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May 10, 2023

Wally Pallos celebrates 45 years with ABC

In 1978 Wally Pallos started his career at ABC in the Burnaby Warehouse, doing everything from driving a forklift, bobcat, operating the now obsolete smokeless burner, aluminum smelter and copper wire chopper. Eventually he transitioned to the steel end of... Read More


October 24, 2022

David Yochlowitz Named Family Business CEO To Watch 2022

David is one of 23 business leaders featured in Family Business Magazine who have run their companies with a steady hand, maintaining (and even increasing!) value for family shareholders and strengthening bonds with employees. The members of Family Business Magazine’s... Read More


October 23, 2022

First deep-sea ferrous cargo shipped from the Port of Bellingham

On October 23, 2022 ABC shipped its first deep-sea ferrous metal cargo, the Blue Everton vessel, from the Port of Bellingham. This inaugural bulk shipment was a 23,000 metric tonne (t) mixed-composition cargo. ABC established a relationship with the Port... Read More



ABC Services Newcrest Red Chris Mine

Our Terrace team has been servicing Newcrest Red Chris Mine in Dease Lake, BC, on an ongoing basis during the Spring and Summer seasons. Red Chris Mine is in a remote area of Northern BC within the Tahltan Nation where... Read More


December 9, 2021

Indigenous Awareness Learning Session

Mindy Henyu facilitated our first Indigenous Awareness Learning Session with our Leadership Team. Together we developed and increased awareness on the diverse backgrounds and culture of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. We enhanced our knowledge of the historical impacts of colonization... Read More


November, 2021

Fred DeBoer Retires after 20 Years

Fred DeBoer joined ABC as a crane operator in 2001. As new equipment was introduced to the yard, Fred transitioned from operating the crane to Sennebogens and material handlers. In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities, Fred took on the role... Read More

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Diversity Makes Us Stronger

Outstanding Campaign Contributor

May 1, 2017

Outstanding Campaign Contributor

United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island is honoured to recognize and celebrate philanthropy in our community with the annual Spirit Awards. These awards commend the outstanding time, leadership & financial contributions of local individuals and organizations. In 2017 ABC... Read More

ABC Supports BC Womens NICU Campaign


ABC Supports BC Women’s NICU Campaign

In 2016 ABC Recycling and CEO David Yochlowitz contributed $200,000 to the BC Women’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Campaign. This donation, together with our Donor of Hope Campaign, raised a total of $450,000 in support of BC Women’s... Read More

15-year partnership with United Way

December 2015

15-year partnership with United Way

ABC’s partnership with United Way has resulted in over $400,000 in contributions through employee donations, our company match, and time. Karen Alko joins the United Way Campaign Associates Team from September to December 2015. Every year, local organizations and unions... Read More

ABC donates cars for Trans Am Totem

April 2015

ABC donates cars for “Trans Am Totem”

Trans Am Totem is a public art installation in Vancouver created by sculptor Marcus Bowcott. Part of the Vancouver Biennale, the piece was unveiled in April 2015. Located at the intersection of Quebec Street and Milross Avenue, near False Creek,... Read More

Burnaby Hospital Foundation Legacy Projects

October 27, 2012

Burnaby Hospital Foundation Legacy Projects

To celebrate our 100 year anniversary, we established two legacy projects with the Burnaby Hospital Foundation. One of the projects was a gift of $30,000 to purchase a Transport Isolette, a mobile, enclosed unit designed to create a controlled, stable... Read More


June 24, 2012

100 Year Anniversary Golf Tournament

On June 24, 2012 130 golfers participated in the ABC Recycling 100th Anniversary Golf Tournament at Morgan Creek. The tournament raised over $23,000 from the silent auction, live auction, donations and sponsors for the Kidney Foundation of BC. In 2010,... Read More

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Noteworthy Projects

June 6, 2022

ABC Recycling and Williams Lake First Nation sign a MOU

On June 6, 2022 ABC Recycling and Williams Lake First Nation (WLFN) signed a MOU which includes revenue sharing, employment opportunities, and developing and growing new relationships. In February 2023, ABC and WLFN secured a contract with Gibraltar Mine Mines... Read More


September 1, 2021

Rio Tinto’s Kemano Second Tunnel (T2) Project

The BC Works’ Kitimat aluminum smelter relies on hydroelectric power from the Kemano Powerhouse, which is located 75km southeast of Kitimat and is only accessible by air or sea. The T2 project commenced in 1989; since then, 8.4km of T2... Read More

ABC Recycling partners with BC First Nations Waste Management Program

April 7, 2017

ABC Recycling partners with BC First Nations Waste Management Program

Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) began the BC First Nations Solid Waste Program in 2008 to address the communities’ needs and challenges around recycling, composting and waste reduction. High transport costs lead remote communities to stockpile discarded appliances and... Read More

Tundra Take-Back


Tundra Take-Back

The Tundra Tak-Back project seeks to bring automotive and appliance recycling to communities in Canada’s remote regions. In 2016, ABC staff provided training on how to depollute end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) in Makkovik, in the Nunatsiavut region of Labrador. The team... Read More



Houston Forest Products Demo Project

Houston, located halfway between Prince George and Terrace, was once home to Houston Forest Products West Fraser Mill. ABC Recycling Prince George was awarded the contract to demolish the Mill, prepare the steel and ship it offsite. The project was... Read More

February 24, 2016

Evergreen Line Tunnel Project

ABC Recycling was contracted by SNC-LAVALIN Constructors/SELI Canada Joint Venture (SSJV) from November 28, 2015 to February 24, 2016 to assist in the safe removal and recycling of the Alice Tunnel Boring Machine from the Evergreen Line. The scope of... Read More

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