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About Us

 

Our Approach

 

Joseph and Company is a family owned and operated business that has been serving the local community since its founding in the year 1880. Throughout our history, we have been committed to the core values of accountability, integrity, and respect. This, together with a strong reputation for fairness and personalized service, has allowed us to form strong relationships with our customers. Today, we are as determined as ever to become the most trusted name in the region for scrap metal recycling and waste management.

 

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Our Business

 

We recycle and pay top market prices for all types of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys. We also offer a full range of services for your waste removal requirements. Our experience, equipment and capabilities allow us to offer efficient, flexible, and cost-effective solutions for your scrap metal recycling or waste management needs.

 

Our Customers

 

We offer scrap metal recycling and waste management solutions to all types and sizes of operations from industrial, commercial, government, and not-for-profit organizations to tradespersons, dealers, and individual residents/homeowners. Big or small, we can help you determine the best way to handle your waste or recyclable materials.

 

 

Your Benefits     

convenience        cost savings        peace-of-mind


 

Mission & Values

 

Our mission is to create value for our customers by diverting as much non-waste material from the landfill as possible. We are always looking for markets and constantly improving on our process to provide our customers with the best value for their recyclables.

 

Our Values

 

The driving force behind everything we do starts with these three core values:  

Accountability: We take pride in what we do and stand by our actions. 

Integrity:  We play with all the cards on the table. When you work with us, everything will be laid out clearly and concisely so that you know exactly what you’re getting: the best service at the best price.

Respect: We respect and value each and every customer we see every day. 
 

Contact us today to see how we can add value to your organization!

 


 

History

In 1880 John Lewis began his business as a second hand dealer. The company grew and in 1910, Barney Joseph, a Polish immigrant, purchased the company. The initial recycling done at Joseph & Company revolved around paper, boxes, glove leather and wool felt from local businesses, but, over the years Joseph & Company would begin to recycle ferrous and non-ferrous metals. In 1943, Isador Norris purchased the company, and within a few years it was turned over to his son Max and Barney Joseph’s sons. In 1986 David Tsarfati entered the business. David's son, Amichai, joined the company in 2004 as the general manager and in 2006, Kenny Norris, David’s nephew joined and is now the operations manager.  Serving the Kitchener/Waterloo region and beyond for over 135 years, local and family involvement has always been a point of pride of the Joseph & Company name and business, we hope to keep providing the utmost service for our customers for many more years to come.

 


 

Our Team

 

Max Norris

 

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Amichai Tsarfati

General Manager

 

Amichai scrapped a career in financial services for a career in scrap.  His experience with both ‘Main Street’ and ‘Bay Street’ ensures that he brings our customers value, integrity and a commitment to service. 

 

His commitment to his business is matched by his commitment to his community, as an active Rotarian and his involvement with many local not for profits.  When he’s not negotiating with the mills, he’s negotiating play time with his children.

 

David Tsarfati

 

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David Tsarfati

Vice-President

 

David’s ingenuity and ‘can do’ attitude ensures that we always have a solution for our customer’s needs.  With over 30 years in the business, there isn’t a lot that he hasn’t seen and is always ready to help. 

 

In addition to being a leader at Joseph & Company, he lends his energy to many local and international charities and non-for-profit organizations.  When David is not crunching steel, he is busy playing with his grandchildren and traveling with his wife.

 

 

Kenny Norris

 

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Kenny Norris

Operations Manager

 

Ken’s focus on detail and hard work ensures that our operations run smooth and our customers needs get met without a hitch.  Whether he is working with the drivers or analyzing metal, Ken has his hands on many aspects of our operations. 

 

Ken’s hands on approach extends to his passionate support of animal welfare through his adoption of rescue dogs.  

 

Aaron Tsarfati

 

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Paul Richards

Ferrous Manager 

 

Paul’s relaxed approach to managing our dynamic ferrous operations is evident immediately when one observes the cranes pulling loads apart. 

 

He ensures consistent quality is delivered to the mills all the while ensuring that value is given to our suppliers.  When Paul’s steady hands are not on the crane’s controls he is busy with his family and their many adventures.

 

 

Aaron Tsarfati

 

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Aaron Tsarfati

Marketing & Operations Coordinator 

 

Aaron’s smile and laugh are the first things that you will notice when you meet him at our non-ferrous yard.  His ability to bring a fresh perspective to managing our non-ferrous operations will immediately impress you as much as his approach to making sure that all stakeholders are winners when working with him. 

 

When Aaron isn’t shearing copper, he is supporting community projects and enjoys cheering for the Colorado Avalanche.

 

David Tsarfati

 

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Efraim Tsarfati

Business Manager

 

Efraim’s ability to approach unique challenges with innovative solutions ensures that our customers are always getting the best value when working with our team. 

 

His attention to detail ensures that our recycling solutions for your business will not only meet your budget and requirements but most importantly your expectations.  When Efraim computer is turned off he’s enjoying the music scene and jamming on his Fender Telecaster.

 

 

Max Norris

 

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Max Norris

President

 

Max’s experience in recycling and commodities trading dates back to his time in diapers.  With over 80 years of experience in the industry, he is truly a grandfather of recycling in the Waterloo Region. 

 

His passion for his business is only matched by his commitment to his community, being involved with the Optimist’s and other local and international charities.  Although he has hung up his goalie pads several years back, he is active supporter of KW old timers and the Kitchener Rangers.  

   

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