Diverting More than 70% of Construction and Demolition Waste from landfill
From a single construction waste skip bin through to complex multiple waste collection services for large construction projects. We have the machinery, experience and recycling centre to get your waste diverted from landfills.
In Auckland, construction and demolition produce nearly 570,000 tonnes of waste a year, roughly half the entire landfill volume and equivalent to 23,155 shipping containers of rubbish.
Green Gorilla’s Construction and Demolition Waste Processing Facility diverts more than 70% of incoming construction and demolition waste from Auckland’s landfills.
Building Waste in landfills is Auckland's embarrassment but who has actually created amazing solutions?
This short Ministry of the Environment video of our Construction and Demolition Waste Processing Facility presents an overview of the building waste recycling available to Auckland construction companies.
EACH MONTH APPROX 10,000 TONNE OF WASTE COMES TO US FOR PROCESSING
The uptake of green building techniques in the construction industry has helped better manage the number of waste materials. However, it still creates large amounts of waste that can be recycled and diverted from New Zealand landfill. Our specialist waste processing facility is a vital link in processing to reduce landfill and create recycled by-products.
Within our gorilla-sized 3,000m² building, we operate large scale mechanical and manual sort lines. It's here we process industrial, construction and demolition waste to achieve greater than 70% diversion from landfill.
The plant operates daily to process incoming waste material. The recovered product is shipped out continuously to nearby users or further processed at our facility. Let's get your waste through our facility for better sustainable outcomes.
Call us on 09 636 2244
Green Star and Homestar Reporting
Green Star is an internationally recognised rating system for the design, construction and operation of commercial buildings and fit-out.
Homestar assesses a house, apartment or multi-unit development against several categories, including energy, health and comfort; water waste and materials.
When your business requires reporting and expert advice needed for your certifications, talk to us.
Click on these links to see what the reports look like:
GREEN STAR SPONSORSHIP
We are incredibly proud to announce our sponsorship of Green Star.
What is Green Star?
It is a rating system created by the New Zealand Green Building Council that scores a building's performance and environmental impact. Green Star assesses the critical elements of a project's sustainability across key categories. Each category includes a benchmark for a lower-carbon, healthy project. Points are awarded for successfully meeting these criteria. The total number of points awarded decides the final Green Star rating.
Green Star ratings are available for every commercial building type;
from schools and hospitals to office buildings, shopping centres, and industrial warehouses.
Plasterboard waste recycling
Green Gorilla collects waste plasterboard as part of our waste service. Our waste facility separates the paper and gypsum content and recycles each material.
Gypsum is a soft sulfate mineral. As a recycled by-product, gypsum is a valuable additive to fertilizer, compost or cement. Your waste plasterboard is processed through our facility to become recycled gypsum and paper.
Get a Gorilla Plasterboard Bag on your site today and divert your plasterboard going to the landfill.
Open your Trade Account on 09 636 2244
IS PLASTERBOARD HAZARDOUS WASTE?
In many countries, including the UK, plasterboard is classified as hazardous waste and must be specially disposed of or recycled ♻️
Currently, New Zealand allows plasterboard to be dumped straight to landfill.
If you’re running a commercial construction or renovation project and need to dispose of larger quantities of plasterboard, we can help. We’ll supply bags and collect waste plasterboard from your site to be recycled at our Onehunga site.
FLETCHER LIVING SUSTAINABLE HOMES
After reviewing waste contractors, the Fletcher Living team chose Green Gorilla for their Auckland-based residential construction sites. Green Gorilla have a 70% diversion rate - saving Auckland some 75,000 tonnes annually from going to landfill. We also share their passion for separating waste and recycling.
Did you know that plasterboard offcuts are 100% recyclable? The gypsum gets ground up and is used for fertiliser, compost or as a cement additive. So now Green Gorilla collect all Fletcher Living plasterboard from every house lot in special bags and take them away to be recycled. Fletcher Living untreated wood offcuts are also chipped up and find their way landscapers for gardens or to farmers for animal bedding.
READ THE COMPLETE STORY ON THE FLETCHER LIVING BLOG
WOOD WASTE RECYCLING
Green Gorilla's waste processing plant separates timber from construction and demolition waste.
Treated timber waste is chipped for bio-fuel to replace coal at the Golden Bay Cement works near Whangarei. In 2012, Golden Bay Cement won the prestigious EECA Renewable Energy award to recognise the innovative use of waste wood material which reduced CO2 emissions by 58,000 tonnes.
Untreated timber waste is chipped for either colourised or plain landscaping chip or sold as animal bedding and sold in bulk to businesses.
6 ways construction waste impacts Auckland
The impacts of Auckland construction waste vary from economic to environmental. Our list is designed to help Auckland builders consider the outcomes of their construction waste.
DEALING WITH WASTE FROM AUCKLAND'S BUILDING BOOM
As landfills countrywide continue to grow every year, major construction firms are doing their bit to reduce waste in the sector.
Some of those in the building industry believe an increase in landfill charges is due. Teresa Cowie, RNZ Insight investigates.
Listen to the full report and watch the video featuring Graeme Bowkett of Green Gorilla discussing our gypsum recycling operation.