Many things can get annoying on a home build. Drilling, hammering and sawing can be noisy, and the waste produced isn’t great either. General practice within the residential building industry is to collect all waste in a skip, which is then sent to landfill. Thankfully, there’s a way you can build that will reduce the amount of waste you generate. Considering that the average home produces over four tonnes of waste, this is no mean feat!
Unlike many other waste management companies that promise to take your waste but can’t prove to you that they’re recycling it, Green Gorilla has a processing plant which transfers and sorts all incoming waste. Wood parts are usually chipped so they can be reprocessed into another form, and other extracted recyclable waste can easily be recycled. Even the elements that cannot be recycled undergo a compliant destruction process.
Furthermore, during renovation projects we re-use or re-purpose any material we can, such as hardwood or brick. Any leftover materials from this process are then recycled. We also encourage our clients to choose recycled or sustainable products where possible.
We’ll help you manage all your waste concerns so you have one less thing to worry about.
Why not partner with Craft Homes on your next build? We’ll help you manage all your waste concerns, so you have one less thing to worry about.
Improve Your Homestar Rating
Many homeowners don’t know that by reducing the amount of site waste they produce they can improve their Homestar rating. Residential construction projects get points for the waste they keep from ending up in a landfill. It’s worth remembering that your score doesn’t just involve how your home impacts the environment, but also how it affects the community it resides in. A house that diverts some or all of its landfill contributions is one that’s doing its part for recycling, sustainability and a better future for all New Zealanders. The higher the rating your home has, the more attractive it becomes to future buyers, so it’s a decision that will financially benefit you in the future.
Why not partner with Craft Homes on your next build? We’ll help you manage all of your waste concerns, so you have one less thing to worry about.
Toby and Cat Tilsley