Time for a spring clean

Spring makes you want to throw the doors and windows open, and get the house looking fresh and clean. Professional organiser Natalie Jane from Be Organised shared a tip  for anyone who is a little overwhelmed by the winter clutter.

  • Start with your most cluttered surface, like a kitchen bench.
  • Look at each item and decide whether you love it or use it. Be honest with yourself!
  •  If you don’t love it or use it, let it go.
  • Find a place for all the remaining items which makes sense to you, and make sure you put it back.

So if you don’t love it or use it, drop it off to Wanaka Wastebusters and we’ll find a new home for it. Call us on 443-8606 extn 2 if you need a free Moving On pick up for bulky items or furniture.

Help keep Wanaka beautiful

imagesKeep New Zealand Beautiful week is September 14th-20th. You can sign up as a community group or with family/friends. Register online at knzb.org.nz  and they will send you everything you need e.g. gloves and bags. Put all the recycling you find in the white bag and you can drop it in to Wanaka Wastebusters for free. If you have any trouble registering, you can download a sheet which explains how to do it here.

Need a project?

Gina spent the weekend reupholstering some retro chrome chairs  – and she was stoked with how they turned out. It’s so satisfying making something old look fabulous again.

If you’d like to have a go at upholstery, Reg’s next Wanaka workshop is on November 7th-8th, you can find out the details on Facebook. Register early because they book out fast. And if you need a project – keep an eye on the shop, we get lots of furniture coming through in Sept-Oct. upholstery


20150630_154040 (1)From July 1st, Wanaka Wastebusters has taken over Central Otago Wastebusters. We will run the Wastebusers reuse shop and business recycling in Alexandra, and will employ eight local staff.

CODC have given us a three year contract to run most of the Central Otago recycling drop-offs. This recognises the value of keeping community enterprise in town; bringing jobs and a culture of waste minimisation. Today Central Otago, tomorrow the world!