Jobs, jobs, jobs

We’re looking for enthusiastic, friendly, hardworking people with a sense of humour to join the Wasties crew!

Back yard recycling team – processing

Short-term and long-term staff wanted to help sort and process recycling to high quality standards. Part-time and full-time positions are available.

Recycling Truck Drivers – Wanaka & Alexandra

Fit, self-motivated and friendly drivers wanted to collect recycling from local businesses in Central Otago. Local knowledge is an advantage.

You’ll have a Class 2 license or you’ll be an experienced driver dreaming of moving up to a bigger truck. Full training and support available. Full-time or part-time, can be seasonal.

For more info, call Bis 027 322 9675 or email

How to apply for a job with us

If one of these jobs sounds like you, print this application form and email it with a cover letter to or drop it into our Alex or Wanaka shop. You can also pick up a printed copy of the application form from our shops.

(The Wastebusters shops are open 9am-5pm, seven days. Find us here). 

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.

Honey wraps

What could be nicer than doing a bit of craft on a wintery afternoon? How about making your own honey wraps and never having to use glad wrap again? Plastic Bag Free Wanaka have written down the instructions to make your own Honey Wraps for anyone that missed the recent workshops. All you need is organic beeswax, coconut oil and 100% cotton off-cuts – and some kitchen implements – to whip up your own fabulous reusable wraps. Here’s how….