Urban Wood Waste: Canada’s Largest Recycler
According to the City of North Vancouver’s Businesses in Action initiative, garbage tipping fees are going to continue steadily increasing. “With land at a premium and landfill sites filling up, garbage tipping fees will rise from $82 per tonne in 2010 to $182 per tonne in 2015.” Although bad news for our wallets, perhaps this is a green blessing in disguise. Residents are now showing a greater focus on diverting their waste.
One group leading the charge is our partner in diversion Urban Wood Waste Recyclers (UWWR). They are Canada’s largest recycler of construction and demolition debris. UWWR’s Louise Roxy says, “We divert over 150,000 tonnes of materials annually from landfills and have over 90 employees at our 2 locations in Vancouver and New Westminster. We strive to help the Lower Mainland achieve its goal of recycling 70% of our waste by 2015.” Take a peek at their recycling process here.
Green Coast Rubbish in conjunction with UWWR are committed to repurpose, reuse and recycle waste that would otherwise go to the landfills and reaching a zero waste future. In fact, last year we recycled or composted almost 66 tonnes of wood and green waste – an amazing feat that wouldn’t have been possible without UWWR and our clients eco-responsiblity.
Building a sustainable future is hard work but companies like UWWR make it easier for everybody.