Aotearoa’s first SUCfree Maccers?

Aotearoa’s first SUCfree Maccers?

A lot of people have been asking us what we think about the fast food giant McDonald’s coming to town, and for us, it’s pretty clear. Its reliance on single-use throwaway packaging is not good for our environment. In this year’s National Litter Audit carried out by...
AGM double billing!

AGM double billing!

On 27 November 2023, we’ll officially welcome Gina as our new general manager, say farewell to Tony, and highlight the incredible impact our community enterprise has made over the last financial year. Come along to the AGM of the Friends of Wānaka Wastebusters...
Zipper repair days

Zipper repair days

Join Wastebusters in the Wānaka shop this month for our zipper and patch repair events. Wastebusters ZIPPER repair days (funded by QLDC waste minimisation) Tuesday 21st June and Saturday 25th June 10am – 4pm Kate from Stitch ‘n Time and Claire from Fabricate...
Repair, it’s your right

Repair, it’s your right

At Wastebusters we think everyone should have the Right to Repair.  You can help make that a reality by signing the Repair Café Aotearoa New Zealand (RCANZ) petition to pass a Right to Repair law based on the best overseas examples. The petition calls for the Ministry...
Wastebusters to trial Tetra Pak recycling

Wastebusters to trial Tetra Pak recycling

From 1st January 2022, Wastebusters will start collecting Tetra Pak and similar liquid paperboard cartons as part of a 4 month recycling trial. We can provide this service because Tetra Pak is supporting a company called Saveboard to produce wallboards from recycled...

Reuse Customer Service Stars – Wanaka

Wastebusters is hiring new crew members for the Wanaka Shop. Have fun at work while you’re helping to reduce waste going to landfill and make our community more resourceful.  You’ll join our reuse team, receiving, sorting and selling second-hand stuff. Like the rest...