We’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 an event recycling trailer that can be hired for community events in the Hastings district.
The trailer comes with 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 waste and rubbish. Choose any eight bins to suit your event. Bins are available in 120L and 240L sizes.
We have three different hire options. All options require a $100 bond. Our team will help you throughout the booking process.
$100 (GST inc)
$250 (GST inc)
Return bins empty.
Return bins full.
Council delivers, picks up and sorts bins
This option is only available for events within normal urban areas of Hastings district.
To book the trailer, contact our Waste Minimisation Team via firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 06 871 5000 to check availability.
Once your dates have been confirmed, complete our Event Recycling Trailer Hire Agreement here.
Collect the trailer and bins from Henderson Road Transfer Station, 121 Henderson Road, Flaxmere. Our staff will meet you at the agreed weekday collection time. You can return the trailer anytime within opening hours (Mon – Sat, 7.45am - 4.30pm and Sunday 9.45am - 4.30pm).
There is no minimum number of bins. Hire includes a maximum of eight bins, including a maximum of three rubbish bins, as this is the capacity of the trailer. Extra bins available by negotiation.
Yes you do. 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 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 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 email@example.com for availability.
We may not be able to collect the bin 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 the delivery option C, where we bring/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 assist, to help you choose the right bins for your event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 trailer, bins 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 & conditions of hire.
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