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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: www.bbotpledge.ca
Ocean Wise Shoreline Cleanup
Proud participant of the Ocean Wise Shoreline Cleanup, a conservation program that provides Canadians across the country the opportunity to take action in their communities wherever water meets land, one bit of trash at a time.
Okanagan Forest Task Force
We volunteer our time and donate equipment to the Okanagan Forest Task Force (OFTF), a group of outdoor enthusiasts who clean up our forests, recreational areas and along natural waterways.