In 2006, waste disposal in the Lower Mainland was dependent on unsustainable practices such as an over-reliance on landfills. Green Coast Rubbish co-founders Eamonn Duignan and his brother Cein recognized the need for a more environmentally-conscious approach to waste management.
At the time, Eamonn, the current owner, and CEO of Green Coast Rubbish was a UBC student working part-time for a junk removal company. Inspired by the idea of more eco-friendly ways to dispose of waste, Eamonn and Cein decided to start their own company.
Founded on the principle of improving how waste is managed in the local community, Green Coast Rubbish embraced such waste diversion methods as recycling and donating salvaged items to community organizations. The result: less reliance on landfills.
Over the past 12 years, Green Coast Rubbish has recycled well over 8 million pounds of waste material. We exceed the expectations of our clients, partners, and employees by making a meaningful difference in our community and protecting the natural environment