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Event Recycling Bins

Event Recycling Bins 150 yr event July 2023We’re on a mission to help our community reduce waste at events. It can be tricky knowing where to start, or how to set up waste management systems that work. To help make it easy, we have event recycling bins with a trailer that can be hired for community events in the Hastings district.

Download our event recycling bin information sheet

What do you get?

You get a trailer to transport up to eight bins, bin signage and teardrop flags to help indicate where your bin stations are. The bin types available are: glass, recycling (plastic & cans), food scraps and rubbish. Recycling and rubbish bins are available in 120L and 240L sizes.

The options

We have three different hire options. All options require a $100 bond. Our team will help you throughout the booking process.

Option A
Option B
$100 (GST inc)
Option C
$250 (GST inc)

Return bins empty.

You’ll pick up the bins and trailer, take them to your event and bring them back. When you return them, you’ll be responsible for sorting your recycling. With this option you’ll pay for your rubbish disposal costs. 

*A $10 fee per food waste bin applies for this option. This covers the cost for a waste company to collect it from us for composting.

Return bins full.

You’ll pick up the bins and trailer, take them to your event and bring them back. When you return them, we’ll sort the recycling and rubbish.


Council delivers, picks up and sorts bins

We’ll deliver the bins to your event and pick them up when you’re finished. We’ll do all of the sorting of what you’ve collected too!

*This option is only available for events within normal urban areas of Hastings district.


Booking the bins

To book the bins, contact our Waste Minimisation Team via or call us on 06 871 5000 to check availability.

Once your dates have been confirmed, complete our Event Recycling Bins Hire Agreement here.


Collect the bins and trailer from Henderson Road Transfer Station, 121 Henderson Road, Flaxmere. Our staff will meet you at the agreed weekday collection time. You can return the bins and trailer anytime within opening hours (Monday-Saturday, 7.45am-4.30pm and Sunday 9.45am-4.30pm).

You can hire up to eight bins. As our aim is divert waste from landfill, you should hire more recycling and food scrap bins than rubbish bins. If you need more bins have a chat with us. There is no minimum number of bins.

Yes. The trailer has been designed just for these bins. It means you can transport them and the signage safely without risking spilling the bins on your journey.

This will depend on the contamination levels of what you’ve collected. If everything is clean, then yes, it’ll be sent off for recycling. If it’s too dirty and unable to be processed, we won’t be able to recycle it. We strongly recommend (if possible), having staff or volunteers stationed at the bins for the full duration of your event. This helps keep contamination rates low so that items can be recycled/composted. We will give you an information sheet for staff/volunteers about what can go in each bin.

We need at least two weeks’ notice for bookings. We recommend contacting us as soon as you know about your event, to secure the dates you need. Contact our team via for availability.

We may not be able to collect the bins that evening, but should be able to arrange collection the next suitable day.

Maximum hire is four days. We need to have them available for other groups to use.

The dimensions of the trailer are 1500mm wide x 3000mm length, with a 1500mm high cage. A 1, 7/8” tow ball is required. Vehicles towing the trailer will require a towbar with a tow rating of 2000kg or greater.

See NZTA’s guide to safe loading and towing for light vehicles

If you can’t get access to a tow bar, you’ll need to look at option C, where we deliver/collect the trailer for you.

Think about what types of waste/products will be at your event and what your goals are. Our team can help you choose the right bins for your event. Email

As long as the trailer and bins come back undamaged, yes. It can take a few days to process the refund.

The bond has been set up to cover any damage to the bins, trailer or signs. The service costs cover staff time and resources for sorting recycling and delivering/collecting the trailer.

No. We suggest groups check their organisation’s insurance policy, and recommend that your organisation has insurance to tow trailers, as domestic vehicle policies do not cover accidents whilst towing hire trailers. More detail on liability is in our ‘terms and conditions of hire’. More detail on liability is in our terms & conditions of hire.

Got a question we haven’t answered? Email

Event Recycling Bins Hire Agreement

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