Wastebusters needs you!

Our back yard recycling team is gearing up for the busy summer ahead so we are employing extra staff. Looking for people with a sense of humour and decent dance moves who enjoy helping people out and working with a team keen on zero waste. We need you to be available over the Xmas and New Year period.

If it sounds like you, pick up an application form from the Wastebusters shop or download one here. You can email your completed form to katy@wastebusters.co.nz or drop it back to the Wastebusters shop. Applications close 23rd November.

Email recycle@wastebusters.co.nz if you have any questions about the job.

Rethink, reduce, reuse, recycle and dance!

For anyone that hasn’t seen the new 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!

Container refunds for recycling – bring it on

Sign the petition for a container deposit-refund system in New Zealand here.

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.

Wastebusters AGM’s Thursday 29th Nov

What’s better than a Wastebusters AGM? Two Wastebusters AGM’s!!

Come along on Thursday 29th Nov in Cromwell

Friends of Wanaka Wastebusters AGM at 6pm

Wanaka Wastebusters Ltd AGM at 6.30pm

Venue: Cromwell & Districts Presbyterian Church

(Bannockburn Room) 10 Elspeth Street, Cromwell

Copies of the annual reports available at the meetings.