We Love Getting Involved In Our Community!
At Green Coast Rubbish we’re not worried about taking over the world, expanding to never-ending horizons, or even gaining uncharted commercial success in Vancouver’s junk removal and recycling industry. We are a local enterprise who is concerned with thinking globally and acting locally with the community. As such, we consciously try to minimize our footprint on this earth, and it is this mantra that is carried forth and reflected in our work ethic, by recycling or donating whenever possible, 100% of the time. In fact, in 2019 we diverted a massive 77% of the waste we hauled to alternative recycling and waste recovery streams!
We feel that a major part of this philosophy is not only servicing ones’ community but also playing an essential role in it. Not only are we keeping Vancouver and its surrounding communities greener and cleaner, but we are also advocating for healthier and safer places to live.
30 March 2022
From the root to the fruit, our leader and founding father chats about all things Green Coast, moving forward in life, and the next big thing as guest of honour on The Fountainhead Network’s PoCommunity Podcast! Watch the podcast video here.
27 January 2022
As another year comes to a close, check out the 2021 Year in Review Wrap-up, highlighting the day-to-day business of making the lives of our customers easier and better with our clean, green waste removal strategies.
16 December 2021
Green Coast Rubbish is excited to participate again this year as a sponsor in the very popular and festive 2021 Parade of Trees in Lynn Valley. As the team began to prepare for the event, they realized the decorations had been lost in the recent move of the business to Deep Cove! Find out their solution as demonstrated in our video here.
7 December 2021
With the holiday season upon us, Vancouverites are looking forward to visiting many wonderful holiday events and attractions around the city. However, that often means driving long distances, contributing to traffic jams and parking nightmares at the venue – not to mention harmful emissions and wasting fuel. With that said, Green Coast Rubbish would like to recommend the following picks for fun and transit-friendly holiday events in Metro Vancouver for 2021 within this blog.
8 November 2021
We are announcing 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. Learn more about this initiative here.
27 September – 31 October 2021
Green Coast Rubbish was proud to participate in the five-week Changemaker Training program offered by the District of North Vancouver and the City of North Vancouver. It was a unique opportunity for our organization to participate in “hacking” a local environmental challenge with other engaged stakeholders from key sectors including municipal, business and not-for-profit. We worked together within a team including a Design Thinking facilitator to challenge current ideas and approaches and look at environmental issues in new ways. Learn more about the initiative here.
21 October 2021
Fall is well and truly alive with the arrival of shorter days, rainy Vancouver weather, and those annual yard cleanup responsibilities for homeowners. It truly never ends! But Green Coast Rubbish is here for you with tips to nail your yard cleanup this year as well as dealing with any yard waste removal challenges in this recent blog.
14 September 2021
Children are now back to school and starting their fall extracurricular activities after a summer of fun! At this time of year, families are out madly shopping for clothes, backpacks, school supplies, electronics, sports equipment, art supplies, etc. – and that means a whole lot of recycling will be needed to clear out the old stuff. In this blog, Green Coast Rubbish is sharing back-to-school recycling tips to make life a whole lot easier for parents this fall!
4 August 2021
As you head into the wild or to your designated campground for your weekend camping trip, the Green Coast team would like you to take a moment to think about reducing your eco footprint. In this blog, we provide 4 sustainable camping tips to get you started on your eco camping journey!
29 June 2021
Hot weather has arrived, Vancouver! Now’s the time to hit the beach, pool and spray parks with your family and friends along with your collection of summer paraphernalia.But wait, some of last year’s stuff is old, out of date and has to be replaced. While you’re doing your organizing and shopping, keep these Beachin’ Recycling Ideas for Summer within our blog in mind to recycle the old beach and pool stuff.
02 June 2021
Continuing our 5+ year tradition, we proudly donated to the 2021 Special Olympics British Columbia Auction to help change lives through Special Olympics BC’s empowering year-round sports programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities
02 June 2021
Continuing our 5+ year tradition, we proudly donated to the 2021 Special Olympics British Columbia Auction to help change lives through Special Olympics BC’s empowering year-round sports programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities
26 May 2021
Do you own a pet? Our recent blog will cover tips to reduce your eco-pawprint, including everything from dog beds to poop bags and more!
13 May 2021
Tight timelines with multiple floors to clear, and more office furniture than you can shake a stick at ! Watch here as Ode Content Creators captures the drama as we help Hunter Dickinson remove and recycle 3 floors of office furniture !
06 May 2021
We are excited to celebrate our green birthday today! After 15 years, we look back fondly on the positive growth our start-up company has achieved over the years, fueled by the ongoing support of staff, clients and the local community.
27 April 2021
Take a look at how we provided Etro Construction Limited with a custom material diversion and recycling solution for their unique and iconic project in Vancouver’s gorgeous Westend. Watch our video to see how we do what we do, with the best backdrop in town!
22 April 2021
We were honoured to help The Shipyards District – Lower Lonsdale and the City of North Vancouver to assist local Shipyards District businesses to clean their venues for the busy spring and summer seasons. Check out the video see the team in action!
13 April 2021
Not sure what to do with your old stuff as you tackle your Spring Clean? We got you covered! Spring into action with our how-to Spring Cleaning blog filled with handy recycling tips and resources!
5 April 2021
9 March 2021
Watch the action as the team negotiate spiders, rats, and mounds of junk in a clean-out of a particularly creepy 100-year-old crawl space!
27 February 2021
Find out how we removed and recycled over 60 tonnes of furniture and materials from the historic Argyle Secondary School in preparation for its demolition. And check out some amazing behind-the-scenes drone footage showcasing our team in action!
