Four Generations Of Recycling
From Horse-Drawn Buggies To Innovative Technology Solutions.
Regional Recycling is a family business, with its fourth generation now working in the company. Though the name has changed, recycling has been in his family since the early 1900s. Recycling is one of the country’s oldest professions, called scrapping back in the day. We still see it now with industrious locals who collect empties and scrap metal to earn money.
Founder, Leon Lotzkar, immigrated from Bulgaria at the turn of the century and got to work building a life for his family. In those days, recycling was not a word often used but regularly executed. Recycling looked different at that time. It was the process of fixing and reusing household items and the growing practice of resmelting metals.
In the early days of Pacific Metals, they collected any types of scraps they could. While metal was a priority, they’d even collect items like bones and scraps. As the years went on, they refined their business to focus on materials that could be locally processed and were in high demand.
Adaptation. This has been the ongoing practice for the Lotzkar recycling businesses. As the years went on, they added paper and plastic recycling to their business, and today the range is still growing.
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Innovation has not only focused on the processing of materials. It has shifted to convenience for its customers. As a result, three new services have been added to Regional Recycling’s roster.
Our latest innovation is Quikcount. Located in our Vancouver, Richmond, and Abbotsford locations, this machine can count hundreds of cans per minute!
Earn cash from your bottle return in only minutes. Recycling has come a long way over the last 120 years and likely won’t stop changing. What won’t change is Regional Recycling’s commitment to its community. Learn about how we give back to the community every month with our Charity of the Month program here.