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Our story

It all started in 2001 in an office in Brossard.

Driven by the immense desire to be an entrepreneur and to actively act for the sake of the environment, the current president of Ricova, Mr.  Dominic Colubriale, founded the company Ricova International, otherwise called Forest Fibers.

This new venture started at a crucial time: exports to Asia were growing. Ricova was, therefore, able to establish itself as the first company from Eastern Canada to export recyclables from Quebec and Ontario to Asia.

From 20 employees in 2003 to more than 4,000 today, Ricova is rapidly becoming a major force in the industry and a leading employer. With operations in major international markets such as North America, South America, and Asia, Ricova is recognized as an important global leader in its industry.

Some of the company's milestone

September 1st , 2001
Company foundation
Ricova International Inc. was born.
September 1st , 2001
September 2003
Logistiques Seaswest Inc.
A logistics subsidiary begins operations. Today, this entity is called Seawest Logistics Inc.
September 2003
December 2005
First building
Purchase of our first building and relocation of head office to Saint-Hubert.
December 2005
January 2008
New Jersey
A recycling plant opens in New Jersey.
January 2008
February 2009
Collection and transportation
Ricova Services Inc., which provides waste and recyclable collection and transportation services for various municipalities, public organizations, and private companies, begins operations.
February 2009
September 2015
A new name
A new era begins as we change our name from Forest Fibers to Ricova.
September 2015
July 2020
Recycling plant
Ricova acquires a recycling plant located in Chateauguay and a fleet of about 60 heavy vehicles. Ricova also starts to operate the City of Montreal's sorting centers, which are in Lachine and Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc Extension.
July 2020

Our mission

Develop and use innovative recycling processes to reduce costs, add value to the end user and deliver greater benefits to all our customers.

Our vision

We are committed to excellence to our suppliers and customers. We build a unique relationship with each of them and offer services and products that meet their needs. We offer effective solutions for all recycling and recovery needs.

Latest article:
Batteries in the Recycling Bin: A Fire Hazard Mixture!

Batteries in the Recycling Bin: A Fire Hazard Mixture!

Each year, four to eight fires occur in sorting centers, which puts the health and safety of workers and the integrity of buildings at risk, while undermining the sound management of residual materials in Quebec.
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