Our Values

Citizenship | Leadership | Environment | Empowerment | Responsibility

WHO WE ARE 

Our Story

Established in 1988, HSR began by offering paper and cardboard collection for recycling and from there grew its services, offering a host of resource management solutions that encourage the highest and best use of materials.

After witnessing the extent of our societal mismanagement of resources on the frontlines for decades, HSR has now transitioned towards providing knowledge, solutions and monitoring for facilities to reduce the amount of waste they generate, as opposed to simply diverting it away from landfill.

This paradigm shift is today referred to as Zero Waste.

With access to a global network of Zero Waste and resource management professionals, we represent the premier local driver of Zero Waste practices and policies within the business community, offering a wide array of Zero Waste and Resource Management Services that guide facilities towards a lower environmental impact and the circular/sharing economy.

WHO WE ARE 

Our People & Culture

We live our values.

They drive our organization and more importantly, they represent the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ we treat both each other, as well as the communities which we serve.

Zero Waste teaches us that we are part of a whole.

We believe that by treating others as we want to be treated, with compassion and respect, we foster positive citizenship. We believe true leadership begins by listening to the needs and wants of the people we work with and the people we live with. We listen, so we can lead. Environmental protection is our core, motivating us to drive change and ensure everyone can enjoy a healthy and happy community. We believe that by offering learning opportunities we promote empowerment and positive change. We all have a shared responsibility and never shy away from our own.

Likewise, we encourage everyone to stand up and be counted.

WHO WE ARE

Our Team

Jamie Kaminski
General Manager & Zero Waste Business Associate (ZWA, TRUE Advisor)

Jamie’s experience is in solid waste management from both a ground level and policymaking perspective. Jamie’s area of expertise lies within international best practices in Zero Waste, and in respect to internationally accepted Zero Waste policies and programs.

Jamie works with fellow policy advisors to create strong, practical and enforceable policies that drive change towards Zero Waste. With 27 years of active engagement in the waste diversion industry working for HSR, Jamie has developed extensive experience in understanding how regional policies and bylaws affect the existing waste management system from the perspective of the service provider, the client, as well as the region as a whole.
Paolo Muir
Zero Waste Associate (ZWA)

Paolo joined the HSR family in 2017, after having met Jamie through the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) network. Paolo developed his vocation for Zero Waste early on, learning closely from the council of Capannori in Tuscany, Italy, the first European council to adhere to a Zero Waste policy.

Paolo’s postgraduate fieldwork research offered a comparative analysis between top-down and bottom-up approaches to Zero Waste in Europe, focusing on the continent’s two most prominent examples in Scotland and Italy. His work has led him to develop a strategically valuable network within the Zero Waste field via Zero Waste Europe and the Zero Waste International Alliance. With +6 years of international work, he is currently working in Canada to spread the portfolio of good practices developed, towards implementing Zero Waste policies and practices.
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Susan Lowther
Customer Service Coordinator

Susan was born and raised in the UK, where she completed her degree in administration at the University of Newcastle. She has since moved to Canada where she has raised her family, who are also actively engaged with our HSR family.

Before joining HSR Susan completed her Project Management course at the University of British Columbia (UBC), as well as her Team Building training in Whistler here in BC. Passionate about music, the theatre, golf, and of course football (soccer), Susan today is our Lead Customer Service Representative, responding daily to the needs and queries of the people we work with and the communities we serve.
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Carlos LeBlanc
On-site Operations Coordinator

Carlos was born and raised in the Philippines, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce at the University of East Manila. Carlos continued down his path as a Sales Supervisor for 6 years at Asia Brewery Budweiser,

Before moving to Canada in the year 2000, where he completed a degree in Hospitality & Management at Vancouver Community College. He continued his professional experience here in Canada working locally with BC Ferries for 3 years, Columbia Skylight for 7 years, and has now been with the HSR family since 2014. Carlos has accumulated a wealth of experience working on-site with
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Melbourne Williams
Recovery Center Coordinator

Born in the UK, and after having lived in Sierra Leone, Melbourne joined the HSR family back in 2008, when he first moved to Canada. Melbourne’s background was originally in electrical engineering back in the UK.

Born in the UK, and after having lived in Sierra Leone, Melbourne joined the HSR family back in 2008, when he first moved to Canada. Melbourne’s background was originally in electrical engineering back in the UK. Melbourne has followed through with his knack for mechanics here in Canada, completing a specialized course focusing on refrigeration at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT),
complemented by a Level 1 and Level 2 on leadership, also at BCIT. Melbourne has developed extensive experience in the resource management sector since joining HSR, where he has gained first hand experience of all roles required to run our warehouse and service our clients to the HSR standard.
Melbourne now runs our warehouse during the day, dedicating his spare time to his family and the love for football (soccer) as team captain for West Coast Milan.
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Francis Leung
Financial Analyst

Francis is our organization’s financial expert due to his extensive experience in the accounting profession. Francis is a member of the Certified General Accountants (CGA) association of BC. Francis was first articled with Price Waterhouse & Co back in Hong Kong

He had then been working as a Regional Auditor for Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. and as Group Accountant for the Wallem Group as part of the shipping industry before emigrating to Canada in 1996. He has held a variety of accounting positions throughout his career, as well as the role of Chief Financial Officer at Hamilton & Spill for over 6 years, operating in the furniture distribution industry. Francis ensures that everything is order for ourselves internally, as well as for the clients we work with.
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Hina Ali
People & Engagement Leader

Hina was born and raised in Pakistan. She has a Master’s in Public Administration with 7 years of experience working in the field of Human Resource Management. Her areas of interest are training and development, corporate governance, and organizational behavior.

Before coming to Canada, she has served as a Lecturer at a University, where she advocated and embraced diversity, empathy and transparency. Hina is a self-committed person, who is striving to add a drop in the bigger pool, in order to bring positivity in the world by putting her mind and soul in the work. She also has a keen interest in arts, loves to travel and explore different cultures.
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Luiza Rocha
Marketing & Sales Coordinator

Luiza was born and raised in Brazil, where she achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a Masters Degree in Marketing and Sales. Luiza has recently graduated with distinction in the Post-Degree Diploma in Marketing Management at Langara College, Vancouver.

Besides her vast academic experience, Luiza has over 10 years of experience in the Marketing & Sales field. Before joining HSR family, she has worked mainly in the Real Estate industry and ran her own business, an awarded Craft Beer Pub in her hometown, Rio de Janeiro. Luiza is passionate about growing brands, creating marketing strategies, coordinating events, building relationships and traveling around the world with her family.
WHO WE WORK WITH 

Everyone can work
towards Zero Waste.

CONVENTION CENTERS
FILM SETS
HOTELS
MANUFACTURING
MUNICIPALITIES
TECH
OFFICE SPACES
RESTAURANTS
RETAIL
SHIPPING
SHOPPING CENTERS
WAREHOUSING
WHO WE WORK WITH

Our Clients

HOW TO REACH US

Begin your Zero Waste journey today!