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Jul 17 2019

One day while surfing the net, I came upon this article which talks about making crude oil from waste plastic.  It talks about a company in Oregon that is able to convert 7 - 10 pounds of waste plastic into one gallon of gasoline.  The article goes on to say how the system vaporizes the plastic and condenses it into long-chain hydrocarbon soup.  Refineries can then convert this into fuels such as diesel, jet fuel and gasoline.  One module can cook 20 tons of waste plastic per day and make 130 barrels of oil from it.

This article can be found at www.eco.allpurposeguru.com/2011/12/new-crude-oil-from-waste-plastic

It is interesting how modern technology has found a way to divert so much plastic from the landfill.  This is something that has happened right here in Regina, Saskatchewan where household plastic is converted to plastic lumber suitable for decks, fences, picnic tables, benches and any other use you have that normally might use wood, but now can be built with plastic lumber.

If we could convince everyone to recycle such items as their household plastic and keep it out of the landfill then we could create so many different products and even resources such as gasoline.  It is up to all of us to make the change.  I know it's tough but let's do it!!!  It feels good!

Check out the information in some of the blogs right here at www.crownshredandrecycling.com.


Jul 17 2019


Operational Hours:
Document Destruction Drop Off: Mon to Fri:  8:00am - 4:30pm
All Other Drop Offs: Mon to Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Administrative Hours: Mon to Fri: 7:00am - 4:30pm

460 - 40th Street East
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan  S6V 5P9

Phone: 306.763.9292
Fax: 306.763.9293

Jul 17 2019


Operational Hours:
Document Destruction Drop Off: Mon to Fri:  8:00am - 4:30pm
All Other Drop Offs: Mon to Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Administrative Hours: Mon to Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm

225 6th Avenue East
Regina, Saskatchewan  S4N 6A6

Ph. Toll free: 1.877.545.5999
Ph. Local:
Fax: 306.545.6125

Assistant General Manager: Anatoli Davidian - 306.543.1766
Chief Financial Officer: Jill Perron - 306.543.1676

Commercial Business Manager: Rick Haddad - 306.543.2074
Commercial Representative: Jackie Huculak
- 306.543.2109

Multi-Dwelling / Commercial Representative: Craig McGillivray - 306.545.1254

Brokerage & Logistics Manager: Darlene Geleta - 306.949.4459
Scale Operator & Logistics Assistant: Eh Say Ermel - 306.545.7715

Routing Coordinator: Chris Roussin - 306.545.5465

Commercial Invoicing Clerk: Heather Lloyd-McGillivray - 306.543.5299
Commercial Payables Clerk: Heather Lloyd-McGillivray - 306.543.5299
Accounts Receivable Clerk: Gloria Bell - 306.543.3544


Jul 17 2019

I had the pleasure of meeting with Mark Geiger of Mark Geiger Ventures who is responsible for the development of the Skyview Sub-division in the northwest part of Regina, Saskatchewan. The interesting thing about this is that Mark and his people are putting plans together for the construction of a fence made of 100% Household plastic.

The Fence will be bordering on Diefenbaker Drive as well as McCarthy Blvd and eventually on Armour Road. The Fence is designed for noise reduction as is commonplace around sub-divisions these days. The attached picture shows a sample of 4 sections that have already been built.

These fence boards are made from household plastic such as yogurt containers, Javex containers, shampoo bottles and any other plastic that has been collected from your kitchen, your bathroom or your laundry room. The plastic has been collected from various curbside customers in Regina and area, Moose Jaw and Prince Albert as well as from Material Recovery Facilities (MRF) around the province. This plastic is then shredded in our plastics plant where it then is heated to approximately 220 degrees celsius to liquify it in the extruding process. The liquid plastic is forced into a mould where it forms the 1" x 4" x 8' board. The mould is then cooled and the board is removed and trimmed to the correct length. The board is then ready for use as is the case in this project.

Phase One is slated for construction for the spring of 2012 with 60 acres being developed for about 500 homes. This is part of a 5 year plan which will encompass about 280 acres. The Fence will be about 8 kilometers long when completed. It will be 7 feet high with 8 foot sections consisting of 1" x 4" x 8' plastic boards stacked one on top of another. 

Just think of the amount of household plastic that will be diverted from the landfill when it is complete. It will take approximately 260,000 boards to complete the fence with an approximate weight of 3.4 million pounds of plastic.

For further information about this project contact Mark Geiger at Mark Geiger Developments LTD at mgeiger@accesscomm.ca. Mark is a member of the Regina Homebuilders Association and can be reached through this association at www.reginahomebuilders.com


Jul 17 2019

I ran into some friends of mine the other day.  Mary and Chris said that they read my blogs all the time but were interested in the shredding and recycling of electronic media but couldn’t find any information about it.  I explained to them the processes that we use and we talked about what items we could shred.  Some of the items were recyclable but it really depended on what materials that were involved.

I thought they had some really good questions and I suggested to them that I would write a blog about this.

