United We Can is a Vancouver based non-profit organization that creates economic opportunities through environmental initiatives for people living in the Downtown Eastside. It was created by locals for locals who rely on recycling refundable beverage containers as their source of income.
The recycling depot was the first major undertaking and is the largest social enterprise project hosted by United We Can. It opened in 1995 and continues to thrive today. The depot provides recyclers with a safe working environment while ensuring that all customers receive the full deposit on all refundable beverage containers.