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Textile Recycling: Think Thrice about Your Clothes

Textile Recycling: Think Thrice about Your Clothes

Textile waste is a growing problem amounting to about 5% of the annual total garbage in Metro Vancouver.  Metro Vancouver residents sent more than 44 million pounds of textiles to the landfill last year – that’s the equivalent weight of 44 t-shirts per person! Metro Vancouver recently […]

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Rethinking Single Use Products at Home

Rethinking Single Use Products at Home

When a dead whale washed ashore in Indonesia last week, it was heartbreaking to hear that researchers at the scene identified the animal’s stomach was full of 115 plastic cups, 25 plastic bags, 4 plastic bottles and a thousand other random pieces of plastic. These single-use products […]

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Green Coast in Action: UBC Appliance Removal

Green Coast in Action: UBC Appliance Removal

UBC Appliance Removal Benefits Habitat for Humanity: Green Coast Rubbish loves a zero-waste challenge like no other and this recent appliance recycling project at the University of British Columbia was right up our alley. UBC Appliance Removal: The Challenge Green Coast was contacted by UBC about a waste […]

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Recycling Resources to Declutter Like a Pro

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 […]

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4 Spring Recycling Tips for Families

4 Spring Recycling Tips for Families

We adore Spring in Vancouver; there are cherry blossoms everywhere and you can even walk around in a T-shirt and shorts on the sunny days! There is a lot going on at this time of year – Spring sports are starting, Spring cleaning starts to happen, winter […]

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Green Coast Picks Up HomeStars Awards

Green Coast Picks Up HomeStars Awards

Green Coast Rubbish is happy to announce that we have been awarded the 2018 HomeStars Giving Back Award for British Columbia. This HomeStars award recognizes companies across Canada who go above and beyond to help out their communities, putting in time, effort and labor to give back […]

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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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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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One to Watch: the North Shore’s Repurpose Drives Upcycling

One to Watch: the North Shore’s Repurpose Drives Upcycling

Green Coast Rubbish loves to talk about local companies who will go above and beyond when it comes to environmental responsibility. Today we would like to introduce you to a relatively new company on the North Shore –  Repurpose – which has a focus on waste diversion […]

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Green Coast in Action: Pre-Demolition Deconstruction, 1940’s Style

Green Coast in Action: Pre-Demolition Deconstruction, 1940’s Style

The City of Vancouver has very specific recycling requirements in its Green Demolition Bylaw which applies to demolishing pre-1940’s houses. The Green Coast team was asked to take part in just such a project recently, providing pre-demolition deconstruction services for a house tear down. Here’s how it unfolded: […]

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