Poet in residence

DSC_3482-2Wanaka Wastebusters is very happy to be hosting our very first poet in residence – David Merritt. He’ll be here creating poetry books at Wanaka Wastebusters from salvaged materials from Monday 23rd Feb – Sat 28th Feb. Come and say hi, bring your kids who love words to meet him.

David’s visit will culminate with an Outspoken Festival performance on Sat 28th Feb, 7.30pm, here at Wastebusters. Tickets $20 (adults) from our shop or Outspoken ticket outlets, $25 on the door.

 

Dr Compost’s Free Autumn Workshops

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Get Growing:  Harvest vegetables through the winter – best crops, cloches, when to plant

Tuesday 24th Feb. 6-8pm, Shotover Garden Centre, 150 Frankton Ladies-Mile Highway (SH6)

Get Composting: No smell, no fuss composting solutions – bokashi, worms, traditional composting

Tuesday 3rd March. 6-8pm, Shotover Garden Centre, 150 Frankton Ladies-Mile Highway (SH6)

Wanaka Workshops

Get Growing:  Harvest vegetables through the winter – best crops, cloches and growing under cover, when to plant

Tuesday 17th March. 6-8pm, Aspiring Beginnings, 120 Warren St

Get Composting: No smell, no fuss composting solutions – bokashi, worms, traditional composting

Tues 24th March. 6-8pm, Aspiring Beginnings, 120 Warren St

Events

Dr Compost will be at the Queenstown Home Show (Feb27-Mar1) and the Wanaka A&P Show (Mar 14-15) to give composting and gardening advice.

The Dr Compost home-composting project is funded by QLDC to reduce food and garden waste going to landfill, where decomposition can release methane.

Wastebusters makes 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.

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.  The only appliances which we can’t recycle are fridges and freezers because of the high cost of degassing them responsibly.DSC00031 (640x480)