23 February 2021
Our first official day as a registered business in North Vancouver District!
12 February 2021
9 February 2021
Out with the old, and in with the new as the team recaps the year that was 2020. From our multiple zero-waste projects to our commitment to the community, we look back with gratitude and pride! Read our Year in Review here.
14 January 2021
03 December 2020
We are thrilled to once again participate in a fabulous local festive tradition – the annual Lynn Valley Community Association’s Parade of Trees! Come down and check out our decorated tree with all reclaimed ornaments. Learn more about this event here.
24 November 2020
Have questions? No time to call or send a pesky email? Well, do we have a solution for you! Check out our new online chat feature within our website!
13 November 2020
Forever grateful for the fantastic video from Ode Content Creators that profiles our team doing what they do. All goods and materials were donated to Urban Repurpose for repair and reuse! Check out our blog to view the team in action.
09 November 2020
Removing and recycling over 40 000 pounds of paper and confidential shredding from 5 office floors over the course of a month during a once-in-a-century pandemic presented some unique challenges. Find out how we accomplished this sizable challenge! Read our blog to find out more.
08 October 2020
In our new pandemic reality, things like single-use masks have become the norm, but we can all reduce our waste during these challenging times by making eco-friendly choices! Read our blog to find out more!
24 September 2020
The New Car Dealers Association of BC and the Special Olympics British Columbia Auction closes today, so if you need to get rid of some junk in your office or home, not only will you feel less cluttered, you’ll also be supporting a fantastic cause! #community
22 September 2020
From renting roll-off bins and recycling totes to operating during the new normal to perfecting the fine art of ocean lingering, Lonsdale Avenue Mag covers all the latest from us! Read more.
08 September 2020
Did you know we rent recycling totes? Our 65 and 95-gallon totes are perfect for downsizing your office or preparing for a full office move. Our totes make it easy to keep your workspace clear of debris while you focus on more important tasks! Read more.
24 August 2020
Meet one of our favourite clients, NHC. Employee-owned, environmentally focused, and a fantastic company with projects throughout the world! Read more.
19 July 2020
Need a bin for an upcoming project? Our disposal rental bins are available for drop-offs and pick-ups seven days a week throughout the Lower Mainland of Vancouver! Read more.
30 June 2020
19 June 2020
20 May 2020
12 May 2020
06 May 2020
Look who turned 14! Beyond proud of everything we accomplished over the years. Thank you for all of the love and support! #blessed
04 May 2020
28 April 2020
The pursuit of being better, Sea urchins, and recycling dodgeballs, just another day in the life of our founding father and CEO, Eamonn Duignan.
Thanks to Lonsdale Ave Magazine for the fantastic interview and spreading the Green Coast love! Read more.
07 April 2020
Show your support in a time like no other! Local businesses are finding innovative ways to serve our community. Read more.
31 March 2020
COVID-19 restrictions may have taken the spring out of your step when it comes to spring cleaning, but are here to help. We are fully functional and accepting requests for pick-ups! Read more.
17 March 2020
As the unprecedented COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we are taking all precautions to ensure the safety of our clients, staff, and the communities that we serve! Read more.
03 March 2020
Are you planning a renovation or demolition project? If so, you should be aware of asbestos and its dangers! Check-out our blog post that profiles a deconstruction project of a pre-1940’s Vancouver home. Read more.
27 February 2020
How great is this?! Google has selected us as an authority in their featured snippets! What’s a snippet, you say? Snippets are selected search results featured on top of Google’s organic search results to answer the user’s question immediately.
19 Feburary 2020
30 January 2020
Pleased to provide waste management and recycling support for The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) fourth annual HERSTORY IN FOCUS fundraising event hosted at the Vancouver Art Gallery. #community
18 January 2020
Many thanks to Lonsdale Avenue Magazine for the fantastic interview. Find out more about why we love doing what we do! Read more.
02 December 2019
We are thrilled to participate in what’s grown into a community tradition -The Lynn Valley Community Association’s Parade of Trees! Come down to Lynn Valley Village and check out our decorated tree with all reclaimed ornaments. All funds raised go to the North Shore Disability Resource Centre. Read more.
26 November 2019
Check-out our eco-friendly shopping tips to keep in mind over the holiday season to delight your family and friends with creative and sustainable gift-giving. Read more.
07 November 2019
Beyond proud to be profiled by Vancity Credit Union for their upcoming media campaign! The team performed amazingly and we are truly fortunate to have such outstanding staff!
23 October 2019
As Halloween is right around the corner, we are sharing some really fun eco-friendly tips for a green Halloween for the whole family! Read more.
19 October 2019
We are stoked to once again support the Lynn Valley PAC’s annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser! Come by for some family-friendly activities like the coolest pumpkin patch ever, carnival games, tasty treats, and much more. Bring your family this Saturday and join in the fun. See you there!
02 October 2019
With fall well underway and winter quickly approaching we have compiled some handy home maintenance musts in preparation for the coming season! Read more.
23 September 2019
We are proud to announce that we be managing the waste and recycling for all FallForLocal Markets! Come out this weekend (Sept. 28th & 29th) for their annual Fall Market. Get there before doors open as the first 50 guests will receive a free canvas tote bag filled with local goodies. Doors open at 11 am.
11 September 2019
Some simple back to school recycling tips to deal with all that extra stuff that your kids have outgrown are no longer using, and cluttering up your space! Read article.
20 August 2019
Like beer? Then you should probably come to this event on October 4th! Stoked to partner with Vancouver’s North Shore Craft Beer Week. And, no need to worry, we’ll be managing all of the waste and recycling for this event!
