A Message From Our President
Founded in 2006, Green Coast Rubbish is a locally owned and operated, full-service junk removal company offering professional, courteous and hassle-free service throughout Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. In addition to junk removal, we specialize in wastewater disposal and deconstruction and demolition projects of any size.
We are committed to sustainable waste diversion practices and recycle or donate as much as possible of the useable goods we collect, thereby diverting waste from taking up precious space in local landfills.
With a fleet of biodiesel trucks, a dedicated team of environmentally-conscious employees and green partnerships with other businesses throughout the community, Green Coast Rubbish has become a recognized leader in the field of waste management.
Since 2010, we have diverted at minimum 75% of the waste we hauled to recycling or other waste diversion streams. In 2019, we diverted over 560 tonnes of waste from landfills with a diversion rate of 77 percent!
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
“The little red wagon you see in our logo is a very symbolic image for Green Coast. Ever since I was a young boy, it seems that I have been using a red wagon in some fashion or another, and it is for that exact reason why it is the foundation of our identity. From carting my brothers around in our youth, from the playground to playground; to my first venture of collecting pop bottles or even delivering newspapers as a young man, the red wagon has always been there for me. Now some many years later, it seems, it still is.”
~ Eamonn Duignan, Owner, CEO & Co-Founder
Meet the Owner
As President and CEO of Green Coast Rubbish, Eamonn Duignan is very hands-on and engaged in all aspects of running the business. He is responsible for day-to-day operations, including office management, sales and marketing, and strategic planning.
When he’s not at work, you will likely find Eamonn on his bike. He is an avid outdoor and mountain bike enthusiast, having ridden semi-pro for several years.
“Eamonn’s passion really shines through,” according to Mike Harris, a small-business specialist at Vancity Credit Union. “He really wants to make sure that his business is making a difference, and he’s very much about connecting with the local community around these issues. His impact is going to make a big difference.”
Awards & Recognition
- 2019 Vancouver Courier Star of Vancouver Award
- 2018 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Green Torch Award
- Vancouver Courier Star of Vancouver Award
- HomeStars Giving Back Award & Best of Award
- 2017 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Community Excellence Torch Award
- 2016 North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (NVCC) Business of the Year Finalist
- Better Business Bureau (BBB) Green Torch Award
- Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) Environmental Award
- 2013 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Green Torch Award
- Voted “Best Green Business” on the North Shore by Outlook magazine
- 2012 Winner of the “BC Ideas: Solutions for Strong Communities” competition
- Small Business BC’s top 5 “Best Green Businesses” of BC