Leaping into the New Year

20150112_151320 (3) (640x480)The Wanaka Wastebusters crew have been up to their elbows in recycling and reuse goods over New Year and January. Not that we’re complaining – we love the hustle and bustle of summer. Recycling has been flooding in, with many locals dropping off a bin of household recycling for just $1. The shop is packed with exciting newly donated goods. We’re open 9am-5pm every day, corner of Ballantyne and Riverbank Rds.

Wanaka Wastebusters makes a surplus

20141201_143011 (2) (640x480)Wanaka Wastebusters Ltd reported at the AGM that it has made a small surplus for 2013/14. Read about it in our press release.

The Friends of Wanaka Wastebusters (FoWW) committee was elected: Rachel Brown (chair), Jo McArthur, Tim Wardell and Maggie Lawton. A big thanks to all our voluntary Board and FoWW comittee members for all their work and support.

Hard times in Alex

TVTB Alexandra Ross & SueCentral Otago Wastebusters in Alexandra is going through some hard financial times – kia kaha. Read about it in the ODT.

We’re meeting next week about how Wanaka Wastebusters has managed to stay in a strong financial position. Community enterprise adds so much; we hope Alex will get behind them the way Wanaka has for us.

Appliance recycling

Did you know we dismantle most large appliances on-site for recycling and reuse? It’s a good feeling to leave your old oven or washing machine with us and know that the materials will be made into something new. We charge $5-$15 per appliance, depending on the size. Click here for the full price list.

All the metal is recycled, except for the washing machines cylinders which we sell as braziers. ┬áThe only appliances which we can’t recycle are fridges and freezers because of the high cost of degassing them responsibly.DSC00031 (640x480)