01 August 2019
27 July 2019
Check out the North Shore News article, “North Van duo hosts Community Cleanup.” for when we held our 3rd annual Spring Cleanup event. It was a fantastic turnout and we recycled thousands of pounds of goods and materials! #community
21 July 2019
Happy to support the Buddings Daycare neighbourhood recycling party! Music, face painting, and guilt-free disposal of small household recyclables that don’t get processed curbside. #community
13 July 2019
For the 5th year in a row, we are honoured to be managing the waste & recycling for the Knee Knacker-one of Canada’s most challenging ultra-marathons! A 48.6 km trail run from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove with 2,400 meters in elevation. Come to celebrate the achievements of these amazing athletes at the finish line!
04 July 2019
Help us contain the spread of the Japanese beetle and the potential damage caused by this new infestation. These beetles can significantly damage pretty much any green space, crop, or lawn! Read more.
29 June 2019
Check out our amazing 2018 diversion stats! We used local animals to reference the million-plus pounds we recycled last year. View our stats for 2018.
14 June 2019
We were more than happy to support Carson Graham’s Music Departments “One Night Only” fundraising event! An evening of musical performances by the students in hopes to raise $6,000.00 in support of the music program. The funds will go toward purchasing much needed instruments and equipment and pay for festivals as well as professional musician clinics. #community
06 June 2019
Eight years and still going strong as a Climate Smart certified business! Working towards a new low carbon economy by tracking and reducing our GHG emissions. Check out our Climate Smart Case Study to learn more about our achievements.
01 June 2019
We had had a great day at the Better Business Bureau serving Mainland BC‘s Shred-a-thon this past weekend! Through donations, we helped raise over $1,100.00 for the Covenant House Vancouver! Big thanks to Milani Plumbing, Drainage & Heating & Silver Bullet Shredding. #community
29 May 2019
Spring is great for gardening but it also creates all kinds of yard cleanup challenges for homeowners. Check out our spring cleanup recycling tips that will help to get you started and solve those problems! Read more.
17 May 2019
We are pleased to announce that Green Coast Rubbish was a Recycling Council of BC‘s 2019 Environmental Award Finalist. Each year the Recycling Council of BC recognizes the valuable contribution that individuals and organizations make towards the preservation and protection of British Columbia’s environment.
11 May 2019
Our 3rd annual North Vancouver Spring Cleanup event was a massive success! We had a fantastic turnout and we recycled thousands of pounds of clothing, electronics, mattresses, household goods, Styrofoam, plastic, metal and wood. Couldn’t ask for a better day or team! Big thanks to North Vancouver Homes, Urban Repurpose, Shelter to Home, North Shore Sports Swap, and the Avant Life Church for all of their efforts and hard work.
03 May 2019
For the 7th year in a row, Green Coast Rubbish was happy to donate to the Special Olympics BC through the New Car Dealers Association of BC’s silent auction. We fully stand behind the Special Olympics programs and their common goal of improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities to live healthier lives and to build more inclusive communities across our great province. On-line bidding is open May 03rd till May 9th.
27-28 April 2019
We are once again partnering with the Fall For Local Markets Pop-up Market at The Pipe Shop at the Shipyards, in North Vancouver, BC. You can find amazing locally produced art, jewelry, clothing, foods and more! Meanwhile, we will happily be helping out with the rubbish removal needs!
18 April 2019
Honoured to be voted for the second year in a row as one of Vancouver’s favourite environmentally responsible businesses in the Vancouver Courier’s Stars of Vancouver Readers’ Choice Awards! Amazing to be recognized! Read more.
15 March 2019
Did you know that textile waste is a growing problem amounting to about 5% of the annual total garbage in Metro Vancouver? Or that we buy an astonishing three times as much clothing as we did back in the 1980’s? Find out about the many options available to reduce, repair and reuse clothing! Read more.
28 February 2019
Find out how we removed, recycled and diverted 8,000 pounds of material from the local landfill on our latest multi-phase tenant improvement demolition and deconstruction project! Read more.
07 February 2019
Honoured to be mentioned in the Vancity Credit Union report, “State of Waste: How B.C. compares in the war on trash” as a positive solution to a local problem! Read more.
08 January 2019
Check out this awesome Vancouver Sun article on the green deconstruction initiatives happening around Vancouver. We are honoured to have been included in the discussion. Read more.
01 January 2019
Our year in review-2018, a year of growth and challenge, humbling wins and numbing loss. A big thank you to all of you for supporting us not just this year, but always. Cheers to you and best wishes for a year like no other. Read more.
20 December 2018
With Christmas right around the corner, here are some easy recycling tips to help your family go green and reduce holiday waste in a big way! Read more.
17 December 2018
The holiday season is a wonderful time to give back to the community. In this week’s blog, we are sharing our favourite local charities in the hopes of inspiring holiday giving in your family. Read more.
06 December 2018
We are once again partnering with the Fall For Local Markets Holiday Market at The Pipe Shop at the Shipyards. Amazing local vendors, free DIY gift wrapping and great gifts for a few people on your nice list! We will be there taking care of the rubbish, so you can be there enjoying the Season.
27 November 2018
Single-use products are impacting our oceans and environment long after they are used. Here are some easy ways to make a difference by switching to durable, reusable and recyclable products in our day to day lives! Read more.
02 November 2018
23 October 2018
Find out how we were able to provide a zero-waste office furniture recycling solution for a downtown Vancouver office closure. We were thrilled to donate 100% of the office furniture while diverting all of that material away from the landfill! Read more.
