Kal Fox (left) delivering the first load of garbage to the Mount Waddington Regional District Seven Mile Landfill.
Fox’s Disposal origins date back to 1968 when Kal and Gail Fox offered the community of Coal Harbour garbage collection service. Kal collected garbage in the morning in his pickup truck and served as a mechanic for MacMillan Bloedel in his afternoons.
In 1970 the garbage collection contract for Port Hardy came up for bid in 1970 - and Fox’s Disposal won the contract for one year. To support the needs of the contract Kal purchased an old garbage truck which he monkey wrenched almost every night. The contract with Port Hardy was later renewed for an additional 5 years, allowing Fox’s the ability to purchase a new garbage truck – in blue.
Fox’s Disposal based its operations out of rented space at the old MacMillan Bloedel shop until Kal built his own office and shop at 5990 Steele Road.
Company expansions have included:
Early 70's Kal purchased twenty 3-yard bins from Wittke Iron Works, distributing them to businesses in Port Hardy for commercial collection.
In 1976, Fox’s Disposal was awarded the garbage contract for Lake Cowichan, Youbou and surrounding area (this business was later sold)
In 1998 Kal and his son Greg Fox purchased the garbage collection company who served Port McNeill.
Kal later sold his interest in Fox’s Disposal to Greg Fox, who continues to operate the business.
Fox’s Disposal takes pride in its history, service to the communities it serves, as well as the long standing service of its employees – such as Wally Beek, who managed the Port Hardy operation retiring with more than 30 years of service.