FREE Dr Compost workshops

DSC_3357 copy‘Winter Gardening’ workshop.

Harvest through winter – fresher, cheaper vegetables with zero carbon miles, straight from your own garden.

Wanaka: Wednesday 1st March, 6-8pm, St John’s Rooms, 4 Link Way

Queenstown: Thursday 2nd March, 6-8pm, Shotover Garden Centre, 150 Frankton Ladies-Mile Highway.

‘Easy ways to Compost’ workshop

Dr Compost will help you find the easiest way to compost your pesky food scraps and grass clippings. Easy for you, better for the planet, fabulous for your garden.

Wanaka: Wednesday 8th March, 6-8pm, St John’s Rooms, 4 Link Way

Queenstown: Thursday 9th March, 6-8pm, Shotover Garden Centre, 150 Frankton Ladies-Mile Highway.

Dr Compost (aka Ben Elms) has over two decades of gardening and composting in our harsh Central Otago climate. Dr Compost workshops are free to attend and no registration is necessary, just turn up on the day with all your burning questions.

QLDC funds the Dr Compost programme to reduce organic waste to landfill and it is delivered by Wanaka Wastebusters. Call Gina on 027 443 7116 if you need more information. 

Fair Go

fairgoWe loved this Fair Go special on plastic waste (and no, not just because we were in it!) Plastic sneaks into every corner of our lives, and the impact it has on our rivers and oceans  is scary. Choosing not to use single-use plastic is one big step you can take to reduce plastic in our environment.

Rejoice, reuse, recycle

dsc_4667-copyToo much recycling for your kerbside bin over the festive season? Bring it down to us at Wastebusters  – it costs just $1 in Wanaka for a crate of household recycling (and it’s free in Alexandra – thanks to CODC funding). We’re open 9am-5pm, all summer long.

Don’t forget to have a browse in our massive op shop while you’re here, you never know what you’ll find. We’re on the corner of Ballantyne Rd and Riverbank Rd in Wanaka or at the end of Boundary Rd in Alexandra.

Kaikoura clean up

iwkOur buddies in Kaikoura, Innovative Waste Kaikoura, are responsible for dealing with all the waste in their town. Like us, they’re a community recycling enterprise which is committed to zero waste, and normally they divert about 75% of the town’s waste from landfill. They now have a massive job cleaning up after the earthquake and making sure as much as possible can be reused and recycled. If you want to help, you can make a donation at their Give a Little page. Kia kaha IWK.