TidyTrailers.com Moves Location To Richmond, BC
January 1, 2013
TidyTrailers has moved in to bigger digs. Effective January 1, 2013 all operations for TidyTrailers, Tidybins, and TidyTotes will operate under 1 roof. We have consolidated two warehouses and a storage yard in Delta, BC into one 12,000 sq. foot facility in Richmond BC. Located on 0.97 of an acre on the Fraser River our new facility, when fully operational will be a brokerage facility licensed by MetroVancouver. Our mandate to recycle 90% of all materials brought to the facility.
Our goal at TidyTrailers will be to bring all loads containing recyclable materials from our customers to TIDYLAND for separation and repackaging to take materials to appropriate recycling facilities.
Currently Tidy generates in excess of 400 mattresses a month, approximately 60 tonnes of scrap metal, 120 tonnes of wood, 20 tonnes of paper and cardboard and more.
For more information on TIDYLAND please call us at 604-329-3796.
Press Release - February 1, 2011
TidyTrailers.com Rubbish Removal & Recycling
combining Social Responsibility & Social Media
When TidyTrailers started in 2006, founders Rob Livingstone & Oliver Wolf turned to New Media opportunities to grow their brand.
Since 2006 most of their marketing dollars have been spent on online marketing, “The pay per click system has been very successful for us combined with providing fresh content.” says Rob Livingstone.
In 2008 the duo appeared on Dragons Den, although the pair was offered a deal, the hyper growth of the company changed the valuation before a deal could be done.
Today, the junk removal and disposal bin company is eyeing opportunities in social media. CEO, Robert Livingstone explains, “We built our business on great customer experiences, and so our customers have been our best advertisements thus far. From this, we believe social media like Twitter and Facebook will allow our customers to share their experiences faster and farther.”
Livingstone is also seeing other trends. There are new corporate models like social enterprise companies, these not-for-profit companies are competing for the same dollars as for-profit companies, but investing in the community. We believe for profit companies should be supporting our communities as well.
Since 2008 TidyTrailers has been a proud supporter of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, and today we are demonstrating our commitment to such a great cause. TidyTrailers is going to donate $1.00 per Twitter follower to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice until we reach 5000, and if the Vancouver Canucks win the Stanley Cup in 2011, TidyTrailers will double that donation.
TidyTrailers.com is wholly owned by StoneWolf Ventures Ltd. TidyTrailers.com offers an economical and recycle friendly alternative to other rubbish removal and mini bin companies.
Our Recycling and Waste Disposal services are based on the weight of the load, unlike other waste management companies that base their rates on the volume.
About Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
Canuck Place opened its doors in 1995 as the first free standing children’s hospice in North America. Today it offers a comprehensive continuum of care to over 400 children and teens with life-threatening illnesses and their families throughout B.C., and is recognized globally as a leader in pediatric palliative care. The unique program offers world-class health care within a home-like environment, with comfortable surroundings, personalized programs, caring professional staff and dedicated volunteers. For more information, please visit www.canuckplace.org
For more information please contact (Please Use Subject “Media”):
Rob Livingstone, CEO firstname.lastname@example.org 604.329.3796
Congratulations to our Promotion Winners - January 5, 2010
Kirk Williams & Robert Skene of Vancouver are our 2009 Warming up To Spring promotion winners.
Kirk and Rob used TidyTrailers several times in 2009, which I am sure increased their odds of winning. Kirk and Rob were renovating their downtown condo, you can see there story on our blog page.
We want to thank all our current and past customers for your patronage, without great customers we couldn’t build such a great company.
This contest has closed but Oliver and I will be creating something new for 2010. All our customer who use us from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 will be entered to win.
Happy New Year,
Rob, Oliver & the rest of the TidyTrailers staff
Press Release - May 7, 2009
Every year The Salvation Army recycles 100 million pounds of textiles through its network of thrift stores across Canada. That’s the equivalent of 250 garbage trucks being diverted from the landfill into clothes recycled into drawers and closets in homes.
"It started out as a way for the Army to supply a fresh set of clothes to those embarking on a fresh start at a new life, but has grown into a network of 300 stores selling low cost clothing to families" says Major Brian Venables of The Salvation Army. "The current economic condition facing us all, has resulted in an increase in those shopping in our stores".
Increased sales means a need for increased giving of gently used clothes. All proceeds from the stores are sent to other Salvation Army programs to assist in funding the services the Army provides in the community. In short, all donations help us to reuse, recycle and rehabilitate.
