Our mission to “send waste to a better place” lies at the heart of everything Junk Run does –we divert at least 70% of everything we collect from landfill. No other waste management company in New Zealand even comes close. As Auckland’s most sustainable waste management company, we do everything we can to reuse, repurpose and recycle waste. For us, it’s a calling.
Waste reallocation & recycling
A key part of our work involves hand-sorting and separating all waste items on site. This ensures that everything is redirected to the most suitable recovery facility or recipient. We never stop trying until we find a home for anything that can be re-used, repurposed or recycled. It’s easy for any waste disposal company to make claims about how green they are. By contrast, our comprehensive and transparent reporting means Junk Run can prove it. We have accurate figures on the proportion of waste we collect that goes to charities and partners here in NZ (and overseas), other re-use, recycling, lastly, landfill.
Working with partners
Dealing with waste sustainably gives us the opportunity to not only help the environment, but also to contribute to communities. That is why we gift items that we collect to charities, community groups and social enterprises. Our long term strategic partnerships with not-for-profit organisations means they can count on us to deliver goods that are both useful and valuable to them.
OUR REALLOCATION PARTNERS
The people who help us make it happen.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for humanity and Junk Run have a unique partnership and have been working together for many years. Habitat provides a wonderful home building and renovation service to those desperately in need of appropriate shelter. We collect a wide range of building materials, such as cabinetry, fixtures and fitting from construction and demolition sites. Including brand new materials from building fit outs and new builds. Some of what we collect goes into building activities undertaken by the habitat team, such as running repairs and renovations for those in need of help. As well as that we deliver household furniture and good cross-purpose items from corporate office clear outs like tables and chairs, kitchen appliances, sofas and just about any junk that can be used again to wherever they are needed. These items all go towards raising funds through habitat’s Restore network that support their charitable activities.