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How to Sort Recycling at Home: Compost, Glass, Paper, and Plastic

How to Sort Recycling at Home: Compost, Glass, Paper, and Plastic

The concept is fairly simple: not everything is garbage. However, it can still be a challenge to organize your home and disposal system. Once you have a clear recycling system in place, however, you will soon notice that the entire process becomes much easier to manage. In […]

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How to Make a DIY Compost Bin at Home

How to Make a DIY Compost Bin at Home

If you live in the Metro Vancouver area, you should have a complimentary green bin to accompany your garbage bin. Your green bin is used for all of your composting needs. However, if you want to have a separate composting bin for your garden, or for your […]

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Tips and Tricks for Composting in Vancouver

Tips and Tricks for Composting in Vancouver

The City of Vancouver and Metro Vancouver banned all food scraps from the garbage back in 2015. Your food isn’t garbage and organic waste must be separated and recycled. Stats on the City of Vancouver website state, food scraps make up 40 percent of the garbage going […]

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My Funny Valentine Recycling No No’s

My Funny Valentine Recycling No No’s

If you are in a relationship or just want to pamper a loved one, February 14 is the day to make your funny Valentine smile with their heart. No matter what you do or where you go for Valentine’s Day, you can make it special while keeping […]

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Clean Wood: Recycle it or Pay the Price

Clean Wood: Recycle it or Pay the Price

As Metro Vancouver moves toward the goal of recycling 80% of the region’s waste by 2020, new rules are being implemented to divert green waste from the garbage including the organics disposal ban we talked about last week as well as a new clean wood disposal ban […]

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Organics Disposal Ban Launches in Metro Vancouver

Organics Disposal Ban Launches in Metro Vancouver

Recycling food scraps is routine for many Metro Vancouver residents and businesses. However, the new organics disposal ban in effect as of January 1, 2015 now requires all households, businesses, and institutions to separate food waste from their garbage. Why the ban? You may be surprised to […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Real Christmas Tree

Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Real Christmas Tree

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is coming and kids young and old are looking forward to decking the halls with the spirit of Christmas, starting with the age old tradition of decorating a Christmas tree. Some of Santa’s elves may ponder the choice […]

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Disposal Ban of Organics in Metro Vancouver

Disposal Ban of Organics in Metro Vancouver

Vancouver continues to move toward its goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020. By imagining solutions and opportunities that can help residents and businesses to more effectively deal with household waste, they get closer every year. It’s estimated that nearly 35-40% of everything that we throw […]

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