Customer service jobs over summer

We have reuse customer service positions available in the Wastebusters in both Wanaka and Alex over summer. Good pay rates, loads of fun and working for zero waste – hard to find a better summer job than that! These jobs would be ideal for students home for the summer. You must be reliable and a hard worker, preferably with a passion for people and zero waste.  Work includes weekends and New Year period, immediate start until Feb (negotiable). 

Download an application form here and email it with a cover letter to katy@wastebusters.co.nz . Call Katy on 021 154 5511 with any questions.

Reuse Shop Customer Service- Wanaka

Students will be assisting customers, working in the shop, processing payments, and some minor merchandising work. 

Reuse Yard Customer Service – Wanaka

Students will be assisting customers, working in the yard, processing payments, selling second hand furniture & goods and delivering/collecting household goods.

You need to be fit and healthy as the role is primarily outdoors and involves lifting and moving second hand goods.

Recycle Processor and Reuse Shop Customer Service – Alexandra

Students will sort and process the recycling; items include plastics, card, paper and glass. You will also help customers with recycling drops offs and giving advice about what can be recycled.
Work will include time in the Reuse Shop, sorting materials for sale and providing customer service. You need to be physically fit and strong as lifting and carrying are key parts of the job. You will mainly work outdoors.

50% off Bokashi buckets

Want a convenient, easy and pretty much idiot-proof way to compost? Bokashi buckets and “zing” sawdust will help you get food waste out of your rubbish bin and turn it into a resource for your garden. Queenstown Lakes District Council will pay 50% of the start-up cost for Queenstown Lakes residents and rate-payers. So pop into Wanaka Wastebusters (or Shotover Garden Centre in Queenstown) and pick a starter kit up for $56. We’re open 9am-5pm every day.

For tips on how to use the Bokashi system, check out Dr Compost’s Youtube clip.

Making cents

Bottle driveYou know that bit on the back of the bottle about getting a 10c refund in South Australia? Well, there’s a new campaign to get a recycling refund system here in New Zealand too. The Great Kiwi Bottle Drive wants to bring back a 10c recycling refund for all beverage containers (including glass and plastic bottles, and cans).

We know that recycling refunds push up beverage container recycling rates to 85% (ours is currently 40%) and drastically reduce litter.

If you think it’s a good idea, sign the petition here.