Zero Waste involves minimizing waste generation and maximizing reusing and recycling to achieve the greatest possible waste diversion.
The North Shore Recycling Program, in concert with Metro Vancouver and the District of West Vancouver, has developed a handy Zero Waste Station to support waste reduction in our community (click here for photos of the Station in use). As a result, any North Shore community group can now reduce the amount of waste their small community events create by borrowing a Zero Waste Station. There is no cost to the program, outside of a $200 deposit to secure your Station(s), redeemable upon the return of the Zero Waste Station in 'as borrowed' condition.
The Zero Waste Station is best suited to small events (between 20 and 500 people). Events larger than 500 should contact a private recycling company for waste sorting, collection and disposal.
A couple of options are:
Urban Impact, 1.855.214.2613
Recycling Alternative, 604.874.7283
Larger events are welcome to apply to borrow the Zero Waste Station to supplement existing recycling bins, but priority will be given to small local events.
First, read the Zero Waste Station Brochure to familiarize yourself with the system and how it works. Then download the Zero Waste Station Application Form or use our online form to apply to borrow a station for your event and find out what your responsibilities are as a borrower. Due to the limited number of Zero Waste Stations, the units may be booked at the time you need them. In that case, we would let you know immediately upon receipt of your application. Contact information is included on the form.
Don't miss this great opportunity to take your special event to the next level!
|Mixed Containers Sign|
|Mixed Paper Sign|
|Expanded Compostables Sign|
|Complete Set of Zero Waste Station Signs|
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