Urban Impact.  Recycling at Work.

This video vignette is from the 2010 Ernst and Young's Entrepeneur of the Year Awards, where Nicole Stefenelli won Cleantech Entrepreneur of The Year! Read more about her win in BC Business' article, in Latest News...

Urban Impact is a market leading integrated recycling company, delivering sustainable waste management services including, paper recycling and cardboard recycling, through to total waste management solutions.

We provide practical, cost-effective customer-centric recycling solutions to over 5,000 customers from Chilliwack to Whistler in British Columbia and have recently expanded to serve the Calgary market.

With no investment in landfill, we commit to optimizing recycling and recovery of waste whilst reducing our customers’ costs and meeting environmental best practices. In 2010, we diverted 100,000 metric tonnes from landfills.

Our customer base ranges from some of the best known organizations through to thousands of small enterprises and a variety of public sector organizations.

Contact us Today. Our recycling solution is just a phone call away. We’ll help your business expand your recycling program, securely destroy confidential documents, and reduce your impact on the environment.

Urban is hiring- check out our Careers page.

Contact Urban Impact today for Recycling that Works. We will help your business expand your recycling program, securely destroy confidential documents, and reduce your impact on the environment

Urban Impact's Recycling at Work recycling solution was designed to meet your waste disposal and recycling needs. We recycle:

  • Office & bulk paper recycling
  • Cardboard recycling
  • Mixed container recycling (glass, metal and plastics)
  • Soft plastics recycling (shrink-wrap, plastic bags)
  • Electronics (computer/printer/peripherals/cell phones)
  • Batteries
  • Organics (food waste)
  • Fluorescent tubes, CFL
  • Wooden Pallets and other wood products
  • Hazardous Non Bio (drywall/construction materials/ACM/fiberglass)

Our Secure Paper shredding service destroys all your confidential material, giving you complete peace of mind. We can also accommodate special office clean-outs.

We’ll show you how to green your business and reduce your carbon footprint. Our recycling audit service, carried out on a site by site basis, will benchmark your current performance against achievable best practices - identifying opportunities to divert waste from landfill and increase recycling and other recovery possibilities, enabling you to take advantage of the resulting cost savings.

Let Urban Impact help save you money, time – and the environment. Get in touch today.

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June 13, 2011
Urban Impact was proud to be the Green Sponsor of the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival. Recognized as North America's biggest and best, the 23rd annual Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver was a celebration of our diverse and beautiful city, attracting over 100,000 people and close to 180 dragon boat teams from across the Lower Mainland and around the globe.Read more...

May 9, 2011
On May 7, two of Urban Impact's drivers- Fraser and Paul helped the BCAA/NW firefighters shred 5000kg and raise over $4000 at a Shredathon. We received a really nice thank you from BCAA...Read more...

April 26, 2011
April 23rd, CKNW’s Renowned Sean Leslie interviews Nicole Stefenelli on The World Today Weekend, for her thoughts on all things Earth Week 2011. Read more...

April 26, 2011
On April 23, Urban Impact’s Festivals and Events team was on hand at the Capers Whole Foods Robson Street store’s Earth Day Celebration. We provided free recycling services to help the store’s festival in the heart of Robson Street divert compost waste from the landfill. Read more...

April 21, 2011
At Urban Impact, we believe that for events and festivals, advance planning is key in making waste reduction efforts successful. For event organizers, taking steps to limit waste in the first place goes a long way in reducing litter, cost and the negative impacts that waste has on the environment. Find out how Urban Impact helped the City of Richmond’s Winterfest festival divert most of the waste generated at the event from the landfill. Click here for Case Study

April 21, 2011
Dear Urban Impact Team,
Ever since our son Kaden was a baby, he has been fascinated with garbage and recycling. It started with him watching through the window as the trucks came to pickup our garbage and recycling weekly. He watches videos on YouTube of recycling trucks and has a growing collection of books and toys. His favorite play activity is to load up bins with recycling materials and then have a toy truck come pick it up.

April 18, 2011
Urban Impact's 2011 Earth Week Schools are underway. Our President and CEO Nicole Stefenelli takes Grade 4/5 students for a tour of our Richmond processing plant. Today, we had a special tour for Kaden who is just four years old. Read more...

April 18, 2011
$1,110 was raised at the first Shred-a-Thon of the year that occurred in Maple Ridge over the weekend! 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue team. Next Shred-a-Thon is on Saturday, April 30th at the VanCity Langley Community Branch!

April 6, 2011
On March 10, 2011, Metro Vancouver’s held its sold out inaugural Zero Waste Challenge Conference. The Conference featured keynote speakers, regional success stories and other conference highlights. The Zero Waste Challenge Strategy builds from the Management Plan by presenting a series of priority initiatives and actions. The strategy focuses on sectors and materials with immediate opportunity for change and success. Read more...

March 18, 2011
Urban Impact believes that showing students the fascinating subject of recycling will inspire them to reduce what they consume, recycle more and be better global and local citizens. Twice a year, we bring grade 4/5 students for school tours at our Richmond processing plant. Our tours are focused on showing kids what happens to recycling once they have placed their recycling materials in the blue box at home, or the blue box at school. Read more...

March 17, 2011
On May 11, Urban Impact Founder and President Nicole Stefenelli will be speaking at momCafe in Port Moody, a forum for connecting and inspiring professional women who are mothers. Nicole will reflect on her journey that lead her to her success. You may not know that as a mom to 4 children, Nicole coaches soccer teams, cheers on her BMX racer and horseback rides regularly with her kids!

March 16, 2011
Urban Impact to donate 50% of all funds collected during the March 16 Shred Days to the Canadian Red Cross Japan Earthquake/Asia-Pacific Tsunami fund.
For more information:
Red Cross website