If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know we care a lot about the environment. Well, we care about people, too, which is why we support the Department of Corrections Release to Work Programme. It’s easy to be unsympathetic towards people who have committed crimes — “you...read more
Auckland is the place to be. The figures say so: During the past three years, our city’s population has ballooned by a massive 121,000 people — the size of Tauranga. Third most liveable city As Aucklanders, should we be thankful to live here? Sure: The ‘City of Sails’...read more
Auckland is growing at a massive rate. In fact, the way things are going, we could reach a population of two million in less than a decade. And, of course, with increased population, comes increased waste. Waste is … wasteful The more recyclable products consigned to...read more
After many years of planning and five years’ construction, the Waterview Tunnel will open to the public in April. In this post, we tell you a bit about the tunnel and look at what impact it is likely to have on Auckland traffic. Auckland crush Traffic congestion costs...read more
We all like to get the best ‘bang for our buck.’ That’s human nature. Think of those takeaway restaurants that let you fill your plate yourself. Have you seen diners cramming their plates so full that food falls off the sides? Though we're sure you're completely...read more
So, here we are: another new year. We’ve had a lot of fun writing this blog and hope you’ve found our ideas helpful. Anyway, to kick-off 2017, we thought we’d revisit some of our favourite posts related to waste disposal from 2016. Enjoy. Who said waste disposal was...read more
Christmas: the season for fun with friends and family, lots of food and…um, monumental waste. Just think of the rubbish bags you fill every Boxing Day. With this in mind, we’ve put our heads together to come up with some ideas to help us all be less wasteful this...read more
Experts say it all the time: A business’ greatest asset is its people. A cliché, we know, but clichés are often true, which is why we believe in staff training. The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) Recently, we secured funding from the TEC, which allows us to...read more
Andy and Susan Stuart started Pink Bins from scratch in 1998. Now, after nearly 20 years, the pair have decided to take life a little easier and hand over the reins to their son, Craig. Craig is now Pink Bins’ general manager. Janine Hutchings will take over as...read more
Join us in our commitment to recycling, the next time you have rubbish to dispose of hire a Pink Bins’ rubbish bin and we’ll take care of the rest.
How long can I keep my Pink Bin?
The maximum amount of time you can have your bin onsite is 4 days. In extreme cases we may allow 1-2 days extra but depends on demand at the time.
How and when do I pay for my Pink Bin?
You can pay by cash, Visa, or Mastercard upon delivery of the bin.
How high can I fill my Pink Bin?
The bin must not be filled above a line level with the top of the sides. The doors of the bin should also be able to close and shut properly.
Will the Pink Bins’ truck fit down my driveway?
Pink Bins’ trucks are 6 metres long, 2.3 metres wide and 2.8 metres high. They require approximately 2.5 metres driveway width. If you have a difficult site a Pink Bins’ representative will arrange a site visit prior to bin delivery. Please phone 0800746524.
What if nobody is home when my Pink Bin is delivered?
You will need to leave detailed instructions on where to place the bin. Payment must be received before delivery.
I don't have the space to leave a bin on-site?
We have a ‘Wait and Load’ service for garden and general rubbish in all regular pink bin sizes. A Pink Bins’ truck will deliver your Pink Bin and wait while you load it. The standard time for a ‘Wait and Load’ service is 30 minutes (extended time by arrangement). Prices are similar to regular bin hire but may vary depending on your location.
I would like a Pink Bin for garden rubbish only?
Pink Bins for garden rubbish only can be supplied at a discounted rate. Please note: the presence of any general or hardfill rubbish in garden rubbish bins will mean the general rubbish rate must be charged. Click here to find out more about our garden rubbish only bins.
Are you WINZ approved?
Yes, we are. Call us for a quote today.
What is the difference between general, hardfill, recyclable and green waste?
You can download a PDF file explaining the difference between general, hardfill, recyclable, and green waste rubbish.
Can green waste be mixed with general rubbish?
Yes, we separate green waste and general rubbish at our Manukau recycling plant.
What if I have a mixture of hard fill rubbish and general rubbish?
This is classified as a mixed bin. There is no weight limit for such a bin but there are only two sizes available (because of the potential weight). If you have any questions, please discuss with the Pink Bins Office prior to loading your Pink Bin. Click here to find out about our mixed bin for general and hardfill waste.
What are Pink Bins terms and conditions?
You can download a PDF file explaining our terms and conditions.
What do I do with hazardous chemicals?
Hazardous waste cannot be placed into your Pink Bin. For details on disposal of hazardous chemicals and waste, contact your local council, or go to www.hazmobile.govt.nz for information on collection services.
What is the Government landfill levy?
The Government charges a levy of $10.00 per ton of waste sent to landfill. To cover this levy and its associated administrative costs, Pink Bins must charge a fee of $15 including GST, per bin of landfill waste.
What is the purpose of the Government landfill levy?
- To raise revenue to promote and achieve waste minimisation.
- Increase the cost of waste disposal to recognise the costs of waste on the environment, society and the economy.
- Provide an economic incentive to change behaviour and reduce the amount of waste generated.