Green Coast in Action: SNC-Lavalin Office Relocation during COVID-19

The Green Coast recently rocked an epic zero waste recycling project for SNC-Lavalin in preparation for their commercial office relocation. In fact, this was the second time we have helped SNC-Lavalin with a move in the past 5 years! And this time, the stakes were even higher with a significantly larger project scope right smack in the middle of the once-in-a-century COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Challenge

During the month of October, the Green Coast team was asked to help SNC-Lavalin prepare for a significant multi-floor, multi-phase office relocation.

Our phased approach to the project included strict safety protocols for COVID-19, and was also designed to  coincide with SNC’s COVID employee rotational calendar – a new scheduling wrinkle in a pandemic world.

The company’s objective was to vacate four and purge five floors. Our task was to remove any unwanted debris, as well as recycle any paper, cardboard, electronics, binders and metal materials. We also supplied confidential shredding services for this project.

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Recycled That ♺

In order to execute our phased recycling plan, the Green Coast teams delivered 100 56-gallon and 90-gallon recycling totes that were spread out between the five SNC-Lavalin office floors.

During the course of the month, we removed and recycled 25,300 pounds of paper, shredded and recycled 16,330 pounds of confidential documents, and recycled 3,549 office binders!

“Working with SNC-Lavalin on their office relocation project would be a challenge under any circumstances, and the way our team responded was really impressive. I can’t thank our team enough for all of their hard work and enthusiasm no matter what we throw at them – even the challenges of this new pandemic reality. They really did an amazing job!”

-Eamonn Duignan, President & CEO, Green Coast Rubbish

Get in touch!

If you have a commercial, retail or residential recycling project in Metro Vancouver, Green Coast Rubbish has an experienced team and will make sure all the materials we remove are dealt with in the most environmentally-friendly manner. Safety during the pandemic for our staff and customers is first and foremost in our minds, and we will follow strict safety policies and protocols for COVID-19 to make sure everyone remains safe during the project or curbside pickup.

Contact us at 604 230-4530 or for more information.

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Green Coast in Action: Zero Waste Recycling Project, Pandemic Edition

Office and commercial renovation projects are continuing in the Metro Vancouver area despite the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, bringing a unique challenge to the Green Coast team in terms of staying safe while continuing to provide zero-waste recycling solutions. The City of New Westminster recently came to us with just such a project – and this is how we did it, keeping zero waste and employee safety in mind!

Recycling Resources to Declutter Like a Pro

Are you busy cleaning out your garage? Do you need to recycle old bicycles and broken Christmas lights? Do you have a stash of old paint cans, electronics or power tools that you’ve been putting off dealing with? If you need help to get started with cleaning up and decluttering, read on to find out about some great Metro Vancouver recycling resources!

Metro Vancouver Transfer Stations & Vancouver Landfill
All kinds of recyclables are accepted in the recycling section of Metro Vancouver’s Transfer Stations – located in Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Surrey, North Vancouver, Vancouver, and Aldergrove. These are very convenient recycling resources that you can rely on. We love the free one-stop location to recycle everything from basics like cardboard, light bulbs and plastics to hard-to-recycle items like paint, pesticides, propane tanks and small appliances.

Zero Waste Centre in Vancouver
Another one of the best recycling resources is the Zero West Centre in Vancouver. Visit the new Zero Waste Centre at the Vancouver South Transfer Station to drop off a wide variety of recyclables for free.  Everything from electronics to batteries to bikes and large appliances can be recycled here. This centre is a gem for all your recycling needs.

Vancouver Zero Waste Centre - 8588 Yukon Street, Vancouver, BC.

Sell or Donate your old stuff
Selling or donating your reusable items is a great way to get rid of your old stuff. These are some of our favourite places to do that:

Metro Vancouver Recycles
Residents and businesses can visit the Metro Vancouver Recycles web page to find places to donate or recycle just about anything. You will be asked to select the material you wish to recycle or dispose of and provide your location information to get a list of suitable recycling options.

Call us at Green Coast Rubbish
If you still don’t know what to do with your old stuff, give us a call at Green Coast Rubbish. We take great pride in being Vancouver’s environmentally conscious waste removal company and we donate or recycle at least 75% of the materials we pick up, with much of it being donated to charity. Get in touch by emailing or by calling 604 230 4530.

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