PORT ALBERNI:  (250) 724-5112
TOLL-FREE:  (800) 563-6004
4715 Roger Street
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 3Z3

Peter Hetherington

Pacific Rim National Park
President and Founder

Hetherington Industries is truly a Vancouver Island family company. My wife and I both were born on the Island, Susan in Port Alberni and myself in Nanaimo. Both my sons Aaron and Corbin were born in Port Alberni. Aaron is our Operations Manager, Corbin our Facilities Manager and we are the only independently owned hazardous waste company in BC. We are very proud to be the #1 Hazardous Waste Company on Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast.

Starting in 1987 as a battery rebuilder/repair shop from our house, fate would have it that our septic system stopped working and had to be pumped out by Alberni Septic – a company we bought 6 months later which consisted of a septic truck and 13 dilapidated toilets during the down turn of the forest industry.

We didn’t know at the time but this was the beginning of our environmental journey, as we were pumping solvents and oils for the logging divisions and mills in the valley as the new environmental laws were coming into effect with regulations becoming more stringent and creating more opportunity for growth.

The environmental division grew to service all Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast and increased our business with the help of our excellent employees who are committed in following the companies’ philosophies of customer service and appreciation. From our humble beginnings, we have grown to 11 trucks, 150 portable toilets and 25 employees to be the #1 service provider in the environmental industry for Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.