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Resourceful Communities survey

Resourceful Communities survey

Wastebusters has just released a new study of barriers to waste reduction and reuse in Central Otago, revealing people are deeply concerned about their environmental impact. It’s now the social norm to carry our own bag and bottle, and more than 50% of us take...
Waste free inspiration at annual fair

Waste free inspiration at annual fair

Plastic Free July is on and the annual Waste Free Fair is back! After a hugely successful event last year, Wanaka’s Waste Free Fair will return on Sunday July 14. Co-hosted by Wastebusters and Plastic Free Wanaka, the event is held in the middle of Plastic Free July...
Recycling in the Rippon sun

Recycling in the Rippon sun

Rippon ’14 went off without a hitch and lots of Kiwi music was loved by all. The Wanaka Wastebusters crew had a great day, and really appreciated all the shout-outs from the main stage and the positive culture around recycling. Thanks to all our volunteers who...
Help us keep Rippon beautiful

Help us keep Rippon beautiful

We have an amazing volunteer opportunity to be part of the Wastebusters recycling and rubbish crew for Rippon – 5 hour afternoon or evening shift, the rest of the time is yours to enjoy the fab Kiwi line-up and sunshine. Free ticket for the whole day, Sat Feb...
A moonshiners delight!

A moonshiners delight!

Essencia express Reflux Still and glass carboy on silent auction in the shop.   The perfect thing for the home brewer.  These stills retail for $675 new. You can read all about how it works here.. Auction ends 12:00pm on Sunday 19th January.  Bids can be made in...

Recycling more than ever this summer

Wow!  What a busy few weeks we’ve had at Wanaka Wastebusters.  With the usual influx of holiday makers to Wanaka topped up by almost 10,000 Rhythm and Alps attendees our recycling volumes are up around 20% on last year and still going up!  The team has been...