Recycling Centres

Recycling Centres in Our District

Wakatipu Recycling Centre


Wastebusters Recycling Centre

More info: Visit the Wastebusters Website


Wastebusters is located on the corner of Ballantyne Rd and Riverbank Rd. Click here to view it on Google Maps.

The recycling centre and reuse shop opening hours are 9am - 5pm, seven days (closed on Christmas Day, Easter Friday and the morning of ANZAC day).

Wastebusters is a community enterprise which uses any profits to support the community and minimise waste.

→ Visit the Wastebusters website for full information

You can drop off the following recycling (a small fee may apply):

  • Cardboard and paper
  • Plastics bottles and containers #1, #2 and #5
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Tins and cans
  • Computer equipment and electronic waste (ring to arrange)
  • Reusable glass bottles (Emersons, Green Man, Speights/ABC swappa-crate)
  • Used engine oil
  • Scrap metal
  • Batteries including car batteries
  • Printer cartridges
  • Construction and demolition materials such as gib board, metals, surplus
  • materials, fixtures and fittings and much more
  • Eco light bulbs
  • Expanded white polystyrene
  • Clear film (shrink wrap)


Recycling Electronics

Wastebusters recycles old computers and other electronic equipment including cellphones. A charge applies to cover the cost of safe electronics recycling. Cellphones are free to recycle.

See a full list of electronics charges on the Wastebusters website.

Please note that CRT televisions can no longer be recycled at either Wanaka or Queenstown centres.


Does the Wanaka Wastebusters Recycling Centre have a re-use shop?

Yes! The Wastebusters Reuse Store accepts items that are in working order and good condition for resale. Items for sale include second hand goods such as furniture, bedding, clothes, electrical items, books, building materials and sports equipment. They offer a free pick-up service for donations of large household goods and furniture, call (03) 443 8606 extension 2.

wastebusters shop


Wanaka Wastebusters Business and Events Recycling

Wastebusters runs business collection services in the Upper Clutha and provide event recycling services district-wide. Their events team can look after the entire waste stream from recycling through to rubbish and food waste to minimise the amount of waste going to landfill.

Phone Wastebusters on 03 443 8606 ex 5 to discuss your business or events recycling options or check out website