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New Bans Coming for Styrofoam Disposal in Metro Vancouver

New Bans Coming for Styrofoam Disposal in Metro Vancouver

Styrofoam, also known as expanded polystyrene, is a bulky, lightweight material that represents a large portion of the garbage in Metro Vancouver. It’s proven to be a challenging material to divert from the landfill due to the sheer number of products that styrofoam packaging is used for […]

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Recycling Resources in Metro Vancouver and BC

Recycling Resources in Metro Vancouver and BC

It’s not unusual to feel a little like Sherlock Holmes when you are trying to figure out where in the world to recycle or dispose of your old stuff.  You can use basic deductive reasoning and call your local municipality or recycling centre to try and get […]

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Deconstructing Vancouver’s Green Demolition Bylaw

Deconstructing Vancouver’s Green Demolition Bylaw

Home owners and property developers in the city of Vancouver will follow new demolition waste recycling requirements for houses built before 1940 thanks to the Green Demolition Bylaw which went into effect on September 1, 2014. From now on, a minimum of 75% of the demolition waste […]

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Electronics Recycling and E-Waste

We live in a pretty amazing time. It seems every week, an announcement for some new technology changes the face of televisions, computers, or cell phones. Electronics are getting smaller (or in the case of TV’s, BIGGER), faster, and more equipped to handle all the tasks in […]

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BC Bike Race Turns a Shade of Green

One of the coolest parts of our jobs is getting a chance to work with a diverse group of organizations, and helping to efficiently divert their waste into recycling efforts whenever possible. This is why we are especially thrilled to be partnering with the BC Bike Race […]

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree!

Yet another Christmas day has come and past and now you are faced with the decision of what to do with your Christmas tree? We at Green Coast are asking you not to toss it, but recycle it responsibly!  If you live in Metro Vancouver there are […]

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What To Do With a Mountain Of Milk Cartons

Each day brings a new adventure for Green Coast Rubbish, and though we tackle waste-related challenges of all sizes, we recently had the chance to tackle a mountain—a milk carton mountain, that is! Following The City of Vancouver’s Summer Live Festival, held July 8-10th in Stanley Park, […]

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