Many of those materials still have value and can be reused or recycled. There are a number of SBN members that can provide a more sustainable option to take, make and waste for your next project. We talk to Junk Run, one company that's converting trash into treasure.
Video: Capturing value from construction waste
It's estimated that over 3.6 million tonnes of waste from the construction and demolition sector ends up in New Zealand landfills and cleanfills every year.