Hire HPR: Services and Rates

Prices effective March 1, 2022

We do our best to be affordable to any size event, and as transparent as possible with expected costs! Please contact us with any questions, or to discuss our support for multiple events.

The services and rates listed are subject to change. A proposal is associated with every offer of service. Custom quotes may be created on request, or for special circumstances.

For full details regarding our services at an event, and to request a proposal for services, please contact us using the “Contact HPR” page.


Event type Estimated attendance Waste Station Footprint
Basic 200 participants or fewer Compact
Small Up to 1,000 participants Compact
Standard 1,001 – 4,000 participants Somewhat dispersed
Large More than 4,000 participants Widely dispersed


  Basic event Small event Standard event Large event
Single day $150.00 $300.00 $450.00 $675.00 and up
Additional days $150.00 $200.00 $300.00 $475.00 and up
Materials charge, per day [1] Included $15.00 $25.00 $35.00
Post-event waste disposal [2] Included $30.00 $40.00 $50.00
Additional hours [3] $40.00 / hr $40.00 / hr $50.00 / hr $60.00 / hr
Additional travel time [3] $25.00 / hr $25.00 / hr $25.00 / hr $25.00 / hr


Services provided Basic event Small event Standard event Large event
Pre-event & post-event support (combined total) [4] Up to 2 hours Up to 2 hours Up to 3 hours Up to 4 hours
Event day on-site support [5] Up to 5 hours Up to 6 hours Up to 9 hours Up to 12 hours
Travel time to/from event Up to 2 hours Up to 2 hours Up to 3 hours Up to 4 hours
Paid staff (included in price) None None Up to one Up to two
Trailer / truck rental At cost At cost At cost At cost

[1]  The materials charge helps offset the cost of recycling non-standard items through TerraCycle Zero Waste Boxes.

[2]  Includes travel time and up to $10.00 in tip fees. Any extra fees will be included in the invoice. Compost tip fees generally $5.00/bag, recycling $3.00 per trip for single-stream, Styrofoam, and plastic bags at Recycle Ann Arbor. Basic events include disposal of up to 100 lbs. compostables and 100 lbs. recyclables for no additional charge.

[3]  Additional time beyond the amounts included in the package. Additional labor hours billed in 15-minute increments. Additional travel time billed in 30-minute increments.

[4]  Pre-event support: Zero Waste Plan and, as needed, recycling & composting arrangements, pick up rental truck/trailer, meetings, emails, phone calls, setup pre-event day.

Post-event support: Sustainability Report and, as needed, additional sorting and data collection, cleaning recyclables, return rented truck/trailer, takedown post-event day.

[5]  Event day support: waste station setup and takedown, managing Zero Waste team, waste stream sorting and data collection.


For events where HPR is supplying support staff rather than managing the ZW effort.

  Rate Onsite Hours [1] Admin. Fee
Jeff $500.00 / day Up to 12 hrs/day [2] $0
HPR Team Captain $20.00 / hr [3] Per event needs $100.00/day [4]
HPR staff member $15.00 / hr [3] Per event needs $50.00/day [4]

[1]  Pre-event planning and post-event processing billed as extra day, or by hour.

[2]  Additional hours at “a la carte” rates.

[3]  Hourly rates are billed in 15-minute increments.

[4]  Admin fee $0.00 if Jeff is onsite with the team members.

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