Archive for Live Green

Spring Cleaning with Happy Stan’s Recycling

    Ahhh… Spring. A season synonymous with new beginnings, renewal, and rejuvenation. After months of cold weather and dark days, we can finally start shedding those extra layers of clothing and admire the flowers beginning to bloom around the Tricities. It’s little wonder why many people undertake Spring cleaning this time of year, as […]

Have Old Stock? Happy Stan’s Recycling Can Take Care of It!

    Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s time to finally rid of that old winter stock. But if your stock room is packed to the brim and that 75% off sign still won’t make the sale, you may be tempted just to throw it out all together. But there’s another option besides the […]

Make it a GREEN Valentine’s Day!

  How do you say “I love you” without all the marked up flowers, waste and pricey restaurant meals? We polled the Happy Stan Recycling staff and came up with 10 green ways to celebrate the one you love.   1.     Why buy expensive long stem roses grown in greenhouses, likely with pesticides? You can […]

What’s So Special About Our Special Services?

    When you think about materials you can recycle, what automatically comes to mind? Most people say paper, cardboard, bottles, and cans. Sure, we take all of those and happily recycle them. However, some items take a lot more attention than just dropping them into the recycling bin. When these materials need to be […]

Waste-Less Entertaining

    The holidays should be about spending time with loved ones and enjoying one another’s company, not about who can spend the most and receive the most presents. That’s why, this week, we’ve decided to focus on entertaining with less waste.                   One of the down […]

Dreaming of a Green Christmas

      We know Elvis had a Blue Christmas, and Bing Crosby dreamt of a White Christmas, but we want to help you make yours a Green Christmas.                 Buy with purpose: Many people get caught up in the holidays and feel the pressure to buy something […]

Stan’s Tips for Green Transportation this Winter

        While our preferred method of getting around is by bike, as the weather turns to rain and snow, it’s not exactly the safest time of year to have two-wheel commute. So how do you get around when the weather isn’t cooperating?                   In […]

The New Swap Meet: Food Swapping

      Whether you do it as part of a social group with friends or show up at a meeting of fellow food swappers you’ve never met, you can bet on getting some wonderful and unique homegrown, homemade and foraged foods to bring back to your home. The idea behind a food swap is […]

Happy Stan’s Eco Tips for Dining Out

    Dining out can be a pretty wasteful activity, depending on where you go and the choices you make. Here are a few ideas to make dining out a pleasure for you and the environment. We’re not going to eradicate take-out waste completely, but you can make a dent by bringing your own containers. […]

Trash It or Recycle It? It’s Time to Change Your Perception

      Chances are you have looked at a crumpled up can or the little holes from your hole puncher and thought “Well, now that’s trash”. Guess what: you’re wrong. A recent study found that people do not understand the difference between trash and recyclables, and it’s all based on perception. When an item […]

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1603 Langan Ave., Port Coquitlam, BC

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Saturday and Sunday 11:00AM - 4:00PM
(closed on statutory holidays)

     
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