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Waste Recycling

There are plenty of options to recycle waste. Visit the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council to learn more about them.

Most of Saskatchewan's waste diversion and recycling programs are based on the extended producer responsibility (EPR) model, where the producer is physically and/or financially responsible for the proper disposal of the product at the end of its useful life. The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to working towards the development of legislation and regulations that support the Canada-wide Action Plan for Extended Producer Responsibility (CAP-EPR).

Saskatchewan has established several successful EPR stewardship recycling programs to recycle used oil, oil filters and oil containers, antifreeze, scrap tires, paint and paint containers, electronic waste, packaging, printed paper, agricultural plastics, and household hazardous waste. The Ministry of Environment maintains a contract with SARCAN to operate the beverage container program.

Agricultural Plastics – Cleanfarms is the organization responsible for the proper disposal of grain bags. Visit Cleanfarms for more information on the program and a map of drop-off locations around Saskatchewan.

Batteries – Call2Recycle is the organization responsible for the collection and recycling of household batteries. Starting in January 2021, take your rechargeable or non-rechargeable batteries to several drop-off locations throughout Saskatchewan, including SARCAN depots. Visit Call2Recycle for more information on the program and a map of drop-off locations around Saskatchewan.

Beverage Containers – Take your non-refillable, ready-to-serve beverage containers to any SARCAN depot and receive a deposit refund. These containers include aluminum/tin cans, plastic bottles/jugs, glass bottles, cartons and juice boxes.

Electronics – The Electronic Product Recycling Association (EPRA) ensures end-of-life electronic waste is responsibly recycled. You can recycle your old electronics, such as home theatre systems, computers or televisions at any SARCAN depot or participating retailer locations.

Household Hazardous WasteProduct Care Association of Canada is the organization responsible for collecting household hazardous waste (HHW) and ensuring it is managed responsibly. Initially, HHW collection events will be funded by Product Care in partnership with municipal governments, which will have the option to collect additional non-program products at their expense. In the longer term, Product Care is seeking municipal governments, organizations or private partners that meet site and compliance requirements to establish permanent collection depots. For further information, contact your municipal government to request these services in your area.

Paint – Drop off unwanted household paint or empty paint containers at any SARCAN depot in the province. SARCAN also offers a free paint exchange program. The Saskatchewan Paint Program, operated by Product Care Recycling, provides further information on the paint recycling program.

Printed Paper and PackagingMulti-Material Stewardship Western Inc. partners with Saskatchewan municipalities to operate the printed paper and packaging recycling program, commonly known as blue box programs. Contact your local municipality for more details on municipal recycling programs.

Scrap TiresTire Stewardship of Saskatchewan is a non-profit organization that delivers the province-wide tire recycling program. The program diverts millions of used tires from the waste stream, recycling them into useful items such as speed bumps, vehicle ramps, tree rings, mulch mats and running tracks.

Used Oil and Antifreeze – Used oil, oil filters, oil containers and antifreeze can be re-refined, recycled and reprocessed into useful products, such as new lubricants, construction rebar, posts and fencing. Recycling used oil materials helps prevent pollution and conserves non-renewable resources. The Saskatchewan Association for Resource Recovery Corporation provides additional information on the used oil and antifreeze recycling program.

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