Fairytale Food

Screen Shot 2016-06-27 at 2.52.33 pmA free Love Food Hate Waste event; tasty samples, healthy recipes and cooking demo’s (12pm & 2pm) with Evelyn Vallillee, Fedeli chef. Find out how to turn wilted and unwanted food into the stars of your meal, and to reduce the amount of edible food your household throws out.

12pm-3pm, Tuesday July 5th  at Wanaka Wastebusters, corner Riverbank & Ballantyne Rd.

This weekend only (July 2nd and 3rd), a fairytale ending for your wilted or unwanted food! Instead of throwing it out, drop it to Eric at Wanaka Wastebusters and it will be transformed into a tasty treat at our Love Food Hate Waste event on Tuesday. No meat, fish or mould thanks.

50% off Bokashi starter kits

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The current QLDC 50% subsidy for Bokashi bucket expires at the end of this month. We have a few subsidised starter kits left to sell at Wanaka Wastebusters and Shotover Garden Centre for rate-payers and residents of the district. Don’t miss out – pop in today and grab yours.

Dr Compost’s YouTube clip shows you how to use the Bokashi bucket fermentation system to compost your food waste. It’s super-easy and you can do  most of it without leaving your kitchen – a bonus on these wintry days…

Real Recycling

bottles 3 copyThere’s been a bit of a furore over Queenstown’s recycled glass going to landfill, as Mountain Scene revealed in this article. The good news is that all glass you recycle with Wastebusters is sent to the O-I plant in Auckland to be made into new bottles.

Gina wrote this column for the ODT about how to make sure glass is really recycled.

Whether recycled glass is turned into new bottles or dumped in the landfill depends on the way glass is collected for recycling. If you want it to be made into new bottles, then you have to collect it in a separate bin to avoid contamination, and then colour sort it.

e-Cycle your devices

DSC_3681 copyDid you  know that electronic waste is the world’s fastest growing waste stream? Your old devices can contain valuable materials and potentially hazardous ones too. Wastebusters will recycle them safely and mine them for all the valuable metals inside.

We can take cellphones, laptops, tablets, computers, printers, computer accessories eg routers, keyboards, flat-screen TVs and flat-screen monitors (sorry we can’t recycle older TVs or monitors at the moment due to the very high cost). Cellphones are free, but charges apply to the other items to cover the cost of safe recycling, click here to see charges  for individual items.