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Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is a chance to challenge yourself to give up single use plastic. There’s no such thing as failing – only learning – so don’t be afraid to have a go. You can sign up at the Plastic Free …more

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Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is a chance to challenge yourself to give up single use plastic. There’s no such thing as failing – only learning – so don’t be afraid to have a go. You can sign up at thePlastic Free …more

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Making cents

You know that bit on the back of the bottle about getting a 10c refund in South Australia? Well, there’s a new campaign to get a recycling refund system here in New Zealand too. The Great Kiwi Bottle Drive wants to bring …more

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It’s time…

We are proud to support Plastic Bag Free Wanaka in their campaign to make Wanaka plastic bag free by 2019. You can buy your very own Wanaka Bag in our shop, and at other outlets around town, for just $10. …more

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Bokashi subsidy – 50% off

Want a convenient, easy and pretty much idiot-proof way to compost? Bokashi buckets and “zing” sawdust will help you get food waste out of your rubbish bin and turn it into a resource for your garden. Queenstown Lakes District Council …more

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Join the Wasties crew

Have you got a Class 2 license or are keen to get one? Wastebusters in Wanaka is looking for fit, self-motivated, hardworking and friendly drivers to collect recycling from local businesses. A sense of humour and local knowledge is an …more

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Sew Love comes to Wastebusters

Wastebusters is really excited to be hosting the Sew Love repair caravan at our Wankaa recycling centre during the second week of the school holidays. For a small charge, the lovely and colourful Sarah offers clothing repairs on the spot …more

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Closed Good Friday and ANZAC morning

Wastebusters in Alexandra and Wanaka will be closed all of Good Friday (Friday 14th April) and on the morning of ANZAC day (Tuesday 25th April). We will open at 1pm on ANZAC Day. Our normal opening hours are 9am-5pm, seven days …more

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Teamleader wanted for Alexandra

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

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Dr Compost answers

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

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