18 October 2018
13 October 2018
Get in the Fall spirit with us this Saturday the 13th, as we sponsor the Lynn Valley Elementary School Pumpkin Patch! We love helping take care of our community, so you can take care of winning the prizes, games and goodies! Read more.
07 October 2018
22 September 2018
It may have been a rainy day for our Fall Clean Up customer appreciation event, but we had a fantastic turnout nonetheless! Free drop off and recycling of unwanted household goods, sporting goods and clothes. A big shout-out to North Vancouver Homes for organizing, and Canyon Heights Church for all of their great support. Read more.
04 August 2018
14 July 2018
For the 4th year in a row, we are honoured to be managing the waste & recycling for The Knee Knacker-one of Canada’s most challenging ultra-marathons! A 48.6 km trail run from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove with 2,400 meters in elevation. Come to celebrate the achievements of these amazing athletes at the finish lines, Party In The Park!
09 July 2018
16 May 2018
Proud to be one of 70 companies in Canada to receive a 2018 HomeStars Giving Back Award for our work in the #community!
06 May 2018
Guess who turns 12 today? Couldn’t be more thankful for all of the support & success we have achieved! A big thank you all of our loyal clients, amazing staff, friends and family who have been there since day one.
26 April 2018
We are honoured to be among the recipients in the Favourite Environmentally Responsible Business category for the Vancouver Courier’s 2018 readers’ choice awards.
22 April 2018
For the 6th year in a row, Green Coast Rubbish was happy to donate to the Special Olympics BC through the New Car Dealers Association of BC’s silent auction. We fully stand behind the Special Olympics programs and their common goal of improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities to live healthier lives and to build more inclusive communities across our great province. On-line bidding is open April 28th till May 4th.
16 March 2018
14 February 2018
Head over to our blog and navigate like a Vancouver local with these easy and fun eco-friendly Valentine’s Day date ideas. Read more.
16 January 2018
Unsure of what to do with your old electronics? Here are some excellent resources for recycling of your e-waste properly. Read more.
03 January 2018
In the spirit of sustainability, we wanted to share a few tips to recover from the holidays. It can be overwhelming, between Christmas and New Years Eve parties, entertainment and holiday events. The junk can really start to pile up. Remove any clutter or dust from the old year the right way with these five easy tips. Read more.
18 December 2017
Find out how we tackled this challenging deconstruction project in the heart of historic Gastown where we salvaged all doors and windows for reuse! Read more.
09 December 2017
There is nothing we love more than supporting other local small businesses, so we are beyond stoked to be a sponsor for the Fall For Local pop-up holiday market this weekend! More than 80 vendors, free Waves coffee, free wreath making, and even a free gift wrapping station!
02 December 2017
Once again, we are proud to be part of the 7th Annual Lynn Valley Community Association‘s Christmas Parade of trees! Come down to Lynn Valley Village and check out our decorated tree with all reclaimed ornaments. Funds raised go to The Lookout and Harvest Project to support families in need in our community. Check out our Facebook page for images.
15 November 2017
Our CEO, Eamonn Duignan, and staff had the honour of visiting with the Rainforest Learning Centre in North Vancouver to chat about the importance of recycling. We had a blast, and the kids loved our truck! Check out our Facebook page for images.
01 November 2017
In October, we contributed 5% of any purchase made through our email newsletter to the Harvest Project. Though we did not hit our goal of $1000.00, we are still proud to support a local charity.
06 October 2017
Small changes can have big impacts. Optimize your home to help contribute to a more sustainable future. Check out our blog for some easy sustainable home design ideas and rebate offers. Read more.
16 September 2017
Yet another amazing community turnout for our Fall Clean-Up Event held in North Vancouver, BC. Big shout-out to North Vancouver Homes for organizing, and Canyon Heights Church for all of their great support. Read more.
25 August 2017
03 August 2017
There is nothing we love than supporting local businesses in our community and environmental initiatives. Head over to our blog to check out a company doing both! Read more.
28 July 2017
Very excited to announce a long overdue addition to our team. Pease join us in welcoming our new admin assistant! Read more.
17 July 2017
Find out how we tore down this monster rotting deck and recycled 3.05 tonnes of wood in the process! Read more.
13 June 2017
06 June 2017
Did you know that you must hit a City of Vancouver mandated recycling rate of 75% when tearing down a pre-1940’s home? We thought we could do it better and achieved 90%! Find how we did it. Read more.
01 June 2017
06 May 2017
An amazing community turnout for our Spring Clean-Up Event held in North Vancouver, BC. Big shout-out to North Vancouver Homes for organizing, Two Men And A Truck Lower Mainland, North Shore Crisis Services Society, Harvest Project, and Canyon Heights Church for all of their hard work and support. Read more: North Shore News article.
22 April 2017
For the 5th year in a row, Green Coast Rubbish was happy to donate to the Special Olympics BC through the New Car Dealers Association of BC’s silent auction. We fully stand behind the Special Olympics programs and their common goal of improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities to live healthier lives, and to build more inclusive communities across our great province. On-line bidding is open April 28th till May 4th.
11 March 2017
We are proud to launch our deconstruction & demolition page. We don’t just recycle your piles of construction debris, we create them too! Take a look at our newest page.
21 February 2017
How we recycled 6 tonnes of brick from a New Westminster heritage home chimney demolition. Read more.
08 February 2017
Award wins, impactful partnerships, new programs and community were important themes for us last year. Check out our 2016 Year in Review! Read more.
23 December 2016
Green Coast was once again happy to help spread some cheer at the “Christmas in the Streets” event for the residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We handed out fresh fruit, water, hot drinks, 100’s of sandwiches, clothing and other goods. Read more and view our Facebook page for images.
