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Zero Waste Demonstration Hub

In support of our goal to become a zero waste community by 2040, we are collaborating with the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) to explore transforming our former recycling materials receiving yard, located at 1198 East Kent Avenue South, into a zero waste demonstration hub. 

What's happeningParticipate in a market sounding survey

We are exploring transitioning the former recycling receiving yard into a proposed Zero Waste Demonstration Hub and would like your input.

If you are a zero waste innovator, participate in the survey. Survey closes July 8 at 5pm.

Take survey

Information session (June 17, 2021): 

If realized, the Zero Waste Demonstration Hub could serve as an industrial-sized incubator and demonstration space to: 

  • Enable zero waste and clean technology companies to commercialize (for example, gain partners, investment, customers)
  • Reduce waste to landfill and incinerator 
  • Increase green jobs 
  • Establish technologies that could be scaled up for City operations 

Steps to a Zero Waste Demonstration Hub

As a first step, we will undertake exploratory market sounding with the zero waste and clean technology community to understand what resources and infrastructure would be needed for the potential Zero Waste Demonstration Hub. 

Once we’ve gauged local interest, resourcing and infrastructure needs, a decision on whether the project should go forward will be made.

For more information, email: ZeroWasteInnovation@vancouver.ca