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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Where Can I Recycle My Waste?

Visit the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council to learn more.

NEW! Attention Saskatchewan Businesses!
Looking for your feedback on the new Multi-Material Recycling Program.

Multi-Material Stewardship Western (MMSW) and the Ministry of Environment are looking for your feedback on the new Multi-Material Recycling Program (MMRP) and MMSW’s small business policy. If you are a business that supplies or distributes packaged goods and paper to households in the province, you can provide your feedback by completing and submitting the questionnaire below by October 14, 2014.

We also want to know if you are interested in attending potential consultation meetings in October-November 2014 to learn more about your responsibility under MMRP. 

If there is an interest in consultation meetings, potential dates, locations and times will be posted on this site and at www.mmsk.ca.

Understanding MMRP and the Small Business Policy

MMRP Small Business and Low-Volume Steward Policy

Questions and Answers

Multi-Material Recycling Program - Questionnaire

The Used Petroleum and Antifreeze Products Collection Regulations Are Now In Effect

The Used Petroleum and Antifreeze Products Collection Regulations are effective January 1, 2014. The new regulations increase the number of petroleum products that can be recycled which includes antifreeze, antifreeze containers, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) containers and diesel fuel filters. Used oil, used oil filters and used plastic oil containers are already eligible for recycling in Saskatchewan. The size of containers for recycling also increases from 30 litres to 50 litres to reflect changes in packaging.

PDF of Regulations | News Release

Disposing of Compact Florescent Lamps in Saskatchewan

Beginning January 1, 2014, the sale of incandescent light bulbs will be gradually phased out across Canada. There are several alternatives to incandescent bulbs, one being compact florescent light bulbs (CFL’s). However, since CFL’s contain mercury, a toxic substance, the ministry encourages users to dispose of them appropriately. CFL’s should not be put in curbside garbage, curbside recycling or directly into the landfill. They may be accepted at municipal household hazardous waste days held in some Saskatchewan communities, and there are a number of retail and commercial locations that will accept CFL’s. To learn about where you can dispose of CFL’s in Saskatchewan, visit www.saskwastereduction.ca. For more information about the phasing out of incandescent light bulbs, go to www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/regulations-codes-standards/6847.

Regulations for Programs

The Ministry of Environment created, monitors, evaluates and administers regulations for the following programs:

Electronic Waste Recycling - Ensure your end-of-life electronic products are recycled responsibly and help divert thousands of tonnes of old electronic waste from Saskatchewan landfills. You can recycle your old electronics at any SARCAN depot. Check out www.sweepit.ca for information.

Paint Recycling - Drop off unwanted household paint to be recycled at any SARCAN depot in the province. SARCAN also offers a free Paint Exchange Program. Check out Product Care for information.

Beverage Container Recycling - Take your non-refillable, ready-to-serve beverage containers to any SARCAN depot and receive a deposit refund. These containers include metal, plastic, and glass packaging and juice boxes. SARCAN also collects other recyclables on behalf other recycling agencies in Saskatchewan. Go to www.sarcsarcan.ca for information.

Scrap Tire Recycling - Millions of used tires are diverted from the Saskatchewan's waste stream by recycling them into useful, marketable items, such as speed bumps, vehicle ramps, tree rings and mulch mats and running tracks, etc. Check out www.scraptire.sk.ca for information. The Saskatchewan Scrap Tire Corporation (SSTC) is a non-profit, non-government organization that delivers the province-wide tire recycling program.

Used Oil Recycling - Improperly discarding used oil materials in fields, ditches, drains or on roadsides contributes to environmental pollution and wastes non-renewable natural resources. When collected, used oil materials can be recycled and reprocessed into useful products. Go to www.usedoilrecyclingsk.com for information. New petroleum and antifreeze products have been added to the program as of January 1, 2014.



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