• Thank you so much for your help in cleaning up the wet carpets. This flood could have caused a lot more damage and breakdown in service had it not been for your immediate response. It was a relief to see you arrive so quickly. We appreciate the fact that you must have dropped everything to come to our aid - great customer service!
    (Alison Farrell, Auckland Council.
    Contract commenced 2007)

  • The response to issues and the "nothing is too much trouble" attitude of the team is one of RealClean's greatest strengths. Your ops team are fantastic, our site cleaner is lovely inspite of being a bit precious about our bin liners.
    (Kim Moxon, Delmaine.
    Contract commenced 2000)

  • Communication, follow up and putting steps in place to ensure the same thing doesn't reoccur when we highlight issues are strengths of RealClean. Always willing to go the extra mile, whether asked to or not. Todd and Andy show great inititive when they are onsite and are always so cheerful.
    (Tracy Wahrlich, Toll Freight Forwarding.
    Contract commenced 2002)

  • Very happy with the service, cleaning staff have a great attitude.
    (Denise Lamb, Waikato District Council.
    Contract commenced 2013)

  • The staff are very friendly and always professional. It is a pleasure to say hello to them and be greeted by a smile. How personable they are always impresses me. Cleaning can often be a thankless job and they are always here with a smile and take the time to say hello.
    (Feedback from staff at Ngaruawahia office of Waikato District Council.
    Contract commenced 2013)

  • Where ever you go you leave smiling people in your wake.
    (Christine Hornby, Stevenson Group.
    Contract commenced 2003)

  • We have very much enjoyed working with you, Andy and more recently Todd, along with all the cleaners who are part of your organisation.
    (Susannah, Gardens School.
    Contract commenced 2008)

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Battery and Compact Fluorescent Lamp (eco-bulb) Recycling Initiative

RealClean invests in facilitating battery and eco-bulb recycling for the public. We want to see heavy metals recovered so they can be reused, reducing the drain on natural resources and keeping our soil and groundwater clean.


All eco-bulbs contain mercury and are therefore considered hazardous waste. In addition, some types of batteries are still sources of toxic heavy metals such as mercury or cadmium. When disposed of with normal household waste, the metals can leach out, making batteries hazardous waste as well. There is no longer a free-of-charge avenue for Aucklanders to correctly recycle/dispose of their batteries and fluorescent light bulbs. The majority of batteries fall within these types:

Single use:
Alkaline (A/ AA/ AAA etc.)
Button cell (used in hearing aids and watches)

Since legislation restricting the use of mercury in batteries was introduced in the European Union and the United States, most alkaline and zinc-carbon batteries can be safely discarded along with normal household waste. Some button cell batteries are also moving in this direction, but many still contain mercury. These pose a significant environmental risk when they end up in landfill. If you are not sure whether or not your batteries are safe for household waste, please put them in our Dropbox and let us sort them out.

Lithium (Li-ion)
Nickel-cadmium (NiCd)
Nickel metal hydride (NiMH)
Lead-based (mainly automotive)

Rechargeable batteries and car batteries should always be recycled, due their heavy-metal content.


The RealClean Recycling Dropbox. Clear your house of old batteries and CFLs; the RealClean team will look after the rest. Please also feel free to drop old cell phones into the box: these will be donated to the Starship Mobile Phone Appeal.