Tidy Trailers has recognized this increased need, and wants to help. And so, are sponsoring The Salvation Army at this weekend’s EPIC - Sustainable Living Expo at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Drop by any Salvation Army thrift store or visit the booth at EPIC to learn more about affordable clothing, as well as the Army’s unique approach to sustainable living today.
For further information contact:
Major Brian Venables
Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and Development
Salvation Army Thrift Stores in Canada recycle over 100 million pounds of textiles, every year. All Salvation Army Thrift Store profits fund Salvation Army social services and programs. By donating gently-worn clothing to The Salvation Army, you are investing in all disenfranchised groups and people that The Salvation Army serves.
The Salvation Army began in Canada in 1882, and is the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services, serving 1.5 million people each year, in over 400 communities.
Dragons' Den Exposure Helps Delta Business
By Marke Andrews, Vancouver Sun April 4, 2009
Dragons' Den was a great experience for Rob Livingstone and Oliver Wolf, who run Delta-based rubbish removal company Tidy Trailers. A segment taped last spring and aired in October showed Livingstone and Wolf pitching their business and receiving an offer from dragon Jim Treliving to buy half their company for $150,000.
They said no, and while Treliving's offer is still on the table, there is no doubt the show had a huge effect on the business. Livingstone and Wolf received more than 300 inquiries from people who either wanted to invest in the company or -- something neither partner had even considered -- wanted to start a franchise operation elsewhere in Canada. Other people wanted to hire them for cleanups, especially when they made a point on the show that they recycle as much of the trash as they can.
Their distinctive yellow bins make people remember them.
"Half the time you'll be driving around and people will be honking and waving, because they remember us from Dragons' Den," Livingstone said with a laugh.
Tidy Trailers currently has five trucks, 20 trailers and six employees.
Marke Andrews, Vancouver Sun
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Press Release - May 28, 2008
We are back, we are not allowed to talk about our experience in the den, but we can say TidyTrailers.com participated in the filming of the hit CBC show Dragons Den. Be prepared to watch in the fall of 2008.
Garbage Collection Comes with Environmental Twist
Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2008
By Jessica Kerr, The Delta Optimist
One local company is trying to get the word out about how it's trying to help Mother Nature.
Ladner-based Tidy Trailers will be one of many eco-minded businesses showcasing themselves at EPIC: The Sustainable Living Expo this weekend.
The second annual expo, set for April 18 to 20 at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre, is Vancouver's largest green consumer show and eco-marketplace. Its aim is to showcase how the average consumer can make choices that are more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Tidy Trailers offers rubbish removal with a twist -- it tries to recycle as much of the material picked up as possible. The company takes the environmental effort one step further by mitigating its own impact on the environment as it carries out its daily business.
Started three years ago by Rob Livingstone and Oliver Wolf, Tidy Trailers does not use large, diesel trucks to pick up and transport waste.
The company uses smaller pickup trucks to move its trailers, limits load sizes and hand sorts materials to make sure everything that can be recycled makes it to the right place.
Livingstone said the company started off small but has grown significantly over the past three years. It started with two trailers, grew to seven last year and now has 12 in use.
The partners also own a renovation company and had to haul a lot of their own rubbish from work sites. They soon realized getting rid of garbage could be a business in itself and now Tidy Trailers is a larger part of the operation than the renovations.
They had other inspirations as well.
"I've got three kids and I've got to leave something for the kids," Livingstone said.
Wolf said many people are seeking out greener alternatives these days.
"If you're not going to go green, you're going to get left behind."
Tidy Trailers recently expanded to add another recycling element to its business - just on a slightly smaller scale.
Tidy Totes serves offices, businesses and residences around the Lower Mainland and into the Fraser Valley that are not served by a municipal recycling program.
The company provides the customer with three bins for various recyclable materials - newsprint, other paper products as well as drink containers, plastics and glass.
The bins are then picked up on a regular basis - weekly, bi-weekly or monthly - for recycling while clean ones are left behind.
Livingstone said the company decided to take part in EPIC: The Sustainable Living Expo as a way to get the word out about what the company is doing.
Daily tickets to EPIC cost $12 for adults and $10 for seniors, students and youth (children under 12 are admitted for free), and can be purchased at the door. Tickets purchased online at www.epicexpo.com cost $9 for adults and $7 for seniors and youths.
Weekend for all three days cost $20 at the door, however online discounts are also available.
For more information about Tidy Trailers visit www.tidytrailers.com.
Copyright The Delta Optimist 2008
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