Reducing and Reusing Basics
It’s a throwaway world .. but it doesn’t have to be
Sure, we all have things we throw away but we all should be looking into ways to reduce our waste
The most effective way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place. Making a new product requires a lot of materials and energy – raw materials must be extracted from the earth, and the product must be fabricated then transported to wherever it will be sold. As a result, reduction and reuse are the most effective ways you can save natural resources, protect the environment and save money.
THe MAP below shows locations in Regina to drop off things like:
- Paper & Cardboard
- Household Items
Community Living | See what we accept
Clothing and soft items are accepted at all bins
- Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s clothing and shoes
Accessories: jewellery, purses, wallets, laptop bags, backpacks, hats, mitts, scarves, nylons, socks, underwear
Other soft items: blankets, sheets, towels, pillows, table clothsAccessories: jewellery, purses, wallets, laptop bags, backpacks, hats, mitts, scarves, nylons, socks, underwear
- Other soft items: blankets, sheets, towels, pillows, table cloths
Media items are accepted at all drop-off locations
- Hardback and paperback books
- Records, cassette tapes, CDs
- VHS, DVDs, and Blu-Ray
- DVD & Blu-Ray Players
- Video game consoles and cartridges
Small household items are accepted at all drop-off locations
- Kitchen items: pots, pans, bakeware, kitchen utensils, dishes, cutlery, glassware
- Children’s items: small toys, games, puzzles, stuffed animals
Small appliances: coffee makers, toasters, bread makers, blenders, small radios
- Misc: candles, small pictures/frames, baskets, ornaments, hand tools, knick-knacks
Blue Bins | See what we accept
City of Regina Blue Bins
The Big Blue Bin Program has been available to residents for over 25 years and has recycled approximately 60,000 tonnes of paper and cardboard.
All Big Blue Bins feature a door that is accessible to recyclers. All clean household paper can be deposited into the Big Blue Bin including:
- Boxes (flattened)
- Cardboard (flattened)
- Telephone books
- Writing/office paper
SARCAN | See what we accept
SARCAN accepts all deposit beverage containers for recycling. When you bring your empty beverage containers to SARCAN, you are refunded the deposit that was paid on the container at the time of purchase.
SARCAN Recycling depots accept used household paint for reusing and/or recycling. If you have leftover household paint, bring it to SARCAN! If it can be reused, we will put it on the paint reuse shelf at the depot for customers to take free of charge. If the paint is not reusable, we will recycle it.
SARCAN Recycling collects end-of-life electronics for responsible recycling at all of its depots in accordance with the Province of Saskatchewan’s Environmental Management and Protection Act. Saskatchewan’s provincial electronics recycling program is managed by the Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA), a non-profit association created by electronics manufacturers and retailers. EPRA is funded by Environmental Handling Fees (EHFs) paid upon the purchase of new electronics.
Please note: We do not accept microwaves or other household appliances.