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Fully committed to environmental sustainability

Let's not throw our future away with our waste.

Reuse and recycling depot drop off.

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

Junk Run team member meeting with a waste reallocation partner.

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

Junk Run waste removal trucks outside Hospice in Auckland.

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 logo
Auckland Council logo
Hospice New Zealand logo
Sustainable Business Network logo
Abilities Group logo
SPCA logo