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Demolition and Construction Waste Removal

Sorting construction waste

Building, construction, residential renovation and demolition waste makes up more than 80% of the waste going to Auckland region’s landfills. Since 2005, Junk Run’s construction waste removal has been part of the solution to help reduce this unsustainable statistic. We have built up extensive resource recovery and responsible recycler networks to ensure over 70%* of what we collect (* on average) is diverted away from landfill. We are award winning Sustainable Business Network members and are finalists in the 2019 “Going Circular Award”. We are also active members of the New Zealand Green Building Council.

We may love rubbish, but we hate waste. That’s why we are leading the change, tackling the way New Zealander’s think of – and deal with – waste. We do everything we can to reuse, repurpose and recycle unwanted construction and demolition waste. Furthermore, we try to encourage New Zealanders to consider more sustainable options than ordering a skip or hiring a bin. Choosing Junk Run is much easier and more cost effective – and reduces your environmental impact.

Managing Construction Waste Pick Ups

Construction bins lined up

There are options other than skips available for demolition and construction waste removal. The NZ construction industry’s “skip bin” mentality needs to change! Hand-sorting and separating items doesn’t cost much more than the traditional skip bin, but it does mean we can divert and rescue much more.

It also means your building team can continue their building work while we remove the waste. This reduces your health and safety risks from slips, trips, sprains and falls. That’s an important consideration for tricky waste removal jobs such as craning waste in and out multi-storey sites.  Not to mention, using using lifts for waste removal in tight CBD commercial locations or carrying waste out of shopping malls. We are experienced in all these areas and can provide practical, cost effective solutions.

Green Star Waste Removal Plans

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As industry leaders in this space we have developed bespoke in-house technology. This allows us to provide transparent reports detailing all the demolition and construction waste removed from your site. The reports provide weight and volume demolition and construction waste disposal information.

Each item is hand-sorted and separated, eliminating the guesswork. We detail accurately what we picked up and where the items ended up. Photographs of each load verify all our work. Green Star recognises our demolition and construction waste removal reports, which will help you maximise your Green Star waste minimisation and waste management credits.

We can also do a pre-project asset map of all the items that can be diverted and set up a practical waste management plan with your team. Then we can work with you through the project with regular reporting and meetings to ensure maximum waste diversion.

We can also do a demolition and construction waste removal tool-box talk with your on-site team, train your management staff or talk with your clients or consultants.

What happens to Construction Waste

Junk Run staff loading construction waste for recycling

We love finding smarter ways of reusing unwanted construction and demolition waste items, and we do just about anything we can to keep from adding to New Zealand’s landfill woes. This means every little thing that can be reused, is reused.  For example, we send construction and demolition items to be reused, or cardboard, timber, metals, glass and aggregate to be recycled.  In short, we work tirelessly to find a second or third life for your construction waste through our network of strategic partnerships with charities.

We are Akina Foundation certified.  Local and central government organisations have recognised us as sustainable waste management industry leaders.  For example, the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Business network have recognised our work to reduce environmental impacts. We are the only waste company with International ECO warranty ISO 14001 certification, and all our team are Health and Safety (Site Safe) and First Aid certified.

Bin the Skips

Covered Skip Bin on Auckland street.

Hiring a skip or flexibin might seem like the most affordable choice, but they come with hidden costs to you, the environment and the community.

  • We can get into tight spaces where skips cannot.

  • Expert teams who can load carefully to reduce the space used.

  • Expert sorting so we can maximise reallocation and recycling.

  • No wasted time ringing around and loading.

  • No ugly graffiti ridden eyesore on your site.

Health & Safety

Junk Run waste removal expert.

Keep your builders building, meet your health & safety responsibilities and let us take care of the waste removal.

Junk Run™ is New Zealand’s only independently audited ECO Certified waste removal company (ISO14000). All “Junk Runners” are qualified and certified with regular Health & Safety training and audits. All the team are site safe certified with all their own appropriate P.P.E. ACC slips, trips and falls are more common when your builders are loading skips.

Need help with your waste management?

Junk removers removing waste in Auckland.