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 did an excellent job, and especially to Earth Sis […]

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 1st. Flick Bis an email asap on […]

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 person at the Wastebusters shop.    

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 working hard out every day collecting, sorting and […]

Get paid at Rhythm and Alps

Earn money over New Year and enjoy great music for free as part of the Wastebusters recycling crew for Rhythm and Alps. If you’re a hard worker with lots of energy, and you want a New Year to remember, email Bis now. Work from 30th Dec to 2nd Jan.

Craft night this Wednesday

Wednesday is the start of our seasonal craft night, and the winter theme is ever-popular blanket craft. We have a selection of gorgeous woolly blankets to cut up and turn into creative masterpieces. Make a hottie cover, create a quirky soft toy or snuggly tea cosy. All welcome, Wed 27th June at 6pm, ($5 donation) […]

Closed ANZAC Day morning

Wanaka Wastebusters will be closed on ANZAC Day morning.  We will open at 12:00pm on the day for shopping and recycling drop offs. Householders can use the after hours drop off for recyclables at any time.  

Next steps for Wastebusters Inc

At last year’s AGM members voted to divide Wastebusters into two parts; a company which does all the day to day business and a society which owns the shares. The rules of the society needed to be adapted. We’ve put a draft together for the members to consider. Have a look through and make sure […]

Personalise your own bag craft night

Creativity is a messy business and last night was no exception.  The table was full to overflowing with odds and ends, the choices were endless and the imaginations of my crafty crafters were bursting with inspiration. The most exciting aspect for me is the variety that all the different people and age groups bring to […]

Craft Night

This months craft night is a little bit different and very exciting, I have been having a bit of a cull in the shop and have lots of random bits and pieces at my disposal. for example – old dollies, pockets off clothes, lace, ties, buttons, broken bits of jewellery, scrap material, tin, satchels and […]