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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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Kaikoura clean up

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

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Rejoice, reuse, recycle

Too much recycling for your kerbside bin? 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 funding. We’re open 9am-5pm, …more

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P** off plastic

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

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Origami star

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

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Wanted – Rhythm & Alps recycling crew

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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AGM coming up

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