ZW-friendly community Portsmouth

Here there is a list of Zero Waste friendly community projects and other initiatives in Portsmouth (if you have any suggestions or updates, please send us an email at


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Abundance Portsmouth

Urban foraging

AP aims to harvest surplus and wasted fruit from trees and hedgerows across the city of Portsmouth and re-distribute it to those who need it.

We promote the cultivation of urban fruit in order to feed people, build community and protect the climate.

Get in touch with them if:
– you have a fruit tree
– you’ve spotted a fruit tree that looks unused
– you’re interested to volunteer
Share information of edible food on the collaborative map.

Food waste

Foodcycle Portsmouth provides regular sit-down meals to those in need in the community by combining fresh, surplus, supermarket food (which would normally be thrown away), a team of trained volunteers, and a spare kitchen space, to create tasty, nutritious meals, and a place where friendships form.

2 locations, once a week:
– John Pounds Centre (Tuesdays)
– King’s Church (Thursdays)

Free stuff

Freecycle is a grassroots and entirely non-profit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and neighbourhoods. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.

Register online.

There is also a Group on Facebook.


Free stuff

Don’t throw it away, give it away! Got stuff you don’t need? We’ll find someone to come and take it. Looking for something? We’ll pair you with someone giving it away. All completely free. Freegle: it’s like online dating for stuff.

Register online.

Download the Mobile Apps.



SW connect people who wish to recycle their kitchen scraps with their neighbours who are already composting, worm-farming or keep chickens. Now you can divert waste from landfill while getting to know the people around you!

Register online.

Download the Mobile Apps.


Sharing & giving

Streetbank is here to help you do three things:
1. Give things away —find a grateful neighbour for stuff you no longer need;
2. Share things —like ladders and drills, that go unused much of the time;
3. Share skills —like DIY, languages and gardening, that neighbours might need help with.

Register online
Your Bottle

Free water

Your Bottle is a scheme which transforms brick-and-mortar businesses —shops, pubs, hair salons, estate agents, etc.— into water refill stations for people carrying bottles.

Check online to see where to refill your bottle for free in Portsmouth & Southsea.

There is also a Facebook page.

Repair Cafe Portsmouth

Repairing things together

Free meeting place where you can bring your broken items and get them repaired.

Repair Café takes place every third Saturday of the month (except for August) at Buckland United Reformed Church between 10:30 am and 1:00 pm.

You can learn more about Repair Cafés here.