04 December 2016
We are happy to support the 6th Annual Lynn Valley Village Christmas Parade of Trees. Once again, we decorated our tree with 100% reclaimed decorations. Funds raised from the event go to local families with needed food and gifts. Funds also support the work of Lynn Valley Community Association in the community, including: the speaker series, trail improvement projects, and community Read more about it more from a past blog.
15 November 2016
We are so proud to have been one of three 2016 Business of the Year finalists for the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. Watch our amazing 2nd place video produced for the award. Watch our video here.
18 October 2016
Check out our case study of how Green Coast Rubbish took on a house demolition project and made it into an environmental success story by recycling over 80 tonnes of material. Read more about our home demolition.
15 October 2016
For the third year in a row, Green Coast Rubbish was happy to be a community sponsor for the Lynn Valley Parent Advisory Council’s annual Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser. Supporting our community is a key mandate for us and we are proud to be a part of the PAC’s biggest fundraiser event of the year.
30 September 2016
In 2016, we celebrated our 10 year anniversary. It’s been an unbelievable year and to cap it all off Green Coast Rubbish has been shortlisted for Business of the Year in North Vancouver! Read more.
25 September 2016
21 September 2016
23 August 2016
In 2016, we have donated over $2200.00 worth of in-kind services and materials to Habitat for Humanity’s deconstruction program and ReStore. We are happy to make a difference in people’s lives and directly contribute to providing affordable home ownership. Read more about our unique partnership.
12 August 2016
For the 4th year in a row, Green Coast Rubbish was happy to donate to the Special Olympics BC through the New Car Dealers Association of BC’s silent auction. We fully stand behind the Special Olympics programs and their common goal of improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities to live healthier lives, and to build more inclusive communities across our great province.
26 July 2016
20 July 2016
Green Coast was proud to support Team Cerebral Palsy BC in the Scotia Half Marathon. Watch the video. #LifeWIthoutLimits
21 June 2016
We are very honoured and proud to announce that we won the BBB’s 2016 Green Torch Award. To win this award, we demonstrated a combination of environmental leadership, innovation and customer service excellence. Read more.
01 June 2016
24 May 2016
06 May 2016
Guess who turns 10 today? Couldn’t be more thankful for the decade of support & success we have achieved. Looking forward to the next 10!
25 April 2016
In 2016, we have donated nearly $2000.00 worth of waste removal and recycling services to Habitat for Humanity’s deconstruction program. We are happy to make a difference in people’s lives and directly contribute to providing affordable home ownership. Read more about our unique partnership.
18 April 2016
Find our more about our CEO, Eamonn Duignan in this feature by Upcycle Vancouver. Read more.
23 March 2016
Big thanks to Reimagined: The Reuse Network for the profile on yours truly. Check these guys out, they’re doing some great things!
01 March 2016
Find out how we helped the North Shore Recycling Program achieve a landfill free office move. Read more.
05 February 2016
Green Coast Rubbish is happy to announce that we will managing the waste diversion for all of Mountain Equipment Coop’s out-of-store events in Metro Vancouver for 2016. Read more.
11 January 2016
We are proud to announce our official partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Vancouver. We will be supporting Habitat’s deconstruction program which focuses on diverting architectural waste from the landfill, creating valuable opportunities for volunteers and raising money to build affordable housing in Greater Vancouver. Read more.
24 December 2015
Green Coast was thrilled to join Starbucks, Kind, Vega and the Union Gospel Mission in spreading some cheer on Christmas Eve to the residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We handed out food, hot drinks, clothing and got nothing but smiles in return! View our Facebook page for images.
05 December 2015
We are very proud to be sponsoring another Christmas tree in the 5th annual Lynn Valley Christmas Parade of Trees for this holiday season. All proceeds will be going to the Lynn Valley Lions Hamper Program and the Lynn Valley Legion’s Toy Drive. And, the best part is that all of our decorations for our tree were reclaimed from pick-up’s we did throughout the year. Check-out our blog for more information on this great community event.
25 November 2015
Green Coast was happy to provide a truck and two of our finest staff to deliver donations to the Middle Eastern Friendship Centre Society in support of the Syrian refugees. Check-out this video on how we helped donate hundreds of items including: clothing, diapers, formula, food, blankets and more.
18 November 2015
Green Coast Rubbish is proud to be a sponsor for the unique musical show The Music of Junk coming to Vancouver from November 18 – 22, 2015. Did we say the music of junk? As in recycled junk? As in making music with recycled junk? You betcha! Read more.
23 October 2015
18 October 2015
Green Coast Rubbish will once again be a community sponsor for the Lynn Valley Parent Advisory Council’s (PAC) annual Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser. Supporting our community is a key mandate for us and we are proud to be a part of the PAC’s biggest fundraiser event of the year.
21 September 2015
24 August 2015
Green Coast Rubbish staff never know what kind of job they might be asked to do next. In this new blog series – Green Coast in Action – we will reveal some of the unique waste removal and recycling jobs that our company has completed starting with this week’s feature project: Vancouver Condo Deconstruction & Demolition.
21 August 2015
04 August 2015
Have you heard about the great things Arc’teryx is doing in our community? Our One to Watch blog features North Vancouver’s very own Arc’teryx – a business that is committed to achieving sustainability in every aspect of its operations. Find out more.
20 July 2015
A very big thank you to Vancity for the kind words and the great story on Green Coast! We are so grateful for all of the support in helping us grow and enabling us to do what we: Green Coast Rubbish takes out the trash-sustainably.
10 July 2015
We are honored to be managing the waste & recycling for The Knee Knacker-a 48.6 km or 30 mile trail run from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove.
