Sewing bee to make Ltd Edition Wanaka bags

DSC_1426 copyWastebusters is proud to support Plastic Bag Free Wanaka and their goal to make Wanaka plastic bag free by 2019. If you want to support them too, come to the Wanaka Bag Sewing Drive and help create fabulous Wanaka reusable bags. If you have any, bring your sewing machine, pins, thread and sharp scissors and (most importantly) bring something yummy to share. You don’t have to be a sewer, there are jobs for all.

Saturday 3rd September 1pm-4pm & Thursday 8th September 6pm-9pm.

Adam & Eve Bakery backroom, 54 Reece Crescent.

Contact Plastic Bag Free Wanaka Facebook page or email if you have any questions.

Love reuse and recycling?

DSC_3681 copyEnthusiastic, friendly, hardworking person wanted to receive, sort and sell reusable stuff in Wanaka Wastebusters busy yard. Must be able to work full-time, including Christmas – New Year period and be available weekends. You’ll need a clean driving license (including forklift license); electrical testing and e-waste dismantling experience an advantage.

Print an application form, fill it in and drop it in to the Wastebusters shop or email it to Find out more by reading the job description.


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_1871 Did 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.