Does anybody know what to say about 2021? Perhaps “so long, don’t let the door hit you on the way out”? But in all seriousness, life goes on even during a pandemic and despite local natural disasters like wild fires, heat waves, flooding and mud slides. At Green Coast Rubbish, we continue to be busy with the day-to-day business of making the lives of our customers easier and better with our clean, green waste removal strategies. Here are some highlights of the year in review – there are some good ones! – as we take a look back before closing the page on this chapter:
Deep Cove Vibes
The Green Coast team started the year with a move to Deep Cove – a truly amazing location to start our days as we travel around Metro Vancouver to assist our clients. Inspired by the move, Eamonn Duignan, President & CEO of Green Coast Rubbish, is looking forward to getting a new venture off the ground known as Cove Repurpose. Stay tuned for more on that in 2022!
In 2021, we shared the Green Coast story by capturing video of our team in action on projects and out in the community. For example, check out this Christmas classic of our team decorating our annual sponsored tree at the Lynn Valley Parade of Trees. You can check out our channel anytime to see what we’ve been up to.
Projects, and More Projects
A lot of our story involves taking action to solve client waste removal problems by finding a good use for old rubbish. Here are some examples of the projects we worked on this year:
- Creating custom zero waste recycling solutions for like minded clients is what we live for here at Green Coast Rubbish. The team recently was hired by FPInnovations to demolish and recycle a number of modular bridge deck prototypes from their Vancouver research lab … more
- In this behind-the-scenes footage for a deconstruction project at KEB Hana Bank in Surrey, B.C., we demonstrate how we can maximize the diversion of construction waste away from landfills. Watch as we deconstruct the space, salvaging and repurposing for future doors, trimmings and more! more
- The brand-new Argyle Secondary School in North Vancouver opened to students on Jan. 5, 2021, after two long years of construction. Green Coast Rubbish was excited to play even a small part in this amazing community project by removing and recycling the contents of the old school in preparation for demolition … more
- Our team was contracted by Renovation Army to clean out the crawlspace of a century year old heritage house nested in the heart of East Vancouver. The homeowner was renovating this beautiful space and in need of our team to quickly and efficiently remove debris, soil and materials to allow for the concrete floor to be laid … more
In November, Green Coast Rubbish announced the launch of something new to our customers and community – the Green Coast Sustainability Initiative. This new initiative is how we are branding our customized process to divert the materials we pick up from our customers away from local landfills … more
Donations Make a Difference
Each year, Green Coast Rubbish donate thousands of pounds of reusable items such as furniture, clothing and household goods to deserving non-profit organizations. For example, Habitat for Humanity receives donations of used kitchens and reusable building supplies via Green Coast that are later utilized in local housing projects for low-income residents. Shelter to Home receives furniture and household goods that are then provided to people living on the North Shore who are either transitioning from homelessness to independent living, or who are living on extremely limited income. Each donation has value and goes to help someone in need.
Like many employers, Green Coast Rubbish is short staffed as we roll into 2022. With customer service and safety as our focus, we are looking for energetic and driven employees to support our growing company. We offer a friendly and open work environment … more
What’s next? It’s back to business as usual for the Green Coast team. We’re gearing up for Spring with the typical increased demand for spring home and yard cleanups. We continue to work with our clients whether residential or commercial with our focus on environmental stewardship and striving to achieve zero waste outcomes, and we’re looking forward to giving back to our local communities in 2022.