’re planning on visiting Dorchester Carnival or Crossways Village Fete, remember to stop by our waste reduction and recycling stand. This is an opportunity to chat to us about any recycling issues, our latest campaigns and pick up useful information to take away with you.

We hope to see you there!

Real nappies hit the road

6 May 2010

Modern, colourful real nappies (large version)From baby to toddler, it’s estimated that disposable nappies cost parents around £1,000 per child. Parents and parents-to-be can cut this cost by over half by using real nappies instead.

We are running a series of real nappy roadshows around the county during May for new mums and dads to discover more about real nappies and ask any questions.

Roadshows are taking place on:

  • 10 May 2010 Christchurch Market 8.30am – 1pm
  • 11 May 2010 Bond Street, Weymouth 9:30am – 1pm
  • 12 May 2010 South Street, Dorchester 10am – 12.30pm
  • 13 May 2010 Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre, Wimborne 10am – 12.30pm
  • 26 May 2010 Sainsbury’s, Wareham 10am – 2pm
  • 27 May 2010 Corn Exchange, Blandford 8.30am – 1pm
  • 29 May 2010 Bucky Doo Square, Bridport 8.30am – 1pm

So come along and find out more!

Spotlight on…packaging

10 February 2010

Packaging leaflet (large version)Are you frustrated by the amount of packaging you throw away and want to know what is being done to reduce it?

A series of roadshows will be taking place across the county in coming weeks, where you can find out what has and is being done to reduce packaging waste and the impact it has to our environment.

Plus, did you know that an unwrapped cucumber loses moisture and becomes dull and unsaleable within three days but just 1.5 grams of wrapping keeps it fresh for 14 days? You can also find out more about how packaging reduces food waste and pick up some top packaging tips.

The first roadshow kicks-off on Tuesday 16 February at Sainsbury’s in Ferndown, so come along and see us.

Check out our full timetable of roadshows.

Wareham hits top spot for pledges

22 October 2009

Wareham Love Food Hate Waste roadshow a big hit with shoppers (large version)Great news, 400 plus shoppers visited our recent Love Food Hate Waste
roadshow in Wareham, picking up some top money saving tips to cut down their food waste and shopping bills.

Sammie Strawberry was also on hand, chatting to and encouraging people to enter our make a pledge competition. In fact, thanks to the keen Wareham shoppers, we received our highest number of pledges at a roadshow so far!

Don’t miss out, place your pledge (opens in a new window) today

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