SARCAN Recycling and Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Environment is celebrating a 24-year long partnership with the commitment of a new four-year operating contract. The ceremonial contract signing took place today at the Grand Opening of SARCAN’s newest depot expansion, located on Rochdale Boulevard in Regina’s emerging North West community.
“The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to working with communities and industry to reduce waste and improve recycling opportunities in the province,” Environment Minister Dustin Duncan said.
“This four-year funding agreement helps the Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres (SARC) to develop longer-term plans for SARCAN, so they can better serve the recycling needs of Saskatchewan communities.”
“SARC, and our recycling division SARCAN, are pleased with the signing of a four-year contract,” SARC/SARCAN Executive Director Amy McNeil said. “The commitment shown by the Government of Saskatchewan provides stability, allows for further system improvements, and enables SARCAN to continue to offer the province one of the most efficient and effective beverage container recycling programs in the country.”
As SARCAN looks ahead to its 25th anniversary, opportunities for growth and expansion are possible thanks to the long-term commitment from the Ministry of Environment.
“With a network of 71 depots in 65 communities across the province, Saskatchewan residents are amongst the most dedicated beverage container recyclers in Canada,” SARCAN’s Director of Operations Kevin Acton said. “SARCAN has now kept more than 600 million pounds of recycled beverage containers out of the landfills, and Saskatchewan should be very proud of its recycling success.”
As SARCAN continues to grow, the time has never been better to build on the successful relationship with the ministry. The combined efforts of SARCAN and government has made Saskatchewan’s beverage container recycling system unparalleled.