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Teamleader wanted for Alexandra

March 7th, 2017

Wastebusters in Alexandra is looking for a customer service superstar who can successfully lead a team. You’ll need to be: • passionate about zero waste • team player and leader • a physically fit, jack of all trades Job will …more

Dr Compost answers your questions

January 30th, 2017

As Ben couldn’t be at the autumn workshops, he promised to answer any tricky questions that came up. If you have any other veggie gardening or composting questions, email him on drcompost@wanakawastebusters.co.nz Can I use raspberry canes in compost? Yes, …more

Kaikoura clean up

December 16th, 2016

Our 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 …more

Rejoice, reuse, recycle

December 16th, 2016

Too much recycling for your kerbside bin? 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, …more

P** off plastic

December 9th, 2016

We 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 …more

Origami star

December 9th, 2016

Want to make your own upcycled origami star? Find some pretty discarded paper (a matt finish works better than shiny paper) and cut a pentagon. You can use this template or watch this youtube clip. Then place your paper face down and follow …more

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