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2017 Green Coast Rubbish Year in Review

Award wins, impactful partnerships, new programs and community were important themes for Green Coast Rubbish this year. As we leave 2016 behind, let’s take a look at some of our most exciting highlights on the blog today with our Green Coast Rubbish Year in Review.

year in review 2017 junk removal

 

PARTNERSHIPS
Over the years, we have formed unique partnerships with local businesses that specialize in recycling hard to recycle materials. This is how we outperform the competition with our unprecedented recycling rate of 80+%.

Habitat for Humanity
In 2016, Green Coast Rubbish announced an exciting new partnership with Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver to support their deconstruction program … more

Pacific Carpet Recycling
It’s not new, but can we talk about our exclusive partnership with Vancouver’s only carpet recycler Pacific Carpet Recycling for a second? We offer our clients carpet recycling in response to the significant problem of 80 million lbs of used carpet and underlay that are sent to Metro Vancouver’s landfills each year…more


THAT’S A FIRST

Saying no isn’t an option when it comes to meeting the needs of our clients and creating custom recycling solutions. We create new programs and offer new services as we drive towards zero waste and customer excellence:

Binder Recycling Program
We love a zero waste challenge! With no binder recycling options available in BC, Green Coast Rubbish created our own program in 2016…more

Albert Street House Demolition
Expanding our deconstruction and demolition services, we completed our first house tear down in 2016. The challenge was to safely tear down a house and garage in the most cost effect manner while recycling as much of the material as possible … more

 

COMMUNITY

Love where you live. Giving back to the community. Taking action. That’s what Green Coast is all about! Our 2016 community commitments included:

Tempe Heights Pond Shoreline Cleanup 
The Green Coast Rubbish team put some muscle into solving a serious litter problem at the Tempe Heights Pond, covering a lot of ground and picking up all kinds of garbage and recycling in the area as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup… more

Christmas in the Streets
Green Coast Rubbish was proud to participate in Christmas in the Streets on December 23 where a number of volunteers from the community came together to spread love, togetherness, joy, gratitude, sharing and tradition with Downtown Eastside residents in Vancouver…more


AWARDS & FEATURES

Receiving these prestigious awards and a feature in the Recycling Product News magazine was just a tremendous acknowledgment of all of our hard work over the years:

RCBC Award
Green Coast Rubbish took top honors, winning the 2016 Recycling Council of BC Private Sector Environmental Award in excellence and leadership in environmental stewardship … more

BBB Torch Award
Next up was a trip to the podium to accept the BBB Torch Award in the Green Award Category acknowledging our environmental leadership, innovation and customer service excellence… more

North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Finalist
Three was our lucky number as Green Coast Rubbish claimed a finalist spot for the 2016 Business of the Year Award from the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce for demonstrating unrivaled overall business excellence… more

Magazine Feature
Seriously proud of this feature detailing our journey in the Recycling Product News! On the Road to Zero Waste… more


2017
What’s new for 2017? We’ve got a few things up our sleeve – some new projects and some big goals as we work towards becoming the first landfill free junk removal company in North America. Stay tuned!

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