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Non-beverage glass jars now accepted at SARCAN in Yorkton

Posted on Tuesday, September 06, 2022 10:50 AM

Starting today, September 6, you can now recycle your non-beverage glass containers at our Yorkton SARCAN Depot, which is operated by SaskAbilities. This includes containers like:

  • Food jars (pickles, condiments, jams/jellies, sauces, peanut butter, salsa, vegetables)
  • Food bottles (vinegar, oils)
  • Baby juice bottles
  • Canning jars (used for home canning)
  • Glass storage containers

Containers should be as clean as possible before being dropped off at SARCAN. Lids must be removed and can be recycled separately...

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Changes in Glass Recycling Taking Effect September 6

Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2022 09:05 AM

Historically all glass recycling took place at RecyclAbility Enterprises on Ball Road. As of September 6, this service has been relocated to SARCAN.

What is glass recycling?

It's a transformation process where used or recyclable glass material is passed through a machine that breaks, melts, and molds the glass into a new usable form.

What does recycled glass turn into?

In Saskatchewan, the clear glass is shipped to a company in Moose Jaw where it is incorporated into highway paint. All coloured...

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Wild Things That Come Up In Recycling

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2022 07:41 AM

With the increasing awareness of building a sustainable future, communities have become thoughtful of waste disposal and recycling household waste. In the wake of recycling, people have started to dump everything into recycling bins. While recycling is important to ensure a healthier environment, it’s important to know that not all items are recyclable.

Although recycling is a great initiative to contribute to the environment, we need to keep a tab on whether we are recycling effectively, or just...

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Earth Day Event Recap and Recycling Program Overview

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2022 08:25 AM

A recycling awareness campaign was organized by RecyclAbility Enterprises in honor of Earth Day on April 22.

"Invest In Our Planet" was the theme of the campaign initiated by RecyclAbility Enterprises. It was a recycling awareness event to celebrate Earth Day. Touring the recycling operation aims to show how the community of Yorkton successfully processed recyclable materials in the recycling facility. 

The campaign was initiated to foster sustainable and clean surroundings with the help of...

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Spring Cleanup and Composting Week

Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2022 08:30 AM

Spring has sprung in Yorkton! The Environmental Committee has initiated the “Annual Spring Yard Cleanup Week''. The cleanup week is organized to encourage the school divisions and neighbourhoods to clean up the yards and school grounds. 

“Winter debris” is identified as grass, leaves, broken tree branches, grass mixed with garbage, and debris that has collected and accumulated on properties during the winter months. This program will not cover tree pruning, disposal of entire trees, construction,...