06 July 2015
Green Coast Rubbish is fully committed and accountable to working toward a greener future, and ultimately, limiting our GHG Footprint through the through Climate Smart. We are proud to have measured our fifth greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory for the 2014 calendar year. In 2014, our emissions per 1K revenue decreased by 54%. We also reduced our emissions from emissions from electricity and transportation. Find out more.
05- 07 June 2015
For the 5th consecutive year Green Coast Rubbish is once again managing the waste and recycling for MEC’s North Shore Bikefest at Inter River Park in North Vancouver, BC. We are proud to have managed this event since its conception. Bring your bike, your family, and your riding buddies and embrace the awesomeness of two wheels.
13 May 2015
In our most recent blog post, Achieving Sustainability at Green Coast Rubbish: We try our Best to do the Best we highlight how we achieved a major milestone for 2014 where recycled more than 1.2 million pounds of materials & diverted 86% of the waste we collected away from our local landfills.
28 April 2015
For the third year in a row, Green Coast Rubbish was happy to donate to the Special Olympics BC through the New Car Dealers Association of BC’s silent auction. We whole heartily support all Special Olympics programs and the common goal of improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through sport. The 2015 auction will run from May 1st to May 8th.
13 April 2015
In our One to Watch blog series, we are featuring The Listel Hotel. It is not your average property in our community when it comes to reducing its carbon footprint and incorporating sustainability principles in every aspect of its operations. Here’s why we at Green Coast Rubbish feels this unique business is one to watch. Find out more.
23 March 2015
From March 23 to 27, Green Coast Rubbish will be “Tying One On” for Spinal Cord Injury BC. For one week, we will be wearing the ugliest ties we can find to raise some much need funds in support of people living with spinal cord injuries. We’ll be wearing our ugliest ties with pride! View our sponsorship page: http://bit.ly/1FOCkUl.
18 March 2015
Questions about how to recycle or reuse your old furniture? Check out our blog for some handy tips!
30 December 2014
We are very proud to have helped raise $3750.00 for the Lynn Valley Christmas fundraiser over the holiday season. All proceeds went to the Lynn Valley Lions Hamper Program and the Lynn Valley Legion’s Toy Drive. All decorations for our tree were reclaimed from residential pick-up’s we did throughout the year. Check-out our FaceBook page for images of our tree.
23 December 2014
The team at Green Coast is always eager to support our good friends at the North Shore Recycling Program and donate much needed food for those in need at the Harvest Project. View images on our FaceBook page.
12 December 2014
Green Coast was honoured to present at the Climate Smart member learning event, ‘Waste Not – and Reduce GHG Emissions’. Always happy to pitch on how we are helping our clients reduce their carbon emissions through our waste management and recycling programs.
01 December 2014
A big thank you to Eternal Sustainability for our second interview on the challenges and opportunities surrounding plastics recycling. Read the interview here.
18 October 2014
Green Coast Rubbish was happy to be one of the community sponsors for the Lynn Valley Parent Advisory Council’s (PAC) annual Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser. Supporting our community is a key mandate for us at Green Coast and we are proud to be a part of the PAC’s biggest fundraiser event of the year.
08 October 2014
We were honored to be invited by the City of Vancouver to take part in a workshop aimed at developing new policy to achieve higher reuse and recycling performance from construction, renovation, demolition and capital maintenance of City facilities. We are very humbled to be included in this conversation and to have shared our best practices and knowledge in regards to the reuse and recycling of construction materials.
30 September 2014
Home owners and property developers in the city of Vancouver will follow new demolition waste recycling requirements for houses built before 1940 thanks to the new Green Demolition Bylaw which went into effect on September 1, 2014. Find out why Green Coast endorsed this forward thinking policy to Vancouver City Council and what it means for home owners and developers. Read more on our blog.
03 September 2014
At Green Coast Rubbish, we regularly see how small changes in behavior can add up over time. That’s why we are endorsing the Our Horizon project.
The Our Horizon project is actively working toward changing the way that government and the general public think about fuel consumption by placing information graphics on fuel pumps. Similar to warning labels on cigarettes, they believe that adding this visual reminder to gas nozzles will help prompt consumers to be more mindful about the long term effects of fossil fuels on climate change. See our blog for more info.
12 August 2014
A big thanks to the good people at Eternal Sustainability for the great interview. These guys promote local, green businesses and strive for inspiring youth in green entrepreneurship. Learn about our views on sustainability.
16 June 2014
We are very honoured to be be a featured member on Vancity’s in-branch media displays. Vanity’s value based banking, social and environmental policies make them an ideal fit for Green Coast. We truly value our relationship with this forward thinking co-operative. View our photo gallery to see this fantastic digital feature.
08-09 June 2014
Green Coast Rubbish will once again be a managing the waste and recycling for MEC’s North Shore Bikefest at Inter River Park in North Vancouver, BC. We are proud to have managed this event since its conception in 2009. Bring your bike, your family, and your riding buddies and embrace the awesomeness of two wheels.
02 April 2014
A very big thank you to Vancity for the kind words and the great story on yours truly! We are so grateful for all of the support: Green Coast Rubbish takes out the trash-sustainably.
10 March 2014
It’s Ugly Tie Week! Green Coast will be wearing our ugly ties to help Spinal Cord Injury BC meet its $15,000 fundraising goal to assist people living with spinal cord injuries and related physical disabilities adapt, adjust and thrive in their communities throughout BC.
