Diverting More than 70% of Construction and Demolition Waste from landfill
Building Sustainable Partnerships. Green Gorilla’s Construction and Demolition Waste Processing Facility diverts more than 70% of incoming construction and demolition waste from Auckland’s landfills. Our wood-chipping operation turns treated wood into biofuel and untreated wood into landscaping chip and animal bedding, plus a plasterboard processing plant separates gypsum for use in the horticultural and agricultural sectors.
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CAN YOU RECYCLE BUILDING WASTE?
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. This is where 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 to process industrial, construction and demolition waste to achieve greater than 70% diversion from landfill.
The plant is operated on a daily basis 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 required for your certifications, talk to us.
Click on these links to see what the reports look like:
Plasterboard waste recycling
Plasterboard is used extensively in the construction industry to build walls. Waste plasterboard can be collected by Green Gorilla as part of our waste service. The paper and gypsum content is separated at our waste facility.
Gypsum is a soft sulfate mineral and as a recycled by-product it is widely used as a fertilizer, compost or cement additive. Up to 100% of waste plasterboard can be recycled as gypsum and paper through our plant. We sell the recycled gypsum in bulk or 1-tonne bags.
Get a Gorilla Plasterboard Bag on your site today and help recycle waste.
Open your Trade Account on 09 636 2244
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 in recognition of 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.
DEALING WITH WASTE FROM AUCKLAND'S BUILDING BOOM
As landfills around the country continue to grow every year, major construction firms are doing their bit to reduce waste in the sector.
An RNZ Insight investigation by Teresa Cowie, has found even some of those in the building industry think it's time they were charged more to get rid of their waste.
Listen to the full report and watch the video featuring Graeme Bowkett of Green Gorilla discussing our gypsum recycling operation.