Well we know many of you were busy over the Christmas holiday period having a big clean-out because at Wastebusters it was manic! Thank you for your patience on those big days when you had to wait in a queue to off-load your stuff. A lot of people have gone back to work now and things are a bit quieter.
We encourage you to bring your unwanted or updated gifts to our shop, Mahu Mall to recycle them and give someone else the pleasure of owning them. Or come and have a browse - you may find just what you're looking for - from furniture to household or garden items.
We especially encourage you to drop off your e-waste: old computers, phones, photo-copiers, TVs etc. There is a small charge for this, but it is highly important these are disposed of properly because they can contain hazardous materials which need special treatments in order to keep the process of recycling environmentally friendly. They can also contain valuable minerals like gold. At Wastebusters we send e-waste down to Abilities in Auckland who do a thorough and proper job of dis-assembly, Abilities is a non-profit, incorporated society dedicated to enriching the lives of people with disabilities through meaningful work. Abilities are holders of a Basel Permit to export printed circuit boards to Japan for processing to extract the precious metals. This reduces the dependency on under ground mining for the same resources.
So come on down to Wastebusters with your e-waste. At Lawrie Rd we're open Thursday to Sunday, and at Rustybrook in Wellsford we're open Wednesday and Saturday.
We're devoted to zero waste, and have wonderful local, wastebusters like Trish Allen, who will be sharing tips on reducing waste and keeping you up to date with what is happening at our Lawrie and Rustrybrook Road sites.