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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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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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Our Horizon – Green Information at the Gas Pump

Our Horizon – Green Information at the Gas Pump

It’s always inspiring to encounter passionate people who are trying to make a difference to the environment. It’s all the more impressive when they are setting an example at a young age. Recently Emily Kelsall, a 16-year-old West Vancouver resident contacted us about a non-profit campaign she […]

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Plastics: A Complex Issue

Plastics: A Complex Issue

Plastics can be found in every aspect of our lives, and its widespread use has changed us as a society. On one hand, it has allowed many products to be manufactured more quickly and inexpensively; on the other, the environmental repercussions have been significant. The amount of […]

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Changes to Blue Box Recycling in Vancouver

Changes to Blue Box Recycling in Vancouver

Vancouver recently has made some new changes to their recycling program. This is excellent news for Vancouverites, as we can now add even more items to our blue boxes. All these little things add up to so much waste that is being kept out of our landfills. […]

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Cleaning of Hoarding Properties

Cleaning of Hoarding Properties

Hoarding is a compulsive behavior that can cause people to collect excessive amounts of items, animals, or garbage in their homes, and feel unwilling or incapable of getting rid of them. It’s an extremely complex issue that can have many negative psychological, health, and safety implications-to the […]

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Disposal Ban of Organics in Metro Vancouver

Disposal Ban of Organics in Metro Vancouver

Vancouver continues to move toward its goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020. By imagining solutions and opportunities that can help residents and businesses to more effectively deal with household waste, they get closer every year. It’s estimated that nearly 35-40% of everything that we throw […]

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Ugly Ties Change Lives Fundraiser

Did you know that approximately 500 people throughout the province of BC will experience a spinal cord injury within the next 12 months? Or, that Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI BC) is a non-for-profit organization that provides essential resources for over 12,000 individuals who are living with spinal […]

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Six Things You Didn’t know About Green Coast Rubbish: Sprouter.com Interview

Green Coast Rubbish was recently interviewed by Erin Bury of Sprouter.com. Sprouter is an online collaboration tool for entrepreneurs that also profiles startup company’s like us. To find more about our successes, our challenges, and where we are headed in the future…’Green Coast Rubbish Making Waste Removal More Environmental.’

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