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Bokashi joy

March 4th, 2015

QLDC have rejigged the subsidies they’re offering on composting systems to better suit our climate. We’re delighted that QLDC is currently subsidising 50 percent off Bokashi buckets starter kits. You’ll only pay $53 for a starter kit (if you live in …more

Poet no longer in residence

March 2nd, 2015

Sadly we’ve said goodbye to David Merritt, who has driven off in his 1964 Landrover to take poetry to new corners of our country. Thanks for the inspiration to take up a pen or a computer and write down some …more

Poet in residence

February 20th, 2015

Wanaka 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 …more

Dr Compost Free Autumn Workshops

February 11th, 2015

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 …more

Leaping into the New Year

January 19th, 2015

The Wanaka Wastebusters crew have been up to their elbows in recycling and reuse goods over New Year and January. Not that we’re complaining – we love the hustle and bustle of summer. Recycling has been flooding in, with many …more

Appliance recycling

December 15th, 2014

Did you know we dismantle most large appliances on-site for recycling and reuse? 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 …more

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