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How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Skip Bag?

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Skip Bag?

Pink Bins has been in the waste management biz since 2005, so it’s safe to say that we know the industry, and we have a pretty good idea of what Kiwis just like you are looking for when it comes to their waste management needs. These days, if you’re looking for an...

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The Alternative To Skip Hire: Rubbish Removal

The Alternative To Skip Hire: Rubbish Removal

Got junk in your trunk? How about junk in your house, backyard, or job site? No worries! If you’re wondering what to do with all of your junk, and you can’t be bothered making a million trips to the dump, the good news is that you’ve got options!  We’re Pink Bins, you...

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How To Solve Our Food Waste Problem

How To Solve Our Food Waste Problem

Have you heard the news?! Auckland Council is rolling out food waste bins as we speak! Green waste and food scraps that end up in landfills produce methane and CO2, both of which are harmful greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. As if that wasn’t bad...

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Which Skip Bin Size Should I Choose?

Which Skip Bin Size Should I Choose?

Aw s#*t, you’ve got the wrong skip! Thankfully, skip bins come in all sorts of different shapes* and sizes, so this little whoops can be avoided in the future, so long as you know which skip bin size is right for you, and your waste. With the government’s national...

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Where To Hire Portaloo In Auckland

Where To Hire Portaloo In Auckland

The dunny, the potty, the bog, the sh*!#er. Whatever you call it, we all use it, and we all know that when you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go.  You might think of Pink Bins as that company with the bright pink skips, and while that’s true, and we do offer skip bins...

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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 for information on collection services.

What is the Government landfill levy?

The Government charges a levy of $20.00+gst per tonne of waste sent to landfill. This will be increasing to $60+gst per tonne by 2024

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.

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