Sustainability Practices

On Side Restoration implements processes and procedures that contribute to overall sustainability. Ranging...

On Side Restoration implements processes and procedures that contribute to overall sustainability. Ranging from chemical products used in the restoration process to furniture installed within an office, the effects on the environment are considered our top priority.

What we do:

FIELD RELATED
* Chemical products selected for use are environmentally friendly and/or biodegradable
* Materials marked for refuse are sorted on the job site and taken away only when necessary, reducing costs monetarily and environmentally
* Materials brought back to branch offices are sorted and consolidated into specific bins and taken away only when full to reduce costs both monetarily and environmentally
* Recyclable construction materials/goods are taken to Reuse-it Stores supporting local charities such as Habitat For Humanity
* We zone, where possible within a geographical area, reducing the need for employees to travel extensive distances; reducing our carbon footprint
* Crews carpool to job sites; reducing our carbon footprint
* Vehicles selected for use in the fleet that were once V8’s are now V6’s. If they were V6’s, they are now 4 cylinders
* ESPORTA contents wash system allows items that could previously not be restored to be properly cleaned reducing the refuse in our landfills
* Plastic bins are used for contents coming back to the plants (dirty) to reduce the need for cardboard boxes on pack-ups
* Temperatures are reduced in the warehouses and spot gas heat is used
* Plastic curtains are used on large bay doors to ‘naturally’ manage and regulate warehouse temperatures

BRANCH OFFICES:
* Doc-link: Paperless offices; a software system allowing previous paper processes to operate paperless through the management of workloads via computers
* High energy efficient flat screen monitors are replacing older monitors used at workstations
* Each work station has a recycle bin for paper
* Cubicles have glass on the upper portions, increasing daylight coming through the offices
* Each office has a bottle recycling program and money raised is donated to a local charity
* Auto light switches are used where possible
* High efficiency bulbs are used where possible
* Where possible, offices are located near bus routes or sky train lines

On Side Restoration is a forward thinking company. Reducing our carbon footprint for a better tomorrow remains our focus. Every effort is made to educate our branch offices and staff on how to implement processes that encourage sustainability.


LOCATIONS

Head Office 3157 Grandview Hwy Vancouver, BC, V5M 2E9 Tel: 604-293-1596 Fax: 604-293-2274 Toll Free: 1-888-663-6604
Abbotsford BC
604-850-2188
Barrie ON
705-712-0133
Calgary AB
403-291-2980
Dartmouth NS
902-579-7397
Duncan BC
250-701-9002
Durham BC
905-420-3817
Edmonton AB
780-497-7972
Grande Prairie AB
780-532-5883
Hamilton ON
226-792-7299
Kamloops BC
250-377-1240
Kelowna BC
250-491-8224
Kitchener ON
519-896-6700
Lethbridge AB
403-394-2980
London ON
519-652-1152
Medicine Hat AB
403-528-6470
Nanaimo BC
250-753-1088
Niagara ON
905-354-2951
Red Deer AB
403-340-8884
Squamish BC
604-892-0222
St. John's NL
709-579-9038
Surrey BC
604-501-0828
Toronto ON
905-474-3710
Truro NS
902-895-8716
Vancouver BC
604-293-1596
Vernon BC
250-558-5302
Victoria BC
250-479-7075
Woodstock ON
519-533-6020