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Dr Compost is back

October 13th, 2016

Our composting guru, Dr Compost, can show you how to add fertility to your garden by composting your garden and kitchen waste. Keep your organic waste out of the landfill, where it can release methane, a climate change gas. Funded …more

Cardrona river clean-up

September 28th, 2016

Friends of Cardrona River are organising a clean-up day on Saturday November 5th. Meet at the gravel road near the river (past Wastebusters) on Ballantyne Rd at 9am. Bring gloves, sunhats and something to eat and drink. Love this local initiative …more

Imagination + upcycling

September 9th, 2016

What does every broken-down appliance dropped at Wastebusters dream of becoming? A raygun or Crystallion Fabriculator night light made by artist Sean Boyd. A free exhibition of his original sculptures is on now at Central Stories museum in Alexandra. If you …more

Hugh’s War on Waste

September 1st, 2016

Hugh’s War on Waste starts on Choice TV Thursday night at 8.25pm. Entertaining and upfront – this BBC programme changed the way big UK companies look at waste, including food waste and coffee cups. Donations to the biggest food share …more


September 1st, 2016

There will be a public litter pick-up around the lake-front for Keep NZ Beautiful week, organised by Don’t Chuck your Muck. Meet at the Yacht Club at 10.30am on Wed 14th Sept and help keep our town looking beautiful. A big …more

Pick up your Plastic Bag Free Wanaka gear from Wasties

August 26th, 2016

Wow, what an amazing community response to the Limited Edition Wanaka bag. Plastic Bag Free Wanaka raised over $6,500 and sold all 200 bags in just 10 days. We still have a few bags, bottles and cups that have been …more

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