About Interior Recycling


Over 30 Years of Recycling Experience in Vernon, BC

Our History

The History of Interior Freight & Bottle Depot

70s to mid 90s

Interior Freight & Bottle Depot

Did you Know? From the 70s – mid 90s Interior Freight delivered Flour to Bakeries.

In the mid 70s a freight company was founded by Hank Aarsen as “Interior Freight Forwarding.”

In 1981 it became “Interior Freight & Bottle Depot.”

1991 to 1999

New Beginnings

1991 – Soda/Beer Can densifying and processing.

1994 – The company decided to start taking large amounts of cardboard and grow its operations by adding recycling for Plastics, Jars, and Newspapers.

1996 – Deposit system expanded into Juice & Water Containers.

1998 – Deposit system expanded further into all other drink containers and wine & spirits.

2000 to 2009

Further Expansion

2000 – Expanded into Paper Shredding.

2006 – Interior Freight & Bottle Depot decided to add “Interior Mobile Shredding” as a new division and service, Confidential Paper Shredding, to the North Okanagan area.

2008 – Interior Freight & Bottle Depot built a brand new facility to meet the demands and recycling needs of its customers.

2008 – Interior Freight & Bottle Depot started accepting Electronics for recycling.

2009 – Added Paint recycling.

“Environmental Leadership Award” – Regional District of the North Okanagan (RDNO)

2010 to present

Waste Management

2010 – Began recycling Styrofoam.

2011 – Started taking Small Appliances.

2012 – Now accepting Power Tools, Exercise Machines, and Hobby Machines

2013 – Expanded into Non Ferrous Scrap Metal

2014 – Expanded recycling services with introduction of Recycle BC

2015 – Awarded Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) recycling contract with the Regional District of North Okanagan

2016 – Chamber of Commerce Green Business of the Year Award

2018 – Other Flexible Packaging services added onto Recycle BC