SEA TO SKY REMOVAL PROMOTES BEAR-PROOF BINS ON CONSTRUCTION SITES

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When if comes to keeping your site clean and green you need to be aware of the critters who co-exist with and around us. Crows, ravens, chipmunks, squirrels, mice and rats will chew or pick through the garbage bags left out on site. These will attract bears, coyotes and other larger animals.

In order to prevent these visits, we highly recommend that your construction sites are free of food waste or have your food waste secured.

Food waste can be composted, but please keep this secure in case you have any furry visitors on your site. Being bear and critter aware is important!

With that said, our first solution is to have plywood boxes made with a hinged top that has double locks on it. The bins should be sized to accommodate two standard Rubbermaid bins. To save on costs, bins made by crew might be the best option. We will be able to service these as needed but expecting it to be weekly or bi-weekly depending on the size.

These bins should solely be used for the organic waste created. Wrappers or packaging will NOT go in these bins just organics to save space and make it so these bins can be recycled straight into organics at the landfill. We will provide your site with the compostable bin liners needed to make the disposal of these as affordable and efficient as possible. 

Next we recommend an actual bear-proof bin, which is able to be locked and can be rolled away and stored safely during the night. You order your bear-proof bin at Rollins Machinery Limited in Langley.

Lastly, the best practice is always “pack in and pack out” - This way there is absolutely no food waste left on your site.

Did you know that Whistler bucked BC wide bear-conflict trends this year? Read the latest about this as well about us keeping constructions sites free of food waste in this great article in Pique News Magazine

Sea to Sky Removal Nominated for Best Concept Category in Small Business BC Awards Contest

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We are beyond thrilled to be nominated for the best concept category in this year's Small Business BC Award

The Best Concept Award is open to all new exciting, creative and innovative businesses (and business ideas) in BC. This is the only award for which entrepreneurs don’t need to be in business yet; they just need to prove that they have a phenomenal and viable idea that’s going to make an impact.

  • Viable, Creative Concept: A viable business concept that describes the business, its product, the market it serves and the business’ competitive advantage.
  • Strategy for Growth: A plan to take the business beyond concept or start-up to the next level with a strong implementation/growth strategy.

We are an enterprising new business on a mission to change construction industry waste disposal practices by reducing, and where possible, eliminating construction waste from entering the landfill through affordable and environmentally conscious waste services.

Sea to Sky Removal is the first hauling company in Canada to implement innovative recycling stations on site to make recyclable sorting easier, thereby maximizing what can be recycled. Crews hand-sort loads to ensure the max amount of recyclables and reusables are kept out of the landfill. We donate reusable items to non-profits, keeping them from being discarded and generating revenue for charitable organizations. Plus we also provide waste audit reports and photo documentation so clients can see the impact of their efforts.

Our business operates in a large ($6BN), fragmented market, ready for disruption. The timing couldn’t be better with increased regulation requiring waste separation.

We have until November 30th to get as many votes as possible. The Top 10 businesses with the most votes in each award category will move on to the next stage of the contest. Vote for us today by clicking here. Wish us luck! 

 

Sea to Sky Removal Becomes Built Green Canada Supporting Member

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We recently have become a proud supporting member of Built Green Canada and looking forward to sharing our knowledge on sustainable waste management practices on your builds when it comes to waste removal.

Built Green Canada is an industry-driven, voluntary program that promotes “green” building practices to reduce the impact building has on the environment. Their programs benefit the homebuyer, the homebuilder, the community, and the environment, and offer everyone an opportunity to choose a “green” future.

The program concentrates on seven areas: energy efficiency; materials and methods; indoor air quality; ventilation; waste management; water management; and business practices.

In regards to the waste management component of your build, our knowledge and experience will ensure that you are able to collect the much-needed points as well as a piece of mind knowing that the materials were disposed of in their proper way.

Our team hand separates all recyclables as well as any reusable items from actual garbage. We also live load our trucks so we can efficiently dispose materials to the correct locations such as the landfill, recycling centers, as well as any suitable local non-profit organizations.

Did you know that you will receive 2 points just for having our on-site recycling stations on your site? The 3 box bags we provide you with are for metal, cardboard, and plastic (ideal for foams, hard packaging from tools, or finishing items).

Not only will the recycling station help streamline the sorting of your construction waste, it will also keep as much as possible out of our local landfills. The stations will also track waste being diverted with a Waste Diversion Report, which analyzes the breakdown of each truckload and measures the amount of material that has been diverted from the landfill.

We are always ready with the education and tools to make recycling and greening your site easy, even second nature. Our team will happily consult you on efficient construction waste management practice to help keep your site clean and green.

We are also members of Recycling Council of BC, which means you will automatically amass 3 points on your Built Green builds when you work with us for your waste category. It’s a win-win!