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$2 sale today only

May 8th, 2014

We’re swamped with great pants, jeans and trousers, so today only we’re having a $2 sale. Yep, any pair of pants, jeans and trousers is just $2 – the only exception is ski pants. So don’t delay, pop in today …more

Leave only tracks

April 16th, 2014

Ange (one of our Rhythm and Alps recycling crew) recently ran the 2014 Routeburn Classic in five hours with minimal impact. She made these shoes from bike tyres and we sponsored her with free gear from Wastebusters because we love …more

Hot builders recycle

April 16th, 2014

                                                                                             Hope our new construction recycling ad makes you giggle – thanks to Bex and to Clint from CBG Quality Construction for modelling for us. Clint is one of our original recyclers from the building industry …more


April 16th, 2014

The Wanaka Wastebusters ultimate op-shop and recycling centre is open 9am-5pm, every day. You’ll find everything you need, from duvets and heaters to cutlery and clothes. The little shop that doesn’t cost the earth is on the corner of Riverbank …more

No more TV recycling

April 16th, 2014

We are no longer accepting CRT TVs or CRT monitors at our RCN e-Cycle depots in Wanaka or Queenstown. Recycling them is just too expensive to make a user-pays collection viable. In Australia, the manufacturers and importers cover the recycling cost. …more

Sorting building waste

March 17th, 2014

What are the most common materials that builders recycle? Cardboard, metal and glass – from the after-work beers! Breen have been trialling recycling systems on their building sites. “You have to clean up anyway, so it’s not really any more …more

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