Employee of the Month: Sue Z.

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We are proud to announce our Employee of the Month for November! Sue has done a great job running the office this fall, and especially in November. There has been a huge number of things to coordinate and set-up, and Sue has handled it all very well.  

We have been able to sit down with Sue to get to know her a little bit better. Read on for our conversation!

Q: Tell us something about yourself!

Sue: I love my work as an office manager, and the work environment is amazing, from my GM (who I get along so well) all the way to the last employee we hired, who was a kind and hardworking labourer. I am so proud of the fact I am helping our part of the world one mattress or one piece of furniture at a time… that we recycle over a half-million pounds of materials every month, and none of that goes to the landfill.

Q: How long have you been at CMR?

Sue: I have worked at CMR for 4 ½ wonderful years. We had our challenges with growth and expansion, but we’ve survived – and thrived – through it all.

Q: What do you do at CMR? 

Sue: I am the Office Manager, [and my responsibilities] include many different things from logistics to customer service, to ordering supplies, and much, much more. 

Q: What’s the highlight of your day?

Sue: The highlight of my day is working with people and helping them – we give out materials that we collect in the recycling process to a lot of organizations. Some [of the materials we donate] are cushions, which have been given to schools for reading corners in their classrooms.

And when we help people move their [mattresses and furniture] out of their residence, or assist their family members, it is always a highlight of my day knowing we’re helping make the process just a little easier for them, even just by arranging their furniture and beds so they can be removed and recycled.

Q: What charity did you choose to donate to, and why?

Sue: I chose the Variety the Children’s Charity. I did my practicum with them for my Office Administration course at BCIT, and I volunteer with them when I have the time. They are an amazing charity and I’ve seen first hand the difference they make in a child’s and their family’s lives.

Q: What’s your favourite thing about the holidays?

Sue:  Spending time with family – and the food!

Q: What is your favourite Christmas song?

Sue: Winter Wonderland, by Annie Lennox

Q: In your opinion, what would be the best name for a dog or cat? 

Sue: Chester the cat!


Canadian Mattress Recycling is the leading mattress recycler in Metro Vancouver. Since 2011, we have recycled over 21 million lbs of mattresses and furniture that comes through our doors, and supported over 90+ local and global community organizations.

As a locally owned and operated company, we believe in giving back to our community, acknowledging the work of our employees, and supporting the circular economy. 

To learn more about our company or to book a residential pickup, visit this link here.


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