Why construction waste matters
What it means to you
Waste is costly for business and for the environment. Around 80 per cent of waste generated in the Auckland region comes from the commercial sector. The construction and demolition industry is a significant contributor, making up around 50 per cent of Auckland’s waste that is currently sent to landfill.
Construction and demolition waste is one of the three priority commercial waste streams in Auckland Council’s 2018 Waste Management and Minimisation Plan.
Reducing construction waste is a big challenge given Auckland’s rapid population growth and the level of construction activity needed to meet the demand.
Auckland Council is working together with the construction industry to build out waste.