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 in any way they can. We also received a “Best Of” award based on the excellent customer reviews we received on our HomeStars page this year.

Giving Back with Donations

One way Green Coast Rubbish gives back to the community is by donating all of the reusable items we pick up from our clients – including furniture, clothing, household goods, and valuable building materials. In 2017, we gave 5.27 tonnes (over 11,000 lbs) of donations to charities who were able to raise money by selling the items to benefit local families who need help with food, shelter, medical, and/or other services. Our community partners include the Salvation Army, Canadian Diabetes Association, Helping Families in Need Society and Spinal Cord Injury BC.

The Green Coast team donating furniture to North Vancouver's Habitat for Humanity

Community Partnership with Habitat for Humanity

Since 2016, Green Coast Rubbish has been partnering with Habitat for Humanity on their innovative deconstruction program. This program diverts architectural waste from home renovations away the landfill. It also creates valuable skills building and work experience opportunities for volunteers and raises money to build affordable housing for local families. Green Coast donates our services, completing demolition work, recycling and debris removal from the site. We are proud to have completed 9 deconstruction projects with Habitat for Humanity, donating 15 kitchens as well as appliances, furniture and building supplies with a value of approximately $22,000.

Our CEO Eamonn Duignan presenting to the Rainforest Learning Centre in North Vancouver on the importance of recycling

More Ways to Give

Green Coast Rubbish supports a number of community groups via fundraising, sponsorships, volunteer work and by donating services. For example:

The team all smiles in front of our biodiesel truck on a commercial junk removal clean-out!

Our HomeStars Best Of Awards Badge for 2018HomeStars Best Of Award

HomeStars is a free online community that helps homeowners find the best home improvement companies by searching their database of companies and customer reviews. Every year, HomeStars goes over the thousands of companies and reviews in their database to find those who have gone above and beyond in their industry. And each year, HomeStars reveals their Best of Award winners…

Green Coast Rubbish is honoured to receive a Best Of award in 2018 which recognizes customer service excellence, integrity and consistency.

Feeling Grateful

“We are grateful for these HomeStars awards. We do our best for our customers and our community every day and it’s very fulfilling to be recognized this way. I couldn’t be more proud of my team for all of their hard work and community spirit,” says Eamonn Duignan, President & CEO, Green Coast Rubbish.