When UBC introduced the Zero Waste Action Plan a few years ago, single-bin garbage cans across campus were replaced with Sort It Out multi-bin recycling stations.
Building Operations reused the old garbage bins on campus when and where possible. In 2016 the surplus was donated to the Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver ReStore.
Pictured here are Pam Wasylyshen (left) and Bill Toor (right), on behalf of Custodial Services, accepting a “Community Donor Award” plaque from Scott Alsop, Manager of Procurement, Facilities, and Environment at Habitat for Humanity (centre). Thanks to Bill and others in Building Operations who coordinated the donations.
Through this donation, UBC is helping fulfill Habitat’s mission to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting home ownership opportunities as a means to break the cycle of poverty. Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver is on the verge of building 6 new homes in Richmond, BC. Once built, 12 families in Greater Vancouver will have a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home.