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Wastebusters

Join the resource revolution at Wastebusters funky & sustainable reuse shop, where everyone finds something to love: designer clothes to jewellery, sports gear to active wear, books to frocks. There’s even a cat (Mr Manly) to snuggle beside the fire.

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From near-new designer clothing to collectable china, some amazing pieces are donated to Wastebusters every day by our generous community. You never know what you’re going to find but you can bet it's going to be a bargain. The best thing is that by shopping at Wastebusters, you’re shopping without waste and giving resources a second chance. 

Our community enterprise is famous for its love of zero waste and fun. We have two reuse and recycling centres, one in Wanaka and one an hour down the road in Alexandra. As well as running our huge reuse shops (a.k.a container courtyard in Alex), we collect and sort recycling with care so it will be a useful input into new products. We operate public recycling drop-offs at our sites where you can recycle a crate full of household recycling (glass, plastic, cans, paper and/or cardboard) for just $2 in Wanaka or for free in Alexandra. 

As a community enterprise, any money Wastebusters makes is spent on bringing zero waste closer to reality. We support local groups such as Plastic Bag Free Wanaka who are motivating our community to find alternatives to single use plastic. And we try and make big things happen, like bringing back 10 cent refunds in New Zealand for recycling drink bottles and cans, and shifting to a circular economy. 

So if you love stuff, and hate waste, come down, get inspired, have a chat and maybe find a treasure to take home. Wastebusters is open 9am - 5pm seven days (only closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac morning).

Physical Address

Corner Ballantyne Road and Riverbank Roads, Wanaka, New Zealand

Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday 9:00AM – 5:00PM
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