Yorkton wins first place in EPRA’s Takeback to Touchdown contest

The Yorkton SARCAN drop-off location finished first in their division in end-of-life electronics returns over the course of the eight-month contest period.

Yorkton - Congratulations are in order for the Yorkton SARCAN depot, for finishing first place in their division in this year’s Takeback to Touchdown contest, put on by the Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The contest challenged SARCAN depots from across the province to compete for the greatest increase in end-of-life electronics collected, as compared to the previous year.

Yorkton competed in the Lancaster Division – named after the famous Roughrider alumni Ron Lancaster. In the end, the Lancaster Division champion was able to collect 57, 468 KGs of endof-life electronics, which is 3,170 KGs more than it did over the same period last year, making them the first prize winner in the Division.

This is the second year that EPRA Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Roughriders, along with spokesperson Rob Bagg, have teamed up to tackle e-recycling in the province.

“It’s great to be involved in the community for a cause that makes a difference for our environment,” said Rob Bagg. The partnership was mutual according to EPRA Saskatchewan Program Director, Gayleen Creelman, who mentioned, “the Roughriders are a great partnership for us. They are an environmentally responsible organization, and by working together, we give them an opportunity to be even greener”.

Moving forward, EPRA Saskatchewan plans to continue promoting the importance of erecycling in communities like Yorkton and across Saskatchewan.

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