Dec 15 2017

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

 

Dec 15 2017

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.

Dec 15 2017

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.

Dec 15 2017

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.

 

 

Dec 15 2017

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!!

Dec 15 2017

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!!

Dec 15 2017

Many companies have taken several steps to reduce the environmental impact of packaging materials.

Here are three key areas that you can work on that will impact the environment.

First of all, the toughest thing is to reduce the amount of packaging materials used in the shipping of your products.  It takes great ingenuity to make this happen.

Secondly, try to use recycled fiber whenever it's possible.  This reduces the amount of chemicals used in the manufacturing of raw materials.  You will see on the attached image that a trailer of baled cardboard is being loaded to be sent to a re-pulping plant to make more cardboard.

And thirdly, if it is not possible to use recycled fiber then we must ensure that pulp-based packaging is used in a continual basis.  If at all possible please use suppliers who are not involved in deforestation.

Our intent here is to inform the reader about how to reduce packaging materials in your everyday shipping needs.  Please contact your local recycler for more information.  In the Province of Saskatchewan please contact Crown Shred & Recycling at www.crownshredandrecycling.com.

 

Dec 15 2017

When you look around at your family, your friends or teenage children, they are all either texting or on facebook or communicating on twitter and you know things have changed.  If we are to communicate with our youth today this is the way to go.  These people are going to be the purchasing agents of the future so let's make the changes now.

We at Crown Shred & Recycling needed some upgrading on our website.  Our very capable web designer, Justin@dryfive.com suggested that while making all these changes that we link in Facebook and Twitter and also create a blog.

Management at Crown Shred & Recycling decided we needed to get some professional help.  No, not the psychiatric kind but a social media expert.  We contacted Trent Fraser of www.FraserStrategy.ca to help us along and he got us hooked up with Jeff Maystruck of www.JephMaystruck.com and the rest is history.  "Jeff, your the best!".

Today, we are learning the techniques on how to write blogs as well as communicating on Facebook and Twitter.  We have set up a team consisting of Jenese on Facebook, Cory on Twitter and myself on blogs.  We have become very disciplined on the amount of time spent on research on all facets and is working out very well.  Jeff continues to coach us along with regularly scheduled meetings.

We are starting to see some positive results on all facets of our program on Google Analytics.  We are excited!!  Stay tuned for further updates.

 

Dec 15 2017

Plastic for Recycle

Quoted in part from www.stumblerz.com/recycling-fun-facts

Plastic is a big issue.  There are seven different types of plastics that make up objects and containers we use everyday.

Here is where we take a little turn in the road.  If you have been following our website www.crownshredandrecycling.com, you will notice that we manufacture plastic planks.  Do you remember my blog about "The Day in the Life of a Yogurt Container"?  I am sure you do!  It is interesting how a yogurt container can end up being a picnic table made out of plastic.

There are so many uses for all the household plastics.  It is important that you buy products that display the number of the plastic in the triangle so recyclers will know what kind of plastic it is.

Every year the number of recycling businesses grow.  There are over 17,000 plastic recycling centers waiting for your plastics.

Besides plastic fence posts and planks, all of these materials can be reused and made into new products for mattress filling, absorbing products (sponges), wadding, and felt that is used to create fiber for clothing.

Let's make it happen!!

 

Dec 15 2017

What is really taking up all that space in that landfill?

Quoted in part from www.stumblerz.com/recycling-fun-facts/

Recyclable Paper

All those magazines, newspapers and boxes made from cardboard and paper, are the most thrown away material.  These materials can be remade into new paper products.

17 of our lovely, oxygen producing trees have to be cut down to produce about 1 ton of paper.

More and more people are joining in to recycle paper products.  We all need to do our part to avoid putting things in the landfill that are so easily recycled.  Paper is the easy one.  We need to do this together.

50 million tons of paper are used each year.  Save the trees!!

Boxes that toys or shoes come in can be recycled to make new cartons for cereal boxes, soap boxes, soda cartons and the so important PIZZA BOXES. If that doesn't inspire you, I don't know what will.

An acre of trees can be preserved by recycling 1 ton of paper products.

37 percent of our garbage is comprised of paper products.

PLEASE - Let's get serious!!!

 

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