Our Environmental Commitment
Residents of Vancouver are concerned about the environment. After all, the beautiful environment is one of the reasons people choose to live here.
We share that concern. That’s why we’re committed to sending the least amount of material possible to landfill. Putting less into landfill today means fewer landfills and more green space tomorrow.
So when our people pick up material from a customer, we load it carefully, making it easier to sort. We then sort the material on the truck. Some items can be reused if they’re in good condition, such as furniture and appliances. Others can be recycled, such as metal, cardboard, and tires. We set aside those items for transfer to our partners in the recycling and reuse industries. After the sorting is complete, we dispose of any remaining material using the appropriate city businesses and landfills.
Metro Vancouver hopes to increase its recycling rate to 80% by 2020. Our company, along with our customers and partners, is helping to achieve that goal. To learn more about Metro Vancouver’s recycling efforts, click here.