SARCAN Media Release

SARCAN Media Release


SARCAN Recycling
111 Cardinal Crescent
Saskatoon, SK
S7L 6H5
P: (306) 933-0616
E: [email protected]

For Immediate Release:

SARCAN Reopens to the General Public Starting June 15th

Saskatchewan residents will soon have more room in their homes and a little more cash in their pockets as SARCAN Recycling is set to reopen its recycling depots to the general public on June 15th. Visitors to SARCAN’s recycling depots will notice some important changes to their recycling experience the next time they visit, as SARCAN is implementing new measures to protect the health and safety of its employees and customers.

“As we eagerly begin to reopen our recycling depots across Saskatchewan, our top priority is maintaining the health and safety of our team of over 700 recyclers, our customers, and our communities,” said Amy McNeil, Executive Director of SARC and SARCAN Recycling. “Before we open our doors to the public, our teams have been working very hard to install new equipment and implement new procedures to ensure customers have a safe, efficient, and welcoming visit to SARCAN.”

SARCAN’s new or expanded health and safety measures include:

  • Strict physical distancing measures, which includes floor decals to guide customers on where to stand; 
  • Limits on the number of customers who can be inside depots at one time;
  • Employees acting as recycling guides at all locations to guide you through your return options and SARCAN’s enhanced safety measures;
  • Frequent cleaning and sanitization of frequently touched surfaces;
  • Physical barriers to separate customers from SARCAN employees at container chutes and at cashier stations;
  • Expanded personal protective equipment for employees; and
  • Hand sanitizer on site for customers to use to clean their hands as they leave the depot.

A full summary of all of SARCAN’s COVID-19 safety measures can found on their website:

SARCAN is expecting longer wait times than usual due to physical distancing and limits on customer capacity in its depots. Customers who are looking to avoid lineups during the busy summer months are encouraged to:

  • Use Drop & Go to skip the line and have the lowest contact and quickest visit to SARCAN possible;
  • Visit during less busy times, such as mornings and mid-week; or
  • Donate your containers to a fundraiser or bottle drive in your community.

“We want to thank the residents of Saskatchewan for their patience during our closure, and for your continued patience with our teams of dedicated recyclers as we serve you during these busy summer months,” said McNeil.

SARCAN Recycling operates 73 recycling depots in 65 communities across Saskatchewan, including its newest recycling depot in the City of Warman. SARCAN employs over 700 people, who together divert almost 50 million pounds of beverage containers, household paint, and end-of-life electronics from Saskatchewan’s landfills every year.

In an effort to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 through Saskatchewan communities, SARCAN took the proactive step to close its recycling network on March 21st.


Press Contacts:
Sean Homenick
SARCAN Recycling
[email protected]
(306) 933-0616, ext 235