Be a greenie with Junk2Go

Get rid of your green waste like a pro PSA: green is the new black. If you haven’t heard, eco-conscious living is the way of the future, and if you’re not on board already, jump on the bandwagon! We’ve all heard those stories: the amazing young couples who have a huge vege garden in the back, a great compost system and a worm farm to boot – and as amazing as it is, to the average joe it can seem like an unattainable eco-utopia. What with working daily, looking after the family and just the general hustle-bustle of everyday life,…
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How to load a skip bin

The best way to load your skip bin It’s that time of year where we’re cleaning up our houses or making renovations. Thankfully our skip bins help us deal with the collateral damage of sprucing up our homes! Skip bins make life easier for us DIY Aucklanders, but even though we’re using it for rubbish, there’s still a right way and a wrong to fill a skip bin. I know! It seems crazy because all of your junk is just heading to the dump. But if you know how to load your skip properly, you’ll not only be able to…
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Junk2Go feature in NZBusiness magazine

Recently our founder and director Dave Lewis spoke to NZBusiness about impeccable service delivery and how he turned junk and rubbish removal into a thriving Auckland business. Thanks to a dedicated team of rubbish truck drivers and junk removalists, a fantastic business mentor, and a concerted effort to understand their clientele, Junk2Go are known as the go to guys when it comes to junk removal in Auckland. Business mentors matter Speaking to NZBusiness, Dave says that working with an “incredible business mentor” has changed the way he runs Junk2Go and thinks about business. In April 2014 Dave engaged Sam Hazledine,…
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Garbage on trend– how to upcycle your old junk into something stylish

Spring is almost here and it’s time to start thinking about sprucing up your backyard to get it ready for summer BBQs and get-togethers. Easier said that done when we know how expensive it is to hire proper landscapers and gardeners. Even plants and flowers can be costly when you’re going DIY on your property. Well, it doesn’t have to cost a small fortune if you’re creative about it. This spring you’re going to decorate without spending a cent – and we’re going to tell you how. Junk on trend Repurposing junk before you throw it away for the weekly…
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Hoarders vs. Compulsive Junk Liberators: What’s the best balance?

Look around you and take note – how much stuff in your house do you actually use? These days we have more stuff than we could ever actually need – clothes we don’t wear, appliances we don’t use, and piles of things stored away that we can’t even see. Everywhere we go we’re confronted with consumerism. You need a new wardrobe. You need a new blender. The onslaught is relentless and it’s hard to abstain from spending money when we’re told that we deserve to treat ourselves. Studies show that families this day and age are smaller, but our homes…
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When dumpster diving pays off

Rubbish skip bins are in every basement carpark and building site, and most of the time they play host to rubbish and junk. But from time to time people throw away some gems, relics of years gone by that have lost their practicality but not their novelty factor or antique value. Recently a woman tried to dispose of an old computer she thought was junk – that computer turned out to be a first generation Apple worth more than US$200,000. From time to time we see these stories in the news and we’re constantly in awe – how could that…
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Stop your office junk from affecting productivity – Commercial Waste

You spend one third of your adult life at work, so it’s worth making it a space you actually want to be in. Whether you’re a manager who likes to run a tight ship, or an employee who likes to keep your messy workmates on track, arranging a spring clean for the office should always be a part of the yearly work calendar. Repeat offenders when it comes to office rubbish All offices generate rubbish and keeping it at bay is important to making it a place people want to work in. Here are a few of the repeat offenders…
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De-cluttering Ideas

Imagine this: a tidy kitchen counter, an organised closet, a clean smelling house. If you’re busy working, raising a family, and keeping your social life together, this may seem more like a dream. But really, it’s not that easy. It’s all about the art of letting go, letting go of the clutter, that is. Our parents and grandparents may be of the generations that grew up with less, and therefore had to stockpile to get through Depressions and Wars, but we’re not them! It’s time to take a look at the behaviour behind your clutter –why is it accumulating in…
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Renovating – How to keep your building site safe and tidy

Kiwis are DIY enthusiasts – there’s no denying it. We spend our Saturdays at Mitre 10 Mega – if only for the fundraiser BBQ outside – and our Sundays knocking down walls and knocking up fences. But with all that ‘enthusiasm’ we tend to make a bit of a mess. Keeping a tidy work site is important for protecting your family and pets from dust and debris, but it’s also important when it comes to upholding the terms of your home and contents insurance, and the regulations of your local council. While most DIY work won’t require a building consent,…
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Green Waste Removal in Autumn: It Ain’t Easy Being Green

As the days get a little darker and a lot colder, the smell of autumn comes alive. From the earthy, musty smell of nature to the smoky smell of your log burner, we are constantly surrounded by the incredible aromas of this wonderful season. It’s not hard to say goodbye to those sun-drenched days of summer, unless of course, you’re saying hello to massive piles of garden waste that have built up in your yard! Autumn might be your favourite time of year, but did you know that your lawn shares the sentiment?! After the intense heat and dryness of…
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