Community recycler Wastebusters set to close

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It’s been the facilitator, educator and champion of recycling in the district over the last 24 years, but economic conditions has forced Wastebusters to make the decision to close its doors for good.
The green waste operation and shop at the McNally Street site will close on September 28 and the entire operation will shut down at the end of October.
On-farm recycling, a successful and expanding service that Wastebusters has offered for the last four years, and is the backbone of the current operation, will end on August 31.
Three full time and three part time jobs will be lost as a result of the decision.
Wastebusters manager Sharon Breakwell said the dramatic drop off in the price of recycled materials and the uncertainty in the market had forced Ashburton Wastebusters Trust to make the “very difficult” decision to close.
“The reality for us has been that everything that comes through our gates needs to make money when it goes out again. It is the only way we have been able to survive and break even.”
Full story in Ashburton Courier on August 16.