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Wash Against Waste

Community Hub

Wash Against Waste (WAW) Community Hub is a locally designed and built trailer. It's a great option to reduce single use waste at small events in and around Darwin/Palmerston and serves as an educational tool for the community.  


How it works

You can hire WAW Community Hub for a fee, please contact us to find out how much you'll need to pay. The money generated will be used for maintenance of the trailer, registration, insurance and support Waste Free NT initiatives to reduce landfill waste in the NT.

Your volunteers distribute clean items against a small fee, people return them, get a refund and WAW volunteers wash them.


The WAW trailer contains everything needed to service a small event; below is a list of exact quantities of equipment supplied.

You need to return all equipment clean, which includes tea towels and aprons. We have laundry liquid available if you need it.

How do you prevent loosing equipment?

We will charge you for lost dishes and equipment as they need to be replaced.

To control this cost we encourage you to educate everyone on site on the use of WAW. Please also remind people not to take anything home and to put reusable items into the washing tubs provided.

​What you need​

  • Volunteers and a WAW Coordinator (you will need around 3 to 4 volunteers if you expect 1-200 attendees).

  • A back up person to cover the coordinator role.

  • A safe, registered vehicle with Towbar to collect and return a trailer.

  • A site for the marquee and trestle table setup, minimum 3x3 metres plus extra space for the trailer. 

  • An electrical power point to supply 240V AC.

  • A mains tap that allows a hose connection. 

  • Somewhere to safely dispose of waste water.

Trailer Content​

Crockery & cutlery

  • 200 plates (stainless steel, double-walled)

  • 250 bowls (soup-type, stainless steel, double-walled)

  • 200 tumblers (880ml, stainless steel)

  • 25 mugs

  • 260 forks (stainless steel)

  • 200 spoons (stainless steel)

  • 230 knives (stainless steel)

  • 100 chopsticks (stainless steel)


  • iPad and Square Eftpos stand & reader (for payment)

  • 1 Marquee (black / 3x3 metres)

  • 2 trestle tables

  • brushes, sponges, gloves, grey water safe dishwashing liquid

  • 12 tea towels

  • 4 washbowls

  • 30l hot water urn

  • 1 dish rack

  • 2 food waste buckets

  • 2 tubs for return of dishes

  • Sign for dish returns

  • Food grade water hose

  • 20 m indoor/outdoor extension lead (tested and tagged)

  • 2 Promotion signs (A-frame)

  • First Aid Kit for Food Handling

The WAW Community Hub is a project of Waste Free NT and the Environment Centre NT

Thank You to our Sponsors​

Plastic Wise
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