Green Coast Rubbish staff never know what kind of job they might be asked to do next. In this new blog series – Green Coast in Action – we will reveal some of the unique waste removal and recycling jobs that our company has completed starting with this week’s feature project: Vancouver Condo Deconstruction & Demolition.

The challenge:  Green Coast Rubbish was asked to complete a deconstruction and demolition project as part of the renovation of a $4.5 million dollar condo in Vancouver, BC. This job consisted of two parts: 1) deconstructing a custom made kitchen that will be reused at another location, and 2) demolishing the dining room area.

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Recycled that:

Staff deconstructed and salvaged everything  you could imagine! The list is long and includes: cupboards and cabinets, marble counter tops, a kitchen island, crown and floor moldings, vent hood, hot/cold water taps and reservoirs, a water filtration system, a custom range hood, range top and the kitchen door frame and trim.

We removed and donated all of the appliances to Habitat for Humanity. The donation included wall ovens, water filtration systems, the hot water reservoir, trash compactor,  garburator and dishwashers, sinks,  kitchen curtains and blinds, glass doors and and an electrical cook range top.

In addition, Green Coast Rubbish recycled all wood, drywall, metal, tile and concrete debris from the dining room demolition.

At the end of the day, the team successfully recycled and diverted away from the landfill:

  • .38 tonnes of drywall;
  • .93 tonnes of wood;
  • 1.98 tonnes of concrete/tile; and
  • .09 tonnes of metal.

Notable quote:

It was a challenging project with very strict access rules and strata polices, but the team was on board and prepared for the task.  We couldn’t have been more pleased with the outcome of this project considering the fact that the entire kitchen was reused or donated. Goal achieved!

– Eamonn Duignan, President & CEO, Green Coast Rubbish