Eamonn Duignan

Green Coast Rubbish
506 Brand Street, North Vancouver, BC 





Business Operating in Lynn Valley since: May 2006 

What do customers like about your service?
Customers love that we recycle or divert their waste instead of it ending up in a local landfill.

And what do you like about your customers?
Our customers are concerned with the environment and how the waste they produce is being managed. 

We have a diverse customer base consisting of businesses, property management firms, government agencies, and residents – which keeps things fun and ensures each day is a little bit different.  

Do you have a tip for us?
Did you know 40% of household waste is organic material? It’s true, and it’s easy to compost this material.  

Tell us about your other accomplishments.
Best Green Business 2013 – North Shore Outlook
-BC Ideas: Solutions for Strong Communities 2012 -Vancity’s Community Impact
-Torch Awards 2012 finalist – Better Business Bureau
-Successful You Awards 2012 finalist – Small Business BC

In 2012 we achieved a diversion rate of 76%, and since 2010 we have diverted a total of 522 tonnes of material from our local landfill to alternative recycling or recovery waste streams.  

How about your hobbies?
Mountain biking, the Grouse Grind, BBQ’ing, drinking wine and recycling. 

How are you involved in the community?
In 2012 we donated nearly nine tonnes of furniture, clothing and other materials to charities that included Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army.

We also contribute to many other local not-for-profits like Special Olympics BC, Spinal Cord Injury BC, and Carisbrooke Parent Advisory Council. 

Tell us something we don’t know about you!
I was a semi-pro mountain biker and know the North Vancouver trail system like the back of my hand.  I am a certified teacher and went to UBC. 

What’s the business taught you?
To never give up, and believe in what you do. 

Any future plans?
World recycling domination!!!  

Favourite Quotation:
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein 

Email: [email protected]