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April 20th, 2018

Waste is growing in our district. Since May 2016, we’ve been sending glass picked up at the kerbside for recycling in Queenstown to landfill. Now Alexandra kerbside glass is going to landfill too because it is contaminated with cardboard, plastics …more

Life without a bin workshop

April 4th, 2018

We can’t wait to host Liam and Hannah from The Rubbish Trip. They’ll be sharing their tips for a life without a bin on Saturday 14th April, 2pm at the St John’s Rooms (4 Link Way). It’s free and you …more

Scissor Sisters save stuff from landfill

March 29th, 2018

These lovely ladies are part of our crew of Scissor Sisters (aka the Cotton Rippers) who have been coming in to Wastebusters for 18 years to cut up cotton rags which we sell for all sorts of cleaning uses. If …more

Wanaka and Alex shop and recycling centres closed Good Friday

March 29th, 2018

Our Wanaka and Alexandra Wastebusters shops and recycling centres will be closed on Good Friday.  But not everyone gets to stay home and eat hot cross buns – our dedicated recycling crew will be busy at Warbirds Over Wanaka picking up all …more

Recycling Truck Driver – based in Wanaka or Alex

March 12th, 2018

Wastebusters is looking for a fit, self-motivated, friendly truck driver to collect recycling from businesses in Central Otago. If you’d like to be part of a great team, exercise while you get paid and work for zero waste, then this is the job …more

Ask the Doctor….

February 19th, 2018

Wanaka Workshops coming up this week at the St John’s Rooms, 4 Link Way Winter Gardening workshop  Wednesday 14th March, 6-8pm Harvest fresh, free veggies through the winter. Top crops & microclimates Easy Ways to Compost workshop   Wednesday 21st March, 6-8pm Find out …more

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