How to Bokashi with Dr Compost

Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 11.02.12 amClick here to watch Dr Compost’s YouTube clip on Bokashi

Find out how to use the Bokashi bucket fermentation system to compost your food waste.

QLDC 2-for-1 subsidy now available at Wanaka Wastebusters and Shotover Garden Centre (rate-payers & residents)

Snow gear out

skigear copyWinter is coming. It’s not the wildlings at the gate, but bargain-hunters looking for skis, snowboards, boots and clothing. And luckily for them, there are lots of bargains to be had as we’re restocking the shelves regularly. You’ll find skis, poles, snowboards, ski boots and snowboard boots in the yard. And inside the shop is a range of ski jackets, puffers, ski and board pants. Open 9am-5pm, 7 days.

Successful Apple Drive

20160403_103843 (1) copyThe Great Autumn Apple Drive and Local Food Fair organised by Local Food Wanaka drew together over 130 people to chop, mulch, juice and learn. Around a tonne of apples were made into juice and chutney – most of which would have rotted on the ground otherwise.

The workshops were very popular too – and it was a great community celebration of the harvest. A huge thanks to all the workshop presenters who donated their time and to Rippon for the beautiful venue.

Polystyrene recycling

What’s an iceberg doing in Wanaka? No iceberg here, it’s part of a loadout of 2.2 tonnes of polystrene we sent off to be recycled this month. We’re one of the few recyclers who handle polystyrene, and we’ve got a special machine which crushes and compresses it by 40 times.

We don’t make money on it – but we do it to reduce waste going to landfill. This load out was the equivalent of 4400 fish boxes – so you can see why we make the effort! iceberg small