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 But wait, some of last year’s stuff is old, out of date and has to be replaced.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.
The Metro Vancouver area is gifted with an almost embarrassment of riches when it comes to local pet stores that provide eco friendly products. Today’s blog will cover tips to reduce your eco pawprint including everything from dog beds to poop bags and more!
Roll up your sleeves – it’s time for Spring Cleaning! – and brace yourself for recycling questions like “what do I do with my old stuff?” and “where do I recycle that?” While there are many resources available to help you recycle, there are some large bulky items that home owners find so hard to deal with that they are often illegally dumped. The following Spring Clean Recycling Tips in this blog are focussed on recycling solutions and resources for those hard to dispose of items including large appliances, mattresses and furniture.
The team recently was hired by FPInnovations to demolish and recycle a number of modular bridge deck prototypes from their Vancouver research lab. This wouldn’t be an easy demolition – the decks are made of wood, metal and concrete so jack hammers and sledge hammers would be needed – but it was a smashing success!
Our team was recently contracted by Renovation Army to help clean out the crawlspace of a century year old heritage house nested in the heart of East Vancouver. Check out our video showcasing our green conscious process for this residential home!
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. Learn more about this project including a highlights drone video!
Check out this behind-the-scenes footage for a deconstruction project at KEB Hana Bank in Surrey, B.C., where the Green Coast Rubbish team deconstructs a commercial space back to its original lease state!
2020 became the year of the pandemic, and while it marked us all, the Green Coast team was determined to keep calm and carry on with purpose and commitment to the community and environment. Check out our 2020 Year in Review!
Eamonn Duignan, President & CEO of the award-winning organization Green Coast Rubbish, recently appeared on the IMPACT podcast series hosted by Nigel Bennett and Devon Kenzo. Check out his podcast interview within our blog!
Every holiday season we give and receive more gifts than we really need. This year, the Green Coast team would like you to consider giving the gift of a donation to charity to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable families or individuals. Check out these nine Holiday Giving Ideas for inspiration!