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Green Coast Rubbish is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver. Green Coast will be supporting Habitat Greater Vancouver’s deconstruction program which focuses on diverting architectural waste from the landfill, creating valuable opportunities for volunteers and raising money to build affordable housing in Greater Vancouver.
This program is good news for home owners as it provides a unique opportunity to benefit the environment and give back to the community as they begin home renovations and demolitions.
Habitat for Humanity Deconstruction Manager Christina Radvak explains how this home deconstruction partnership with Green Coast will work saying, “rather than moving directly into a traditional demolition and haul to the landfill, we utilize each other’s resources to salvage as much material as possible.”
As an example, Green Coast Rubbish will work with Habitat on a residential renovation project in February where we will donate a full kitchen. The kitchen will be deconstructed for reuse in another home while we focus on more traditional site demolition tasks as well as recycling and removing any unwanted debris at the construction site.
The deconstruction work is done by Habitat’s volunteer deconstruction team made up of individuals seeking valuable skill training, to connect with others in the field, to build their resumes and to give back to the community.
Everything from cabinetry, vanities, doors, flooring, and even framing lumber can be deconstructed and salvaged.
Eamonn Duignan, President & CEO of Green Coast Rubbish, says “our partnership with Habitat for Humanity has been a long time in coming and I am beyond happy that it’s finally official! We have always utilized Habitat’s ReStore to donate goods and building materials from our various projects, and we plan to donate even more as a result of this new partnership.”
It’s all about working together to create a greener environment and a stronger community.