So Mary and Chris, this blog is for you!!!

I know that there are many of you who have the same questions.  We can shred almost anything that is deemed confidential.  Items such as CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes, micro fiche and data tapes are easily destroyed.

We can also shred cell phones, BlackBerry smartphones, fax machines, computer hard drives, complete computers and industrial hard drives.  Some of these items have recyclable materials in them and are recycled if possible.

Our Sales Team have had some odd requests.  We have shredded things like flak jackets, tasers, shoes, knives, breast prostheses, and false teeth impressions.  So as you can see we shred almost anything.

One of our main functions at Crown Shred & Recycling is confidential document destruction.  We are able to destroy all forms of paper in addition to all our electronic media.

If there are some items that you wish to have destroyed , please contact our Commercial Sales department and they will be able to help you.  They can be contacted on this website at www.crownshredandrecycling.com.

Jul 17 2019

If you ever wanted to know where you can recycle your paper, plastic, tin, glass, bottles and cans, electronics, oil materials, tires, paint and much much more, look no further!!  Check out the information at:  www.recyclesaskatchewan.ca for more information.

The following are direct recycling links:

Paper, Plastic, Tin, Glass - www.crownshredandrecycling.com

Confidential Document Destruction: www.crownshredandrecycling.com

Bottles & Cans - www.sarcsarcan.ca

Electronics - SWEEP - www.sweepit.ca

Oil Materials - www.usedoilrecycling.com

Tires - www.scraptire.sk.ca

Paint - www.productcare.org

And Much More - www.saskwastereduction.ca

Please check out these specific sites for all your recycling needs


Jul 17 2019

Crown Shred & Recycling is pleased to be able to provide the citizens of Regina an update on the release information on the Request for Proposals for the Collection and Processing of Recyclable materials; the release date is scheduled for mid-November, 2011.  The RFP will be open to the public for bidding for two months and then closing for the RFP's will be mid-February 2012. The city has set aside two complete months to deliberate and interview potentially successful bidders.

The recycling initiative is to be introduced to the citizens of Regina beginning July 2nd, 2013.  We ask that our current customers visit our website frequently for updates to this future plan.

Crown Shred & Recycling Inc. congratulates the citizens of Regina, City Administration, City Council and Mayor Fiacco, for forging the way on mandatory curbside recycling.

Jack Shaw

President & CEO

Crown Shred & Recycling Inc.

Jul 17 2019

Jack Shaw of Crown Shred & Recycling said in a Leader Post interview that his company is not going to respond to the Collection RFP in the citywide curbside recycling service in the City of Regina. Instead, Crown Shred & Recycling is going to apply for the materials recycling facility that will handle the material from the collector.

Crown Shred & Recycling wants to assure our existing customers that a comprehensive plan is in place to provide full service to them until the City plan goes into place in your area.

Please check out the Leader Post Link before for more information about the city's decision.

Jul 17 2019

Our household of four recently switched to the curbside garbage collection as mandated by the City of Regina.  As we are staunch recyclers with the Crown Shred & Recycling Curbside program, we determined that switching from a back lane large garbage container to a 95 gallon Rolling Bin was no big deal.

So it's been two weeks of curbside garbage collection and we have had a total of four bags of garbage.  I looked in the bin this morning as I rolled it out to the curb and in it was only one bag of garbage.  AMAZING!!!  Remember, four adults in the household generated only one bag of garbage this week!

Now, we are fortunate that we have a small garden so we are able to compost our fruit and vegetable waste.  We have mulched our grass clippings for years so we are not faced with bags and bags of grass and leaf clippings.

I presume that we will have to at some point in time hire someone to remove old furniture or some other debri, but there is a "Good News" story for anyone who is faced with an overflowing rolling bin of garbage each week.  The solution is so simple.  Please call the folks at Crown Shred & Recycling and let them make your life easier.  It is a known fact that they can reduce your household waste by 85%.  That's big when you now only have a small rolling bin to discard your garbage.

You are on the website now.  Go to the "Our Services" link to gather more information or call Gloria at 306-543-5961.



Jul 17 2019

Her name is Lisa!!

Her supervisor describes her as having wonderful qualities.  She is "dedicated to the company".  "She is a quick thinker".  "She is always willing to help others".  "She is a multi-tasker".  All these qualities make Lisa one of the most personable people on the Crown Shred & Recycling team.

When you ask Lisa about her job and what her favourite part of her job is, she says "I love dealing with the truckers who come in every day with smiles on their faces".  She also likes working with the rest of the staff to complete the daily tasks.

You see, Lisa is truly a multi-tasker when her day consists of answering the telephones meanwhile weighing a truck on the scale.  She then has to complete the trucker's paperwork to ensure that he has all necessary documents to allow him to cross the Canadian/ US border.  When all this is going on, a customer will walk in requiring assistance or a another staff member will ask for information that only she can provide at this time.

You see, Lisa does all this and just keeps on smiling!!

Yes she is good!  We are lucky to have her on our team!!