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Easter opening hours

Wastebusters will be closed on Easter Friday so these crazy characters can get a sleep-in and enjoy some hot-cross buns with their families and friends. We’ll be open our normal hours (9am-5pm) during the rest of Easter, including Easter Sunday …more

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Upcycling

Upcycling is a great way to transform something past its best into a useful object. It’s also a great chance to talk to your children about reducing waste and making things last longer. T-shirt bags can be made with minimal …more

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Wasties Ski Sale

The Wastebusters giant ski & snowboard sale will be held on Saturday 4th May, starting at 9am. Preloved skis, snowboards, boots, jackets, pants, gloves, goggles and more – we’re aiming to get all our ski gear out on that day. …more

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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 …more

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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 …more

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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, …more

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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 …more

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Get gardening and composting with Dr Compost

Growing your own veggies is a great source of cheap, healthy and super-fresh food, and it can be a great way to reduce waste too. No more plastic packaging to take home, plus you can transform all your garden and …more

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Do you want to say goodbye to plastic bags?

The Government has proposed banning single use plastic bags – but they want to hear what you think. It’s not a done deal, so it’s well worth putting in a submission. You can do a submission in as little as …more

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Join the Wasties crew

Reuse Customer Service Sales Assistant. We have a full-time job in our Wanaka Yard and Store; receiving, sorting and selling stuff in our busy shop and yard (must be able to work weekends). You’ll be enthusiastic about zero waste, friendly …more

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