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!
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!
Green Coast Rubbish is honoured to be featured again in this month’s Lonsdale Avenue magazine! Check out the article and to learn even more about our waste disposal bin and recycling tote rentals, visit our website.
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!
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.
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:
- Craigslist Vancouver or Kijiji Vancouver
- Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver
- Helping Families in Need Society
- Canadian Diabetes Association
- Salvation Army
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 604 230 4530.