Scrap metal recycling company ABC Recycling, based in Burnaby, B.C., Canada, has received the Private Sector Achievement Award by the Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC). ABC, with eight locations in British Columbia and Alberta, has been in business for more than 100 years. It is the first environmental award given to the company.
“It’s very exciting,” says Karen Bichin, ABC’s manager of community relations. “We’re really proud of receiving this award, and I think it’s just a great testament of our commitment to environmental sustainability and doing business the right away. It’s a big part of our philosophy.”
ABC received the award during the RCBC’s annual RCBC Zero Waste Conference, held in late May in Whistler, B.C.
ABC Recycling processes up to 20,000 tons per month of ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal, employs a full-time environment officer and recycles scrap metal from commercial and retail suppliers.
Other RCBC award recipients included:
- Non-Profit Achievement Award to Northern Environmental Action Team & Vernon and District Association for Community Living;
- Public Sector Achievement Award to the City of Campbell River, B.C.;
- Educator’s Award to School District 35 Langley, B.C.; and
- Youth Awards to Together Against Plastic (TAP) Bottles.