Trash Talk is a partnership of Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (MPNH), Gordon Neighbourhood House (GNH) and the Recycling Council of British Columbia’s (RCBC) which combines MPNH and GNH’s access to local community networks with RCBC’s zero waste know-how and industry connections.

MPNH logo colourSince 1976, Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House builds vibrant, active communities who play an active role in civil society to assist people and their communities to live healthy, full lives. Executive Director Jocelyne Hamel: “Talking Trash is a ground breaking project that has the potential of becoming a best practice for engagement around zero waste results. But equally important, it has the potential to connect people who live in apartment buildings, condos and other multi-unit buildings in meaningful and enduring ways.”

GNH_logo_5aFor over 70 years Gordon Neighbourhood House has worked to foster a supportive, engaged and connected West End community that celebrates the diversity of our experiences. Paul Taylor, GNH’s Executive Director believes that “Supporting our communities by increasing their capacities and the required infrastructure to work towards zero waste is key to the sustainability of our community, city and planet”.

RCBClogoThe Recycling Council of British Columbia facilitates the exchange of ideas and knowledge that enable efficient solutions to eliminate waste. “Diverting organics from disposal is a crucial part of minimizing waste and maximizing resource conservation. RCBC welcomes the opportunity to assist this project’s efforts toward those goals,” Brock Macdonald, CEO, RCBC.


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