The History of Interior Freight & Bottle Depot
Interior Freight & Bottle Depot
In the mid 70s a freight company was founded by Hank Aarsen as "Interior Freight Forwarding."
In 1981 it became "Interior Freight & Bottle Depot."
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.
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)
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