We believe in strengthening the lives of our people and community. Giving back to the community is rooted in our family’s tradition tzedakah, or charity.

United Way Workplace Campaign

Over the past ten years, ABC Recycling and its employees have contributed over $400,000 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.

Scrap cars donated 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.

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 email:

Sharing our Industry Knowledge

Through our partnership with Scout Environmental Tundra Take Back project, ABC staff provide hands-on training in the removal of potential pollutants from appliances and vehicles.

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:

Protecting our environment

Green Marine

ABC Recycling is a proud certified member of the Green Marine Program, an environmental certification program for the North American marine industry. It is a voluntary, transparent and inclusive initiative that addresses key environmental issues through its 14 performance indicators. To receive their certification, participants must benchmark their annual environmental performance through the program’s self-evaluation guides, have their results verified by an accredited external verifier and agree to publication of their individual results.

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Proud participant of the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF-Canada’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.