A rural collector with purpose

Similkameen Rural Collection and Recycle Services is geared towards residents who have no curbside pick up service.

Randy Halyk owner

Randy Halyk owner

So, what does a fellow do after he retires from the sport fishing equipment business….

Well, if you are Randy Halyk, you keep yourself busy until your wife retires as well and then you move to an area that you both love.

In April of 2012, the Halyk’s left Kitimat to retire in the beauty of Tulameen.

Randy and Linda as well as their children and grandchildren absolutely love the area.

“The kids were so excited we moved here,” said Halyk.

Now they are closer to their family in Surrey and Langley, and the Halyk’s are very happy about getting to see their children and grandchildren more often.

The couple have been “enjoying life,” as Halyk  puts it, however, “I got a little bit bored,” he said.

He met Lori Northway, who was “looking to download her business.”

“I saw an opportunity, bought her business assets and away I went,” he said.

Northway took Halyk around her route for two weeks—introducing him to customers in Tulameen, Coalmont and ranches on the outskirts of Princeton and providing the opportunity to get to know the area more.

Similkameen Rural Collection and Recycle Services is geared towards residents who have no curbside pick up service.

The service includes two bags of garbage per household. The bags must have the area tags on them.

For a minimal quarterly or yearly contract, pick up is provided. The service can be extended to include recycling with your contract for an additional $30 per year.

Halyk is not limiting himself to just residential services, he welcomes rural business as well and says he is available to do light hauling too.

“Give me a call for Free Dump Days,” he said, I’ll pick up and take to the dump for you.

Pick up takes place on Monday. If you would like more information on the services call 250-295-7705 or visit www.srcr.ca