SASKATOON, SK, Dec. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - New environmental regulations that
allow for recycling of used antifreeze, plastic antifreeze and diesel
exhaust fluid (DEF) containers will come into effect on January 1,
The new regulations increase the list of recyclable petroleum products
managed by the Saskatchewan Association for Resource Recovery Corp.
(SARRC). The Association currently operates the provincially-approved,
industry-led recycling program for used oil, used oil filters and used
plastic oil containers (up to 50 litres).
"The expanded recycling program is important for the environment as well
as our quality of life." Environment Minister Ken Cheveldayoff said.
"Used antifreeze is toxic and contains heavy metals. Under this
program, there is the potential to recycle over three million litres of
these hazardous materials each year which can help extend the life of
Saskatchewan landfills. Recycling antifreeze is both cost-effective
and saves resources."
"Our current network of collection points, as well as registered
collectors and processors are ready to recover and recycle these
materials." said Phil Wrubleski, Executive Director, SARRC. "The new
products are logical extensions of the recyclable materials already
captured through our province-wide network. All materials recovered
will be recycled and reused."
To fund the program, SARRC's 179 members will be adding an Environmental
Handling Charge (EHC), similar to that on new petroleum products, to
the price of antifreeze (concentrate & pre-mix); antifreeze containers
(up to 50 litres) and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) containers (up to 50
litres), effective April 1, 2014.
SARRC manages the industry-led stewardship program for used oil
materials in Saskatchewan. For more information on how the program
works, its members, registered collectors/processors and location of
the nearly 200 collection points, visit www.usedoilrecyclingsk.com, http://mobile.usedoilrecyclingsk.com or call toll free 1-877-645-7275.
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SOURCE: Saskatchewan Association for Resource Recovery Corp. (SARRC)
For further information:
Phil Wrubleski, Executive Director, SARRC
(306) 652-7217, Saskatoon