Get your free composting workshop tickets today

The free Winter Veggie workshops and Easy Ways to Compost workshops are booking out fast, so don’t miss out. You can reserve a place through the Dr Compost Facebook page or the eventbrite website. If you want to be first to know about future workshops, email to get on the email list. You can also catch up with Dr Compost and get a personal prescription for vigorous vegetables, super soil or confident composting at his stall at the Queenstown Homeshow or the Wanaka A&P show. Happy gardening and composting.

Wanaka workshops (held at the St John’s Rooms, 4 Link Way)

Easy Ways to Compost, 6pm-8pm Wednesday 20th March

Winter Veggies, 6pm-8pm Wednesday 27th March

Queenstown workshops (held at the Sherwood, 554 Frankton Rd)

Easy Ways to Compost, 6pm-8pm Thursday 21st March

Winter Veggies, 6pm-8pm Thursday 4th April

The Dr Compost project is funded by QLDC and delivered by Wastebusters to reduce organic waste going to landfill.

Container refunds for recycling

Have you ever read the back of a bottle and seen that it’s worth 10c in South Australia? We are really keen to see a similar refund system for all drink bottles and cans in New Zealand.

Container deposit-refund systems lead to extremely high recycling rates (up to 99% in Germany) and extremely low contamination rates. They also achieve extremely low litter rates – after all, most of us will pick up 10c if we see it lying in the gutter. In Norway, 97% of all plastic bottles are recycled, 92% to such a high standard they are turned back into drink bottles.

RRR and dance!

For anyone that hasn’t seen the Wastebusters movie ad – here it is! Of course we’d still recommend a night out at Cinema Paradiso to see it in full-screen glory (and to enjoy a home-made cookie or ice-cream). A massive thanks to Rachel Erichsen and the DANCE OUT LOUD School of Dance crew who made us look more coordinated than we really are, to Joe Murdie from The Film Crew Ltd who stayed calm no matter what crazy ideas we came up with, and especially to the Wastebusters crew who made it all work. Love you all!