Buddy Boyd founded the award winning Gibsons Recycling Depot in 2003 (which includes Going Green Business from the Town of Gibsons and the Best Green Business in British Columbia for 2013), and created BC’s first and largest non-government funded Resource Recovery Centre. Amongst his many firsts is Styrofoam® Recycling. His plans include mattress deconstruction, Textile and Glass recycling and up-cycling, organics diversion which is linked into other local businesses interested in composting and community gardens. Buddy has learned over the years that it takes persistence and innovation to drive success in addressing solid waste management responsibly and developing financially viable solutions is critical. His centre is a successful operational model for today and tomorrow, and Buddy brings a wealth of practical, hands-on operational experience to our team.