Kelsey Evans is the owner and operator of the recycling company, Keep It Green Recycling, which services business, film productions, homes and special events in the Metro Vancouver area. Since elementary school, Kelsey has taken part in many recycling clubs. She has always been passionate for recycling and enjoys creating ways in which she can apply sustainability towards the environment.
Kelsey has been a part of sustainable production work on shows such as Tomorrowland, and she has consulted with Green Spark Group to advance a coordinated approach to sustainable production efforts in British Columbia.
Her best piece of advice for keeping our planet green is to choose to work with a recycling company who is passionate about what they do and dispose of your waste properly.
Katrina works mainly on location at our facility in Port Coquitlam. She enjoys helping the environment while staying active and interacting with lots of different people. We’re a bit of a smaller group so she enjoys getting to know each other on a personal level.
Katrina has all kinds of bins for different types of recycling set up at her townhouse complex in Port Moody including compost bins for food waste. She even helps out friends and family with their recycling bin set ups too! She is a huge animal lover and has a dog named Daisy. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with friends, bowling, and playing cards and board games.
Her best advice for keeping our planet green is carpooling or turning the lights off when you’re not using them.
Client Care Specialist
Natasha joined the Keep It Green in 2019. Being passionate about sustainability and recycling, she aspired to have a meaningful job where she was making a difference. She looks forward to her day working with the team and discovering new things about recycling.
Natasha grew up in Coquitlam, and loves doing yoga and hiking with her dog.
She tries to avoid single use plastics whenever possible and buys her groceries in bulk. Her best advice to have a positive impact on the environment is to limit your consumption of meat and animal products, and to repurpose old clothing instead of buying fast fashion.
Scott joined our team in September 2020. He learned about KIGR through his sister Kelsey and decided to join our crew.
Scott grew up in Powell River. His favorite things about living there were being part of a small town and enjoying the outdoors. In his spare time, Scott enjoys off roading in his lifted Jeep and working on vehicles in the driveway.
Scott grew up in a household that recycles everything, and he still does to this day.
Gary joined the Keep It Green team in 2018. His favourite part of his day is visiting all the film studios, sites and stages. He takes admiration in everyone’s hard work and creativity in the industry.
Gary is from Hong Kong and says that it was not very ‘green’ growing up but since visiting again recently, he was happy to see it has cleaned up a lot! In his spare time, Gary enjoys hiking and hanging out with friends.
Gary personally recycles at home and advises his friends to do the same.
Justin started working here in January 2021. He learned about our company through his friend, Scott.
He loves driving so it was a no brainer. He finds it interesting visiting different film sets throughout the day and seeing the inner workings of all the different departments.
Justin grew up in Alberta and then Maple Ridge. He has a cat and loves going off-roading. Outside of KIGR, he recycles at home and always make sure his engine oil is dealt with responsibly. His best advice for keeping our planet green is to use reusable water bottles and reusable shopping bags.
Ethan found out about Keep It Green because we were doing pickups at his previous job. When he heard we were hiring, it was a no brainer for him to apply for the job because our crew always looked happy working. His favourite part of the day is visiting the film sets and being part of the sustainability movement in the industry.
Ethan has always lived in the Lower Mainland. He enjoys hiking, outdoor activities and he is working towards earning a private pilot license.
At home, Ethan and his girlfriend make a conscious effort not to use single use plastics. They use reusable straws and reusable bags for grocery shopping.
Truck Team Member
Steve learned about Keep It Green when he repurposed materials through our Material Reuse. He watched the business grow and believed what we were doing was essential to the community. Although his professional life was already busy, he heard that we needed help and stepped up without hesitation.
Steve feels blessed to have lived in many different wonderful cities, have a beautiful family and fantastic friends. He has been a healthcare provider, a researcher, an educator and a consultant. Now he stops stuff from needlessly hitting the landfills.
Steve believes future generations need to have sustainable habits and be more responsible managing the ecosystem. He wants his kids and grandkids to have a beautiful B.C. so he is doing his part and hopefully leading by example.
Truck Team Member
Mallory started in February of this year, and is already a key part of our team. She wanted a job that included her making a difference and being part of the change. Her favourite part of her day at Keep It Green is seeing the many office dogs!
Mallory grew up in Port Coquitlam and loves working close to home. She has two rescue dogs of her own, and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
At home, she encourages her family to recycle all that they can and donate anything that cannot be recycled. Her best piece of advice for others when recycling is to read labels carefully to ensure items are recycled correctly.
Truck Team Member
Tyrel heard about Keep It Green through a friend in the film industry and applied to work here in March 2021. He wanted to make a change and work somewhere with a bigger purpose. Visiting the different film sets around Vancouver is his favourite part of the day and he loves working in a great team environment.
Tyrel has lived all over the Lower Mainland and has settled down in Coquitlam with his wife and their chihuahua, Chloe. They have a recycling bin for everything possible, as well as a compost bin. They even bought a Hybrid vehicle to cut back on emissions. They enjoy road trips, travelling, photography and playing guitar.
His biggest piece of advice to keep our planet green (other than recycling) is to turn off the lights when they are not in use. Opening the blinds or curtains doesn’t consume energy and it’s free!
Warehouse Team Member
Sharon joined our team in January 2020. She learned about Keep It Green Recycling from her daughter and she became part of the team shortly after.
Sharon is blessed with a big family. She has 5 children, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
At home, Sharon does a lot of composting, repurposing and recycling. Her biggest piece of advice for keeping our planet green is to turn off the lights when they are not in use, unplug items in your home when you’re not using them and try to use as much natural light as you can.
Izzy & Luna
Izzy and Luna are our furry and friendly greeters at our home base in Port Coquitlam.
These two hop in the car every morning with Kelsey and join her and the office team for the day at Keep It Green Recycling. If you’ve ever come to the office, you’ll have been greeted by them.
Be sure to give a pat and a few cuddles to these two next time you’re in!