SARCAN Recycling continues to assist in helping to keep Saskatchewan beautiful.
Prince Albert SARCAN is doing their part for local employment creation, environmental protection and economic development. “We are proud to have the Prince Albert and District Community service Centre(PACSC) operate our two Prince Albert SARCAN depots” says board chairperson – Gloria Mahussier.
As part of a provincial network of 71 depots in 63 communities across Saskatchewan. “The two SARCAN locations in Prince Albert employ 14 people and receive approximately 75 to100 thousand beverage containers per day and approximately 30 million per year” says Richard Sorenson - depot manager.
At SARCAN they are proud of the role they play in protecting and preserving the environment, but they know they couldn’t do it without help. Every single trip Saskatchewan residents make to SARCAN makes a difference. Thanks to the commitment of Saskatchewan residents the number of containers recycled continues to rise every year. Everything dropped off at SARCAN including paint, electronics and used beverage containers are always processed to be recycled. Nothing is later dumped off at a landfill.
“As a provincial employer we have over 600 employees and right here in Prince Albert close to 40 people and that is just so important to us,” said Sydney Smith communications for SARCAN Recycling. “We are keeping Saskatchewan beautiful and keeping containers off of the road but what we are also doing through recycling as well is we are able to provide so many job opportunities.”
Established in 1988 the SARCAN system for recycling is one of the most efficient and effective in North America. SARCAN Recycling provides environmental protection, employment creation and economic development through a province-wide network for recycling beverage containers, paint and electronics.
At SARCAN they are proud of that three E-motto and it defines how they operate.
Employment creation: SARCAN employs people of all abilities and the majority of their employees are either persons with disabilities or those formerly on social assistance.
Economic Development: Each year, SARCAN returns deposit funds paid on containers to the people of Saskatchewan. TeleMiracle is their charity of choice and over the last 10 years SARCAN has raised close to half a million dollars for the charity.
Environmental protection: On average, SARCAN’s across the province recycle over 400 million beverage containers per year and have successfully recycled over six billion containers since inception.
All of the materials SARCAN recycles turn into useful everyday products – click here to learn more.
There are two SARCAN locations within Prince Albert. The main depot is located at 44 North Industrial Drive. The business hours for that depot are Mon – Sat 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The main depot can be contacted at 306-764-7288.
The express depot is located at 3865 – 5th Ave. E. The business hours for that depot are Tues- Sat 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The express depot can be contacted at 306-763-3398.
Other PACSC programs include: budget counseling, Prince Albert Supported Employment, Guiding Future Visions employment program, Work Preparation Centre, Special Needs Transportation and the Seniors Transportation Program.
To learn more about the PACSC and how its programs and services support job-seekers and employers and the Seniors and Special Needs Transportation programs, click here.
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