Recycling Safely With SARCAN
August 31, 2020
Not only has SARCAN Recycling always been dedicated to the environment, we are also dedicated to the communities we serve and the people living in those communities (you!). Naturally, we had to come up with a way to allow the people of Saskatchewan to be able to visit SARCAN for recycling, while at the same time, keep them as safe as possible. Take a look below at the steps we have taken to ensure that you and your school can recycle safely!
- Expanding the frequency we clean our facilities, especially for surfaces that are frequently touched with hands, including countertops, doors, doorknobs, buttons, switches, handles, desks, tables and electronics.
- Dedicating more staffing time to regular cleaning of common surfaces
- Encouraging all customers to use hand cleaning and sanitizing available at SARCAN before they leave SARCAN facilities
- Adding extra resources to counter staff and cashiers, enabling them to clean surfaces more frequently.
- Enforcing cleaning of chutes and counter surfaces in-between each customer order received using a hard-surface disinfectant.
- Creating and maintaining a process to clean our Drop & Go screens, turnstiles, and equipment more frequently.
COVID-19 Closure of Sarcan School
March 24, 2020
Due to both the schools and all SARCAN locations across Saskatchewan closing their doors, SARCAN School will not be available until the start of next year. Thank you to everyone who participated and we can’t wait to see you back here in the fall!
Celebrate Waste Reduction Week with SARCAN!
October 10, 2019
Every year SARCAN is proud to celebrate Waste Reduction Week in Canada. The purpose of Waste Reduction Week in Canada is to celebrate our environmental efforts and to help motivate ourselves and our communities to learn more about living waste free.
From October 21st to October 27th join us as we share information and ideas to reduce waste in our school, work, and personal lives. This week is about creating solutions to the many environmental challenges we face including climate change, water pollution and preservation of natural resources.
How are Beverage Containers Recycled?
September 17, 2019
Your school does a great job recycling beverage containers through SARCAN but have you ever wondered what happens to your school’s beverage containers once you leave a SARCAN depot?
Once SARCAN depots fill their trailer with your beverage containers, that full trailer is sent to one of two SARCAN processing plants in either Regina or Saskatoon.
After the materials are received at the processing plant, they are processed by material type. Clear and coloured glass gets crushed in a giant glass crusher. Plastic, aluminum and paper cartons are baled into giant bales and sent down stream for further processing so they can be turned into new and useful products!
Your 2018-2019 Contest Winners!
August 23, 2019
Congratulations to Regina Huda School and the Delisle Composite Life Skills Program on winning the 2018-2019 SARCAN School Story Telling Contest! Both Schools really dedicated themselves throughout the school year to their respective recycling programs and the prizes were well deserved. Read on for more details!
Regina Huda School
The Regina Huda School Grade 5 class blew us away with the recycling system that they set up and their dedication to it. Starting off the school year with a waste audit to find out how much recycling was going into the trash at their school, they came up with a plan to change that around. They set goals for how much recycling they hoped to get and then came up with the idea of R.E.D. Bins to help them achieve those goals. R.E.D. stands for 'Recycle Every Day' and the bins that they use are small red bins in each classroom to make it stand out to everyone and to make it easier for the students to go around and collect. Changing the minds and behaviours of their fellow classmates, the program soared and they passed their initial goal within the first couple of months!! They plan on using their earnings from the containers as well as their prize money to find more environmentally focused field trips, enhance their current system, as well as develop an outdoor classroom and vegetable garden for the school. This group of dedicated earth-savers showed us what can be achieved when you work together and don't give up! Way to go, Regina Huda School Grade 5's!
Regina Huda Recycling Stats:
Total Containers Recycled: 15, 580
Total Deposits Earned: $1, 698.75
Their returns have diverted nearly 1400 pounds of material from the landfill, saved 124 lbs/sq.ft. of greenhouse gases, and saved over 28 BTU's of energy!!!