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.

The Challenge

Eamonn Duignan, President & CEO of Green Coast Rubbish, was surprised and delighted to get the call in December to quote on a project to empty and recycle the contents of the former Argyle Secondary School in preparation for demolition.

Floor Plan

Floor Plan

With the project bid accepted, the team prepared to remove anything and everything from outdated desks to white boards to chairs, cabinets and more in the days before Christmas!

Argyle Classroom

Recycled That

It was a surreal experience to walk the empty halls and classrooms where so many students had roamed and left their mark – including a few recognizable names like Bryan Adams, Brett Hull and Jason Priestley.

The Green Coast team leaned into emptying the school with enthusiasm, completing the sizeable task ahead of time and on budget. By the time the bell had rung on removing the contents from the old Argyle Secondary School, the Green Coast team had recycled over 60 tonnes of materials including wood, metal and furniture.

Video Montage – The Green Coast Team in Action

Don’t take our word for it! View this amazing video montage of Green Coast team at work during the Argyle Secondary School Recycling Project.

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.

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