Construction and Demolition
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 amount 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 75% diversion from landfill.
The plant is operated on a daily basis to process incoming waste material. Recovered product is shipped out continuously to nearby users or further processed at our facility.
An integrated dust extraction system is installed to ensure that a healthy working environment is maintained and that we comply with all applicable resource consents.
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.
There are two stages to a Homestar rating:
- Design – this rating assesses the full and final plans.
- Build – this rating occurs after a homes is constructed. It certifies that the features in the design rating have been fully implemented.
Green Gorilla can provide you with all the reporting and expert advice required for your certifications.
For more information about Green Star and Homestar CLICK HERE.
Plasterboard waste recycled into gypsum
Plasterboard is used extensively in the construction industry to build walls. Waste plasterboard is collected by Green Gorilla as part of our waste management 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. It's also used as the main constituent in many forms of plaster, blackboard chalk and plasterboard. Up to 100% of waste plasterboard can be recycled as gypsum and paper through our plant.
The dedicated clean air extraction system collects fine particles of gypsum during the recycling process and returns them to the recycled gypsum collection system.
Get a Gorilla Plasterboard Bag on site for plasterboard waste ORDER HERE.