May 27 2018
It is important for everyone to have an understanding of what items in your home are recyclable. Below you will find a list of those items by area of your home so that it will be easy for you to gather up these items on recycle day. If you have questions, please checkout this website at www.crownshredandrecycling.com
The Laundry Room
Plastic
*Bleach bottles *Laundry soap containers *Spot remover bottles *Plastic hangers *Dry cleaning plastic bags *Plastic Laundry baskets *Fabric sheet box * Fabric softener bottles, *Softener Salt bags
Tin/Metal
* Metal hangers
The Bathroom
Paper
* Tissue boxes *Toilet paper cores *Q-tip box *Soap boxes
Plastic
*Shampoo bottles *Body wash bottles *Conditioner bottles * Plastic Hair spray bottles ( No Pumps ) *Plastic shaving containers  *Hand lotion bottles (No pumps) *Mouth wash bottle *deodorant container (actual deodorant removed)
The Kitchen
Paper
* Milk cartons *Creamer cartons *Paper egg cartons *Cereal boxes *Junk mail *Magazines *Newspaper *Pizza boxes – unsoiled *Juice Tetras *Soup and broth Tetras *Pet food bags ( Paper)
Plastic
*Milk Jugs *Creamer bottles *Juice bottles *Yogurt containers *Salad dressing containers *Plastic bags inside cereal and cracker boxes *Plastic cookie and muffin containers *Plastic grocery bags *condiment bottles *Vinegar jugs *Pet food bags ( Plastic ) *Clean food wrap *cereal bags *Rice and pasta bags *Bubble wrap *Shrink wrap ( Off of bottled water/soup )
Tin
*Soup cans *Vegetable cans *Pet food cans *Aluminum and tin cans *Pie tins *Juice cans *
Glass
*Glass jars and bottles (Some restrictions apply)
The Den
Paper
*Office Paper *Catalogues *Phone Books *Sticky notes *Scrap paper
Plastic
*Plastic wrappers
The Garage
Paper
* Cardboard boxes flattened *Paper bags
Plastic
*Plastic bags *Plastic wrapping *windshield washer bottles *
Please rinse all food residue and flatten all boxes.
Please remove all pumps from plastic containers.
May 27 2018

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.

 

May 27 2018

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

 

May 27 2018

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

 

May 27 2018

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.

May 27 2018

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.

May 27 2018

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.

 

 

May 27 2018

Vern is his name.  A real likeable guy.

According to his supervisor Kelly, Vern is an extremely dedicated employee who thrives on getting the job done correctly and on time.

You see, Vern is one of many employees at Crown Shred & Recycling Inc. who takes pride in his work.  He loads anywhere between 5 to 7 semi-trailers a day with marketable recycled paper, cardboard or plastic.  These loads are destined for mills anywhere in North America depending on the commodity.  Vern has to pay particular attention to how the material is loaded, making sure the trailer is not over-weight or that the material has been properly prepared.

In addition, Vern also unloads several semi-trailers a week arriving from various recycling plants throughout Saskatchewan as well as our own trucks on a daily basis.

In preparation for all this shipping, Vern must separate all the different bales.  He must then de-palletize those bales that come on pallets and weigh each bale before it's loaded.

Vern is also responsible for inventory control of all our bales so you can see he is one busy guy.  He ships approximately 8 different commodities to various mills.

Vern likes to be busy so when the opportunity presents itself, he will work through breaks just to get the semi drivers on the road.

WOW!!  What a guy!!

May 27 2018

The term "Styrofoam" is actually a Dow Chemical Co. trademarked form of polystyrene foam insulation.

Only about five percent of a foam package is polystyrene; the rest is air.

The Benefits

Styrofoam has an insulating quality that helps keep food warm.  It is also light weight and has high durability and strength making it an excellent packaging material.

The Downside

Styrofoam is made from petroleum.  In its production process, a carcinogenic chemical known as benzene is used.  Due to the presence of benzene it is inevitable that food in direct contact could be affected.

Furthermore, Styrofoam is hardly biodegradable.  In the absence of a suitable solvent it can last almost forever.

Styrofoam is often space-consuming.  It is estimated that by volume, it takes up as much as thirty percent of landfills worldwide.

Now - The Good News!!

In Saskatchewan, Crown Shred & Recycling Inc. collects and markets Styrofoam for re-use in the manufacturing of non - food related goods.

When preparing Styrofoam for recycling, please remember to remove all debris and break up the material into smaller pieces.

For further information and contact information, please visit our website at: www.crownshredandrecycling.com

May 27 2018

There are several reasons why it may make sense to recycle vinyl siding. First, the material is generated in significant quantities. The Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) claims that approximately 6 % is waste.

Second, there appears to be a strong demand for recovered vinyl. Where is the demand coming from? Typically, recovered vinyl is sold to manufacturers of such things as sewer pipe, electrical conduits, irrigation pipe, outdoor furniture, fencing, garden hoses, floor mat backings, molded tool handles and tarps.

Third, there may be economic incentive to recycle vinyl siding. By diverting substantial amounts of siding from landfills, installers and customers can be saved from paying tipping fees. Most pre-consumer scrap is clean which makes it even more desireable to recycle.

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