12 February 2014
We are very proud to be a corporate supporter of the NSMBA for 2014. Green Coast is fully aligned with the NSMBA’a objectives, as they provide a voice for mountain biking on the North Shore of Vancouver. They are also an association that is focused on sustainability through education & action, by maintaining and developing mountain trails as environmental leaders.
06 February 2014
Through the New Car Dealers Association of BC’s silent auction, Green Coast Rubbish is once again happy to donate $550.00 to the Special Olympics BC. We are fully supportive of all Special Olympics programs that help change the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities to live healthier lives, and to build more inclusive communities across our great province.
4 & 5 January 2014
Green Coast was happy to support the Upper Lonsdale Preschool annual “Tree Chip” fundraiser. All proceeds from the event are used to sustain maintenance on the school and other school programs throughout the year. We had a great turnout and can’t wait for next year! Event poster.
6 Novemember 2013
We are thrilled to announce that Green Coast Rubbish has been named the winner of the Better Business Bureau’s 2013 Torch Awards in the ‘Green’ category!
This is such a big honor for us, and we’re stoked as well as humbled to be recognized for our efforts. Working toward a cleaner and greener future is a collaborative effort, and we absolutely could not have done it without the generous support of our local clients, partners, and associations within our community. Thank you everyone. Check out our blog for the for more information about the win.
11 October 2013
Green Coast is pleased to donate to KidSport Vancouver’s 3rd annual Dodge for Kids tournament. To date, the event has raised over $37,000 and helped over 225 kids play organized sports.
06 September 2013
A big thanks to LynnValleyLife.com for a fantastic and personable merchant profile. We couldn’t have said it any better …”a good neighbourhood supports its merchants, and good merchants support their neighbourhood!” Helping you keep your “trash” out of the trash-Green Coast Rubbish Inc.
18 July 2013
We are very honoured to be voted the “Best Green Business” on the North Shore for 2013! Many thank to everyone who voted for us and to the North Shore Outlook. We couldn’t be more happy! The Best of the North Shore 2013. North Shore Outlook.
10 June 2013
Green Coast is honoured to be working with the world renown BC Bike Race (BCBR)-a 7 day stage mountain bike race with 550 participants representing 26 countries. We will be managing the BCBR’s solid waste for the entirety of the event, as well as creating a custom program to reduce the event’s footprint with tailored recycling and waste reduction initiatives. Read more about our exciting partnership: BC Bike Race Turns a Shade of Green.
29 May 2013
We are super happy to be profiled by GreenKick.ca-a fantastic blog site where you can find tips on how to live a greener, healthier lifestyle. Thanks for the great feature and for the kind words Michele! A Solution for All of Your Renovation Waste.
8 May 2013
Green Coast Rubbish is happy to donate $550.00 to the Special Olympics BC through a silent auction contribution to the New Car Dealers Association of BC. Green Coast is fully supportive of all Special Olympics programs that help change the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities to live healthier lives, and to build inclusive communities across our great province.
2 May 2013
We were honoured to have Geoff Plant, former Attorney General of BC representing Green Coast at a Metro Vancouver committee meeting on purposed flow control measures. It was a privilege to have Geoff share his legal perspective on the issue.
23 February 2013
Green Coast Rubbish is pleased to be an event sponsor for the Carisbrooke Parent Advisory Council’s “An Evening Aboard the Love Boat” fundraiser. The CPAC hopes to raise over $10,000 towards school programs, including the improvement of their playgrounds and outdoor spaces.
29 November 2012
We are very honoured to be, one of three, recipients of Vancity’s Community Impact Investment award in the “BC Ideas: Solutions for Strong Communities“ competition. We were selected from a total of 466 entries from 82 communities across BC. Winning entries were based on a strong business model, which incorporates social, environmental, economic, and/or cultural missions. Needless to say, we couldn’t be more proud!
09 November 2012
From November 5th to 9th Green Coast Rubbish will be raising awareness and much need funds for Spinal Injury Cord BC’s Ugly Ties Change Lives campaign. The concept is simple, we wear our ugliest ties to work and raise funds for a great cause. It’s our goal to assist Spinal Injury Cord BC so that they can continue to help people with spinal cord injuries live productive lives within their communities.
05 October 2012
A fantastic article by Peter DeVries of Business in Vancouver featuring Green Coast Rubbish. So excited about the mention! Culture by design. Businesses get creative to find and retain top talent.
18 September 2012
Green Coast is very excited to announce that we are one of the finalists in the Better Business Bureaus 5th annual Torch Awards. Green Coast is one of four finalists for the Green Award, which is given to a business that blends financial success with a strong commitment to positive social and environmental outcomes. http://mbc.bbb.org/torch-awards-finalists/
11 September 2012
The old saying one persons trash is another persons treasure couldn’t be more true for a recent donation of a hand bike we made to Spinal Cord Injury BC! How we gave new life to someone’s old junk. http://bit.ly/TNzzKT
09 August 2012
Look who was voted the 3rd ‘Best Green Business’ on the North Shore! Thanks so much to everyone who voted for us, and to the North Shore Outlook. We couldn’t be more happy! The Best of the North Shore 2012. North Shore Outlook.
26 July 2012
Take a look at what the David Suzuki Foundation’s Queen of Green said about us: How to dispose of problem junk. Moms will be so proud!
24 May 2012
Green Coast Rubbish was more than happy to donate our services to the Carisbrooke Parent Advisory Council’s (CPAC) silent auction at the Carisbrooke Country Fair in North Vancouver, BC. We are always happy to support such great community events. Be sure to come out next year for a foot-stomping good time!
30 April 2012
We at Green Coast are very excited to announce that we are now an official member of the The Vancouver Board of Trade. For 125 years, The Vancouver Board of Trade has helped businesses of all sizes to grow and prosper, and we proud to be aligned with such a great local organization.
