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FREE Dr Compost workshops

January 30th, 2017

‘Winter Gardening’ workshop. Harvest through winter – fresher, cheaper vegetables with zero carbon miles, straight from your own garden. Wanaka: Wednesday 1st March, 6-8pm, St John’s Rooms, 4 Link Way Queenstown: Thursday 2nd March, 6-8pm, Shotover Garden Centre, 150 Frankton Ladies-Mile …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 over the festive season? 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 …more

Fair Go

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

Wanted – Rhythm & Alps recycling crew

December 9th, 2016

You don’t have to wear a frock, but you do have to have a sense of humour and be able to work hard! Wastebusters is looking for six  keen music-loving recyclers to work (yes, you get paid) at R&A 2016. You’ll …more

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