Pacific Metals
Recycling International
Established 1912

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What We Do

At Pacific Metals we pride ourselves in being an over 107 year old, 4th generation, family owned and operated recycling company.

We work with companies of all different sizes and look forward to hearing from you to discuss your recycling needs.


Does your company generate scrap metal during processing?

Service - Ability

We provide companies all over British Columbia with individualized recycling programs to fit their recycling needs.


Does your company look to export or import materials?

Market - Ability

We have contacts around the world and can help connect you to the correct market with the best price for your material.


Does your company have goods for destruction?

Depend - Ability

We are able to provide certified destruction for all types of products and industries. If you have sensitive products that require certified destruction, let us know.

What We Recycle



Insulated Copper Wire


Stainless Steel




Want to recycle something you don't see here?
Give us a call at 604-327-1148.


Every Day Is Earth Day

Committed to environmental sustainability, Pacific Metals specializes in developing recycling programs for all types of companies. If your company creates what you may consider “waste” it may be recyclable, give us a call to develop a solution.

Our ability to find environmentally friendly solutions for all types of recyclable commodities makes every day Earth Day at Pacific Metals!

Environmental Policy - Think Locally, Act Globally

At Pacific Metals environmental sustainability is our driving force behind everything we do. Pacific Metals’ long history in the recycling industry allows us to find ways to divert goods that may otherwise go to the landfill and recycle the materials instead.

The result is a greener planet and our sustainable solutions can translate into savings for you!
We are committed to continual improvement and acting as an environmental steward for our planet.

We have continued to adhere to this philosophy over the past century and look forward to maintaining it well into the next century. Some things must never change. This is our commitment to you.

Who We Are


Leon Lotzkar started this company in 1912 based on a simple philosophy: be honest, be fair, work hard, and treat your customers well. Stick to that belief and business will look after itself.

We have continued to adhere to this philosophy over the past century and look forward to maintaining it well into the next century. Some things must never change. This is our commitment to you.


Pacific Metals Recycling International has been in the Lotzkar family for four generations since its inception. Founded in 1912 by the late, Leon Lotzkar. Pacific Metals has since changed hands twice from father to son.

The Original Vision

Leon Lotzkar started Pacific Metals with a vision, knowing the value and potential of scrap metals. When Leon retired, his son, Joe, successfully managed Pacific Metals and became a well-respected spokesperson for recycling, habitat and wildlife conservation. Today Mark and other members of the family have carried on the tradition and work in similar recycling and environmental fields.

Today's Vision

Mark Lotzkar is the third generation President & CEO of Pacific Metals Recycling International. Continuing his family legacy, he is sensitive to the needs of both customers and suppliers, and supportive of environmental issues. Educated and experienced in business management, Mark is the Director of NASCOOP, the trade association buying co-operative of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI).

The Legacy Continues

A fourth generation of Lotzkars is now nearly ready to receive the Pacific Metals torch, and carry on a proud family tradition.

Our History

Check out our timeline below to learn about our long history!

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