REGINA, SK, June 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The city's main used oil materials
drop-off EcoCentre, closed since late December, has now reopened at its
new location at Crown Shred and Recycling, 225 - 6th Avenue East,
In making the announcement, Merv Hey, Program Operations Manager for the
Saskatchewan Association for Resource Recovery Corp (SARRC) said: "The
new location for the purpose-built EcoCentre is a perfect fit for our
recycling program. Crown Shred and Recycling accepts a wide range of
recyclable materials and now includes used oil, used oil filters and
used plastic oil containers."
With the EcoCentre on site, Crown Shred and Recycling can accept up to
500 litres of used oil per customer per visit, and the corresponding
volume of filters and containers. Used oil materials can be dropped
off during Crown Shred's regular operating hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm
Monday to Friday, and Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Companies with
larger volumes can contact a registered collector to pick up from their
places of business.
During the past six months, the used oil recycling program continued
being well served by ten other collection points in the city. However,
these businesses can accept only small volumes of used oil, filters and
plastic oil containers. There are no drum pumps available at these
locations for larger volumes of used oil such as there is at Crown
Shred and Recycling.
Used oil is considered one of the most potentially hazardous materials
if not properly managed. Since the provincial used oil materials
recycling program began in October 1997, until December 2012, it has
achieved high total collection rates: 249.73 million litres of used
oil; 3.95 million kilograms of oil containers; 27.71 million oil
filters. All materials recovered have been recycled and reused.
SARRC manages the industry-led stewardship program for used oil
materials in Saskatchewan. For information and location of the nearest
collection point, visit www.usedoilrecyclingsk.com or call toll free 1-877-645-7275.
SOURCE: Saskatchewan Association for Resource Recovery Corp. (SARRC)
For further information:
Merv Hey, Program Operations Manager
(306) 652-7217, Saskatoon