15 March 2012
Its official! Green Coast Rubbish is now a participant in the Call2Recycle program. Call2Recycle is dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability by providing free battery recycling in North America. In fact, they collected more than 3.45 million kilograms of rechargeable batteries in 2011. Together, we can recharge the planet!
30 January 2012
Green Coast Rubbish was named one of the top five green businesses in Small Business BC’s annual Successful You Awards. The Best Green Business Award seeks to recognize the business that best demonstrates an outstanding commitment to energy and sustainability through action and leadership. ‘5 BC Businesses Helping Provide A Greener Future’.
20 December 2011
Green Coast Rubbish is excited to be partnering with e-waste organization Think Recycle. Think Recycle is an innovative environmental fund raising program. All funds generated through Green Coast’s collection of e-waste will be donated to the David Suzuki Foundation. Together we can create a positive environmental impact. Read our blog about this exciting partnership.
29 November 2011
Green Coast Rubbish was pleased to volunteer our chainsaw expertise and services to the NSMBA’s Trail Adoption Plan over the course of the 2011 mountain biking season. Dale’s Trail – Mount Seymour, North Vancouver, BC.
24 August 2011
Eamonn Duignan, partner of Green Coast Rubbish, was interviewed by Jeremy Shepherd of the North Shore News regarding mattress recycling on the North Shore of Vancouver. To view the article ‘Mattress recycling booming: New trash bylaw a boon to local North Van business.’
10 August 2011
Green Coast Rubbish has officially completed Climate Smart-a program that helps business measure and reduce their Green House Gas (GHG) footprint. Visit our Carbon Footprint page to learn more about our carbon measurements for 2010, as well as our reduction strategies for 2011.
14 May 2011
In conjunction with Bicycles for Humanity and John Henry Bikes ‘Big Bike Give,’ Green Coast Rubbish offered FREE pickup of all bikes donated to the Big Bike Give for residents of the North Shore. The goal was to collect at least 1,000 bikes by May 14th, and then transport them to Uganda. We are happy to announce that this goal was easily reached!
17 April 2011
Green Coast Rubbish is please to announce that it will be co-sponsoring the NSMBA’s first trail day for the 2011 season. Follow this link to read all about the Upper Griffin Trail Day on Mount Fromme, North Vancouver, BC.
17 March 2011
Six things you didn’t know about us. An interview (Green Coast Rubbish Making Waste Removal More Environmental) by Erin Bury of Sprouter.com.
27-30 December 2010
Green Coast Rubbish is excited to announce that it will be sponsoring the Coquitlam Minor Hockey Association’s (CMHA) Initiation ‘Game On’ Hockey Tournament.
The tournament will feature local as well as international H1 to H4 (5 to 8 year old’s) hockey teams. We are very proud to sponsor these young heroes of the future.
25 September 2010
Green Coast Rubbish in partnership with Metro Vancouver offered the residents of Indian Arm Electoral Area a one-time, water access only, free debris disposal and recycling drop off event (follow link to view Metro Vancouver’s press release).
This first of its kind event enabled Indian Arm residents to recycle and dispose of waste responsibly, conveniently, and economically. This initiative recovered and recycled nearly 5 tonnes of metal and garbage, 90 litres of paint, 18 litres of used oil, and 32 industrial and marine batteries.
4-6 June 2010
I am pleased to announce that Green Coast Rubbish will once again be a supporting sponsor of the North Shore Bike Fest, the resurgence of mountain bike racing and culture on the North Shore. The bike fest will be taking place at Inter River Park in North Vancouver, BC.
13 May 2010
Green Coast Rubbish is proud to announce that it will be sponsoring the West Vancouver School District Environmental Science Fair, which will be focusing on ‘Inventions and Innovations that Promote Environmental Sustainability’.
The focal point of the Environmental Science Fair is to challenge elementary and secondary students to utilize existing technology to create a project that presents viable solutions to the environmental issues that face us in our daily lives.
22-24 May 2009
We at Green Coast Rubbish are happy to announce that we will be a co-sponsor of the North Shore Bike Fest . This first time family event will feature Cycling BC sanctioned Marathon XC, as well as BC Cup DH races.The Bike Fest will take place at Inter River Park in North Vancouver, BC.
26 April 2009
Green Coast Rubbish will be a supporting sponsor of the NSMBA’s Griffin Trail Day on Mount Fromme, North Vancouver, BC. All proceeds go to trail maintenance programs for responsible and sustainable mountain biking on the North shore.
Organizations We Support
We participate in local fundraisers and sponsorships to benefit the community throughout the year including:
- BC Product Care, Surrey, BC
- Canadian Diabetes Association, Vancouver, BC
- Ecowaste, Richmond, BC
- Encorp Pacific, Vancouver, BC
- Foam Only, Coquitlam, BC
- Habitat for Humanity, Vancouver, BC
- Mattress Recycling, Vancouver, BC
- Metro Vancouver Recycles, Metro Vancouver, BC
- North Shore Recycling Program, North Vancouver, BC
- North Shore Sports Swap, North Vancouver, BC
- New West Gypsum Recycling, New Westminster, BC
- Pacific Carpet Recycling, Richmond, BC
- Recycling Council of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
- RCBC Materials Exchange (MEX) Program, Vancouver, BC
- Shelter to Home, North Vancouver, BC
- The Salvation Army, North Vancouver, BC
- Unplugged Recycling, Vancouver, BC
- Urban Repurpose, North Vancouver, BC
- West Coast Plastic Recycling Inc., Richmond, BC