Jumpers and St Catherine's Hill Community Information


Check your bin day

Bins, waste and recycling

With effect from 1st January 2024 we accept DIY waste without paying a fee. This is a national change. We are also well ahead of the curve in terms of other projects including the innovative New To You programme which actually started in Poole more than 10 years ago and is extending across BCP now. This is a brilliant project which sees our staff ‘rescuing’ items from the tips, repairing them or PAT testing them and then selling them to the public from their base in Cabot Lane, Poole.

This is run mostly by volunteers and as well as providing a wonderful 2nd hand shop it also acts as a way of our social services, homelessness teams and probation partners to access household items for those people who are in need – fleeing domestic abuse, coming out of prison, following house fires or homelessness and young people leaving care. They can access wardrobes, household furniture and white goods that people took to the tip. We even have someone who specialises in spotting collectables who then puts them on Ebay and other auction sites.

The centre is open on Saturday mornings to the public – its worth a visit.

We are just bringing the Christchurch HWRC inhouse and once that is done we hope to extend the scheme there, though we do need a new home as the team have outgrown their premises and need somewhere more accessible for the residents who need it most.

Councillor Vikki Slade (by email to one of our newsletter readers)

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