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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 fowwbusters@gmail.com if you’re …more

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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, …more

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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.  …more

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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 …more

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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 …more

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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 …more

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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 …more

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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 …more

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Recycling Truck Driver – based in Wanaka or Alex

Wastebusters is looking for a fit, self-motivated, friendly truck driver to collect recycling from businesses in Central Otago. If you’d like to be part of a great team, exercise while you get paid and work for zero waste, then this is the job …more

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Ask the Doctor….

Wanaka Workshops coming up this week at the St John’s Rooms, 4 Link Way Winter Gardening workshop  Wednesday 14th March, 6-8pm Harvest fresh, free veggies through the winter. Top crops & microclimates Easy Ways to Compost workshop   Wednesday 21st March, 6-8pm Find out …more

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