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 processes treated wood into biofuel and untreated wood into landscaping chip and animal bedding. The plasterboard processing plant separates gypsum for use in the horticultural and agricultural sectors.
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. 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:
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
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.
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.