About Us

Some interesting facts about Gibsons and the Gibsons Recycling Depot:

Gibsons Recycling Depot is located on the Sunshine Coast, BC, which is a 45 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay and 20 miles by water from Vancouver.

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Gibsons BC is a wonderful 'water access only' community, which was the setting for the hit family TV show "The Beachcombers" on the CBC. Also in 2009, Gibsons was voted as the Most Liveable City in the world under 20,000 people by the International Livecom Award organization. In 2001, Buddy Boyd formed a small disposal company, known as Gibsons Disposal Ltd. Buddy soon built a loyal customer base. Not long after that, in 2003, Buddy and his partner Barb Hetherington added Gibsons Recycling Depot into the mix.

They developed one of the first Resource Recovery facilities in BC. Based on the principals of Zero Waste, they mine the waste stream before anything is landfilled. Along with the usual recyclables, Buddy and Barb started the first comprehensive Expanded Polystyrene Foam recycling program at their privately run recycling depot.

Here is a map to help you find our Recycling Facility:

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Now employing 7 staff members, the concept of creating jobs by recovering the value embedded in the discards that come into their depot, as well as the amount of material being diverted from the landfills is significant.

Now, with their well established Zero Waste Reuse Store and a steady stream of clients from the repair sector, Buddy and Barb's "One-Stop-Drop" has become a wonderful example of how to divert discards away from incinerators and landfills, how to generate reusable items for many of the locals and non-profits, while creating muchly needed employment opportunities and having a positive impact on the environment.

As more and more communities are faced with the challenges of dealing with their discards, here is proof that burying and burning are not the only options. Zero Waste Resource Recovery is a roll up your sleeves, bottom up solution that works.

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