2022 was the year that life returned mostly back to “normal” in British Columbia and business at Green Coast Rubbish was thriving thanks to the commitment of our team and the amazing support of our customers and partners. In our 16th year of business, it was a busy one and this Green Coast Year in Review is dedicated to thanking everyone involved in our success!

Our Team

The Green Coast team takes their day-to-day work of recycling to the next level, outperforming industry competitors when it comes to diverting materials away from the landfill and excelling at meeting and exceeding the expectations of our customers.

But more than that, our team members are just a really great group; they are strong, smart, dedicated, creative, funny, adventurous, talented and hard working.

In case you missed it, we highlighted a few of our Green Coast team members on the blog this year to introduce them including CEO Eamonn Duignan’s podcast interview and spotlight features on Mike, Matěj and former member Josh.

Our Customers – Residential and Commercial

Residential: In 2022, our residential customers called on us for recycling help again and again … and we answered! Junk removal? Yes! Estate Cleanouts? Yes! Green waste recycling? Yes! Home reno demolition and recycling?  You guessed it… yes! It’s what we do!

An inside look at junk removal at an estate cleanout

Over 1.7 tonnes of green waste recycled on this project

Commercial: Whether we are working on an office move, cleaning up a construction site, deconstructing a building or providing classic recycling services for our commercial clients, the Green Coast team prides itself on delivering fast, friendly, environmentally responsible service.

A great example is the 2022 office move project for the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).

Working with ETRO Construction to remove and recycle mailboxes at UBC

At work on a deconstruction project

Our Partners

None of this success would be possible without our loyal partners. We proudly support several organizations with ongoing donations as part of our business model of donating and recycling a minimum of 75% of the goods and materials we collect. That means we need somewhere to take reusable items such as household goods and furniture which go to a donation partner like Shelter to Home or used kitchens which are donated to Habitat for Humanity. Additional donation partners deserving of a shoutout include The Salvation Army, Canadian Diabetes Association, Helping Families in Need Society, Urban Repurpose, Downtown East Side Women’s Centre and Harvest Project. In addition, recyclable materials are distributed to our amazing recycling partners such as Pacific Carpet Recycling for carpet or New West Gypsum for drywall.

2023? Let’s Go!

Green Coast Rubbish is ready to tackle 2023! With this great community of our team, customers, partners and many other supporters – what more could you ask for? Let’s go!

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