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Eco Friendly Father’s Day Tips

Eco Friendly Father’s Day Tips

Deciding how to spend Father’s Day with your family should be fun but it’s easy to stress about finding the perfect gift. When you remember to focus on spending time together, you’ll create both a memorable and an eco friendly Father’s Day. Cook for him Cooking a […]

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8 Ideas for a No-Waste Summer Picnic

8 Ideas for a No-Waste Summer Picnic

Summer is officially here and if you haven’t been out to the beach or to your favourite park for a picnic you are missing out! At Green Coast Rubbish, we love a good summer barbeque and have some great ideas to make sure your summer picnic is […]

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Green Coast in Action: North Shore Recycling Program Zero Waste Project

Green Coast in Action: North Shore Recycling Program Zero Waste Project

Green Coast Rubbish was contacted by the North Shore Recycling Program to assist with the closure of their office in December 2015 after a decision was taken to phase out the program. NSRP provided contract management and community engagement for waste reduction, recycling and composting for the last […]

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One to Watch: The Listel Hotel

One to Watch: The Listel Hotel

The Listel Hotel is not your average property when it comes to reducing its carbon footprint and incorporating sustainability principles in every aspect of its operations.  Here’s why we at Green Coast Rubbish feels this unique business is one to watch:

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How to Reuse or Recycle your Old Furniture

How to Reuse or Recycle your Old Furniture

It’s that time again – time for spring cleaning! And that means figuring out what the heck to do with your old furniture. We get it – you’re done with that table or chair. Your ottoman has seen better days. And that upholstery is yesterday’s news.  Maybe […]

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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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Green Building Apps

Green Building Apps

Besides our business commitment at Green Coast Rubbish to preserve and clean up our environment, we are also personally excited about new technologies that help people become more aware of their urban surroundings, and ways we can help its preservation. Recently a lot of smart phone apps […]

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Make Memories, Not Garbage

Make Memories, Not Garbage

In less than a week, Christmas will be here. Many of us find ourselves feeling stressed this time of year, trying to frantically cross things off shopping lists, trudging through crowded malls to stand in line for items that we’re not even entirely sure people will want. […]

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ReStore and Habitat for Humanity

Taking care of the environment, and helping people in our communities: these are two fundamental ideas we’ve built our company on from the start. They help us strive to reuse or recycle many unwanted materials, keeping them out of our landfills. If those materials can then be used […]

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