Recipes from Fairytale Food Event

Evelyn smallEveryone who came to our Love Food Hate Waste event was treated to delicious creations like apple and sour cherry stove-top crumble with home-made yoghurt; and pumpkin, Jerusalem artichoke and caramelised onion winter salad, made from some of the most commonly wasted foods in NZ. Fedeli chef Evelyn Vallillee shared her tips to reduce waste in the kitchen like saving veggie off-cuts in the freezer for stock.

Download Evelyn’s recipes for vegetable stock, yoghurt and stove-top crumble.

Plastic Free July

produce bagsDid you know that we’re dumping a rubbish truck’s worth of plastic in the oceans every day? Plastic Free July is a great chance to see what plastic you can cut out of your life. You don’t have to be perfect, you just have to see what single use plastic you can live without. If it seems a bit too daunting, try life without the top 4: plastic bags, plastic bottles, take-away cups and plastic straws.


For all our holiday visitors, it can be hard to get your kerbside recycling out on the right day. Wastebusters recycling drop-off makes it easier to do the right thing.

Bring in your crate of household recycling any day between 9am and 5pm, and we’ll recycle it for just $1. Paper, cardboard, glass, cans, plastics 1-7 – we recycle it all. You’ll find us on the corner of Riverbank and Ballantyne Rd, Wanaka.

e-Cycle your devices

DSC_3681 copyDid you  know that electronic waste is the world’s fastest growing waste stream? Your old devices can contain valuable materials and potentially hazardous ones too. Wastebusters will recycle them safely and mine them for all the valuable metals inside.

We can take cellphones, laptops, tablets, computers, printers, computer accessories eg routers, keyboards, flat-screen TVs and flat-screen monitors (sorry we can’t recycle older TVs or monitors at the moment due to the very high cost). Cellphones are free, but charges apply to the other items to cover the cost of safe recycling, click here to see charges  for individual items.