As we ease into 2019, the Green Coast team would like to pause and reflect on the events and accomplishments of the past year. We enjoyed many highs – with memorable projects, community contributions, and awards – and grieved through the lows with the passing of a dear friend and team member. Here’s what we’ll always remember as we say goodbye to 2018.
Green Coast strives to create healthier and greener communities every day with environmentally conscious waste diversion services. This year, we diverted an industry leading 82% of the waste we collected from our residential and commercial clients away from the landfill. That’s 550 tonnes (or 1,212,057 lbs!) of materials diverted away from local landfills to recycling and community donations in 2018. We couldn’t be any prouder of our team!
The Green Coast Team is passionate about creating zero waste solutions for our clients!
Air Transat Zero Waste Office Furniture Challenge
Green Coast Rubbish thrives on working with like-minded companies and was thrilled to be contacted by the Transat team, which was seeking a Zero-Waste Office Furniture Recycling solution for office furniture removal … more
UBC Appliance Removal Project Benefits Habitat for Humanity
In this project, the Green Coast team salvaged all of the working appliances from UBC’s Spirit House to be reused by Habitat for Humanity in their upcoming affordable housing projects in the coming year … more
Green Coast is all about giving back and taking care of the community we live in and love!
The Green Coast team gives back every day through our business practice of donating the reusable goods and materials we collect from our clients to charitable organizations who raise funds to benefit the community by selling these goods. The proceeds assist the most vulnerable members of our society who may need help with food, shelter, medical and/or other services for their families. Our community partners include the Harvest Project, Salvation Army, Neil Squire Society, Canadian Diabetes Association, Shelter to Home, Helping Families in Need Society and Habitat for Humanity.
We also love to participate in local fundraisers and sponsorships to benefit the community throughout the year. Organizations we support include the North Shore Mountain Bike Association, Lynn Valley Parent Advisory Council (Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser), Lynn Valley Community Association, Special Olympics BC, Lynn Valley Christmas Parade of Trees, Lynn Valley Days, BC Cancer Society, BMO Vancouver Marathon and the Fall for Local Event in North Vancouver … more
Community Partnership with North Vancouver Homes
Green Coast Rubbish has been partnering with North Vancouver Homes on a semi-annual Spring and Fall Cleanup event for the past few years. This community initiative invites North Vancouver residents to drop off their junk, used clothing, unwanted household items, and sporting goods at a central location where the Green Coast team is waiting to assist them with recycling.
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, creates volunteer work experience opportunities, 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 … more
Green Coast Rubbish was proud to receive the following awards this year as an amazing acknowledgment of our team’s hard work and commitment to environmental leadership and community.
HomeStars Giving Back Award.
Green Coast Rubbish was awarded the 2018 HomeStars Giving Back Award for British Columbia which recognizes the 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 … more
BBB Torch Award
This year, Green Coast was proud to accept the BBB Torch Award in the Green Award Category acknowledging our environmental leadership, innovation, and customer service excellence. This is our 5th BBB Torch Award win in the past 7 years! … more
This year, we recognized the tragic passing of one of our long-time Green Coast family members. Sean had a great sense of humour and was loved by many people. He was intelligent, kind, outgoing and a natural leader with so much potential. Sean was tragically taken from us a few days before his 22nd birthday but he will always be remembered. We love and miss you, Sean.
2019 & BEYOND
2019 promises to be another great year of bringing the Green Coast spirit to support our customers, partners, employees, and community in achieving mutual goals of health and wellness, environment and community spirit. Here’s to a great year to all in 2019 and beyond!