Community

ABC Recycling’s belief in giving back to the community is rooted in the family’s tradition tzedakah, or charity. We are proud to support – through sponsorships, financial contributions, and staff resources – a variety of not-for-profit organizations in the arts, education, health care and community support services.

Become a Donor of Hope

Donate your scrap metal in support of BC Women's Newborn ICU, in exchange for a tax receipt!

ABC Recycling's Donor of Hope program engages industry to donate their scrap metal in support of BC Women's Hospital Newborn ICU, providing an essential, continuous source of funding to care for the most critically ill babies across the province.

When a BC baby is born too soon, too small or too sick to survive without help, the doctors and nurses of BC Women's Hospital Newborn ICU are there to save lives. But this critical work is only possible with access to the latest technologies and up-to-date equipment.

Our Donor of Hope program directly supports BC Women's Hospital's Hope Starts Here campaign and its goal to raise $17 million towards much-needed equipment upgrades. We are optimistic that - with your help - this goal can be reached.

For more information, please contact Karen Bichin 604-522-9727

Gold Partner $2,500 +

East West Alum Craft

Silver Partners $1,000 +

BSA Recycling

Iron Mountain Welding Ltd

Chloe's Story

David Yochlowitz, CEO of ABC Recycling, knows first-hand the critical value of the BC Women's Hospital Newborn ICU. His daughter, Chloe, was born 10 weeks early. It was a scary time in 2003. She weighed only three pounds and was held at the ICU for her first five weeks until she was strong enough, at five pounds, to go home.

Today, thanks to the great care that she received when she was born, Chloe is a healthy and active kid, and Davis is a proud member of the Campaign Cabinet focussed on raising funds in support of the Newborn ICU.

ABC Recycling and David's family have together donated $200,000 to the campaign. To learn more about how you can join David and ABC Recycling in supporting this vital resource for BC's sickest babies, please visit: BC Women's Foundation

ABC Recycling donates scrap cars to Burnaby Firefighters

The Burnaby Firefighters benefit from scrap cars donated by ABC to practice auto extrication procedures. Innovations by the automobile industry have resulted in increased safety for vehicle passengers, but in a serious motor vehicle accident they make the job of firefighters more difficult and dangerous. The same reinforcing that protects the vehicle occupants impedes efforts to treat and/or free them from the wreckage. Therefore it is critical that firefighters have the opportunity to practice stabilizing vechicles and treating and/or extricating the patients.

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

On August 10, 2016, in partnership with our neighbour Covanta, 11 volunteers collected 75 lbs of litter and recyclables along the perimeter of our Burnaby yard. The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a national program to tackle shoreline litter and aquatic debris to help protect our shorelines.

Campbell River Hospital Foundation Scrap Metal Challenge

ABC Recycling Campbell River partnered with the Campbell River Hospital Foundation for their annual Scrap Metal Challenge and raised just over $12,000. Over the last 5 years $70,000 has been raised in support of the Foundation. This year's funds will go towards two new pieces of equipment for the emergency room. Thank you to our customers and local community for donating their scrap metal proceeds towards the Foundation.

ABC Recycling Annual Food Drive Challenge

In 2016 ABC Recycling Nanaimo collected 627 lbs of food for their local Food Bank, taking first place in our company-wide Food Drive Challenge in support of our local food banks.

United Way

Over the past nine years, ABC Recycling and its employees have contributed over $370,000 to United Way. The strong support of employees in our Burnaby, Surrey and Campbell River operations has earned us Spirit Award for Employee Campaign Loyalty in both 2009 and 2010. We are also involved in the United Way’s annual Day of Caring, with ABC employees taking part in work projects at local not-for-profit agencies.

Burnaby Hospital Foundation

In honour of our 100th anniversary, we donated $50,000 over 10 years to endow the ABC Recycling Family Bursary for specialized neonatal education.


Volunteer Committee

This committee plans and coordinates various volunteer initiatives for its employees who are provided two days paid time annually to work with community initiatives.



School Tours

ABC Recycling invites local schools to come and tour our facility. We custom-design tours to match the ages of our young visitors and their curriculum needs. Tours of our Burnaby yard are offered the second Wednesday of the month, between 12-3:00 pm. For information emal: tours@abcrecycling.com.

BBOT's Pledge for a sustainable community

By taking the Burnaby Board Of Trade's Pledge, we are demonstrating that our company cares about the environment and wants to reduce its impact. For more information visit: www.bbotpledge.ca