Our Values

Citizenship | Leadership | Environment | Empowerment | Responsibility

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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.

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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

JAMIE KAMINSKI

President & Zero Waste Business Associate (ZWA, TRUE Advisor)

JEROME LAROULANDIE

JEROME LAROULANDIE

Sales Manager

Jerome studied Biology and Ecology in the beautiful west coast of France. His study journey took him to Quebec to learn more about toxicology and the environmental impacts created by our activities.

KATE SMITH

KATE SMITH

Zero Waste Program Manager

Kate was born and raised in Ontario, Canada where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Environment and Sustainability from Western University and a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Ryerson University.

PAOLO MUIR

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 MUIR

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.

MARY REMENIK

MARY REMENIK

Customer Service Coordinator

Mary is HSR Customer Service Coordinator, responding daily to the needs and queries of commercial and industrial clients we work with and the residential communities we serve.

MELBOURNE WILLIAMS

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.

CARLOS LEBLANC

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.

HINA ALI

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.

FRANCIS LEUNG

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.

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

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triovast logo
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quadreal logo
pavco logo
chickpea logo
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