SARCAN Recycling

Since June 1, 1988, SARCAN Recycling has operated Saskatchewan's beverage recycling system. Currently, they have recycled more six billion containers!

SARCAN employs over 600 adults at its 71 depots across Saskatchewan The majority of employees are persons with disabilities or persons who previously received Social Assistance.

Over 86.5% of all deposit-paid, ready-to-serve beverage containers sold in Saskatchewan (341 million annually) are recycled at SARCAN Recycling depots province-wide. These are among the highest return rates anywhere in North America!

For more information, see SARCAN's FAQs page

Accepted Containers for Refund

SARCAN Recycling collects and recycles all non-refillable, ready-to-serve beverage containers for deposit refund. These containers include metal, plastic, and glass packaging and juice boxes.

• Soft Drinks • Wine
• Fruit & Vegetable Juices • Liquor
• Iced Tea • Beer & Non-alcoholic Beer
• Fruit Drinks • Mineral & Table Waters


Refund Levels 

Metal cans and plastic bottles (non-dairy)    

• 1 to 300 ml

• 301 to 999 ml 10¢
• 1 litre and over 20¢
pop-bottles po-cans
Glass bottles (including liquor bottles, except beer)
• 1 to 300 ml 10¢
• 301 to 999 ml 20¢
• 1 litre and over 40¢
• juice boxes and cartons (non dairy) – all sizes
• refillable beer bottles - all sizes