REDVERS — SARCAN Recycling celebrated the opening of a brand new, modern and efficient recycling depot in Redvers on Oct. 6.
This new depot is located at 2 Larsen Road, which is very close to the old location, and west of Nelson Motors & Equipment. It is open to the public Tuesday to Saturday, from 9 a.m.-5p.m., closing for lunch at noon on Wednesdays.
It is much larger than its predecessor, with a more spacious customer reception area and more space for serving customers. The space for drop and go – SARCAN’s skip-the-line service that allows customers to create an account, drop off their recycling, and receive their refund payment later through e-transfer, PayPal or cheque pickup – has also been enhanced, allowing for even quicker visits.
The new depot also has a larger capacity for serving bulk customers, such as bottle drive fundraisers, restaurants, bars and businesses; and it has hand-washing facilities, automatic power doors to help with accessibility and a larger parking lot.
This relocation is a result of increased demand for SARCAN’s services. The volume of beverage containers, paint, electronics and batteries collected by the team of recyclers at the Redvers depot, operated by the Redvers Activity Centre, has been growing steadily over the past few years. Nearly 7,000 customers visited in 2022, bringing in over 3.5 million beverage containers.
“For the past 35 years, SARCAN recycling has been a leader in environmental protection, creating employment opportunities for people of all abilities, and building up the communities we serve," said SARC and SARCAN Recycling executive director Amy McNeil. “So, we couldn’t be more excited to be opening this brand new, bigger, brighter and better building for the community of Redvers, who have been dedicated and loyal recyclers for decades.”
SARCAN’s team of over 900 employees in Saskatchewan collects and recycles over 490 million beverage containers each year, serving over 1.5 million customers in 65 communities across Saskatchewan. Beyond beverage containers, SARCAN also responsibly recycles household paint, end-of-life electronics, and household batteries in every one of its recycling depots.
SARCAN Recycling’s mandate is to provide a socially-responsible and environmentally-progressive recycling system that helps foster the sustainable development of communities across Saskatchewan. SARCAN’s parent organization is SARC, the provincial association that provides consultation, training, services and leadership to community-based organizations.