Community Involvement

Creation of Local Economic Benefits

W & S Recycling has formed a Partnership with AFC Bournemouth football club and Bournemouth Borough Council, together with eight other premier businesses in the area called “Green Goals Partners” All Parties contribute to a fund supported by Bournemouth Borough Council to enable local Community Groups, Sporting Associations and Social Clubs in Bournemouth to apply for environmental grants from the Green Goals Community Fund.

Grants must be used during the 2013/2014 football season to benefit individual projects which meet one or more of the following criteria

  • Improving the local environment
  • Engaging children and young people in environmental activities
  • Raising community awareness of environmental issues
  • Engaging children and young people in healthy lifestyle activities

The Green Goals Project has been successful in achieving a Green Apple Award by The Green Organisation who are dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world


Encouraging local Business Engagement and Innovation

W&S Recycling are members of the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry 

The Dorset Chamber is a very active organisation hosting regular networking events throughout the County, and as a result enables us to promote the recycling opportunities that we can offer.

Apart from our normal collection service of all recyclates, we also specialise in the collection of all WEEE, of which we have a National network collection service


Experience of Apprenticeship Schemes and School Engagement Programmes

We have recently been working with Paragon to encourage Apprenticeships in our organisation. 

As a result we have in the last year taken on a young apprentice, in our vehicle maintenance department. 

He has proved to be very useful addition to our workforce studying mechanics on LGV and HGV vehicles. 

We have for the past 4 years formed a partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council to promote recycling of textiles with local schools. The scheme is called Rags to Riches and takes the form of a competition that aims to encourage schools to recycle unwanted textiles. All entrants are awarded £250 per tonne for their textiles collected from clothes banks supplied by W & S Recycling and prize money is awarded to the schools collecting the highest tonnages.