Event waste management
We all love community events, but they can generate a lot of waste. You can find out more about waste management and minimisation in our Rubbish and recycling section.
With planning, you'll be surprised how easy it is to reduce waste at your next event. Check out our how-to videos and brochures.
Working with our partner councils, we've produced the following brochures to support your event planning:
- Reducing waste at your event
- Event packaging guidelines for event organisers and food vendors in the Wellington region
We have the following available to borrow for free for your event:
- six sets of bin hoods to fit over 240L wheelie bins
- public litter bin covers to cover fixed street bins during your event
The wheelie bin hoods have bilingual labels and are colour coded.
Note that we don’t have wheelie bins for hire – contact Rubbish and recycling collectors to arrange these.
With effective planning and waste operations onsite, it's possible to divert more than 90 percent of your event’s waste from landfill. Kāpiti Coast District Council supports event organisers, stallholders, and food and drink vendors to reduce waste at events.
To do this, we run free event waste management workshops on a semi-regular basis; keep an eye on this page and our Upcoming events for new dates as they’re added.