Vancouver Residents Getting Jazzed About Food Scraps Recycling – July 15 Deadline for Trashtalk Applications

The buzz about Trashtalk is ramping up.

Trashtalk was recently featured in the Vancouver Courier ( and has generated lots of interest and applications.

We have now set a deadline of July 15, 2013 for those interested in becoming a Recycling Champion in their apartment, condo or co-op to kick-start food scraps recycling in their residence in anticipation of the 2015 Metro Vancouver ban on organics in the landfill.

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Recycling is FUN! Recycling enthusiasts Chris and Emily monkeying around in a food scraps collection bin.

What is Trashtalk?

Trashtalk is a project that seeks to recruit and assist recycling champions living in condos and apartments in Vancouver to create food scrap recycling programs with an emphasis on resident/neighbour engagement and education.

The project is a partnership between Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, Gordon Neighbourhood House and the Recycling Council of British Columbia, and is funded by the Greenest City Fund, Vancity and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.


Why should you participate?

  • free, expert assistance to plan and implement food scraps recycling in your residence while engaging your neighbours,
  • financial assistance,
  • connecting with and learning from other recycling champs from other residences
  • being prepared for the Metro Van ban when it arrives,
  • helping the City of Vancouver achieve its Zero Waste goals, and
  • meeting and connecting with your neighbours while talking trash!


For more information on the Trashtalk project and to find out how to apply, go to the project website: or contact Murray Mollard, Project Director: / 604-767-7421


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