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 and hard-working, with experience in customer service and selling second-hand goods. For more information, call […]

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 […]

Be part of the journey to zero waste

We are looking for Directors for the Wastebusters Board. This is a voluntary governance role with a three year term and involves monthly board meetings. Experience in marketing or strategic business development would be an advantage. Email if you’re keen to be part of the journey to zero waste, including a brief outline of […]

Wasties Ski and Snowboard Sale still on

Wasties giant ski and snowboard sale is still on. We’ve opened the ski container and have put nearly everything out so you can kit yourself out for the ski season. We still have some skis, snowboards and snowboard boots left, and have a range of ski boots, pants, jackets, gloves, hats, goggles and more, all […]

Reuse Customer Service Job

Does giving something a second life make you happy? Do you like showing things off to their best advantage? Wastebusters in Wanaka is looking for a customer service specialist to help find stuff a second home in our busy yard.  You’ll be fun, friendly and organised, with a passion for zero waste and working as part […]

Mr Manly – the Wastebusters cat

Meet Mr Manly, our new Wastebusters cat. Mr Manly is 10 years old and Queenstown Cat Rescue  helped rehome him. He is doing a great job of keeping down rats and mice, who were making the most of our catless status. He’s also a master of cuddles and even enjoys  getting his belly rubbed. Mr […]

Want to see waste reduction a priority? Your chance to have a say

Waste is growing in our district. Since May 2016, we’ve been sending glass picked up at the kerbside for recycling in Queenstown to landfill. Now Alexandra kerbside glass is going to landfill too. We need a bold vision to move towards zero waste. And we need to make sure that contracts for services are designed […]

Life without a bin workshop

We can’t wait to host Liam and Hannah from The Rubbish Trip. They’ll be sharing their tips for a life without a bin on Saturday 14th April, 2pm at the St John’s Rooms (4 Link Way). It’s free and you even get to enjoy delicious zero waste nibbles like bliss balls and home-made crackers and […]

Scissor Sisters save stuff from landfill

These lovely ladies are part of our crew of Scissor Sisters (aka the Cotton Rippers) who have been coming in to Wastebusters for 18 years to cut up cotton rags which we sell for all sorts of cleaning uses. If you need 100% cut cotton rags, you can buy a large bag full for only […]

Wanaka and Alex shop and recycling centres closed Good Friday

Our Wanaka and Alexandra Wastebusters shops and recycling centres will be closed on Good Friday.  But not everyone gets to stay home and eat hot cross buns – our dedicated recycling crew will be busy at Warbirds Over Wanaka picking up all the recycling and rubbish. The most commonly recycled item is disposable water bottles. Why not […]