Jul 18 2019

In our industry the one constant we can always count on is the amount of recyclables being brought to our door.  There really isn't a slow time of year, but there are peaks around Christmas and the fall season.  We usually have between 15 - 25 trucks delivering loose material each day Monday to Saturday. 

Cory says: "We could have a truck rodeo in our yard some days!"

 Our yard is a busy place and sometimes room is scarce but we always find a way to handle all the trucks . The ability of our people is the key.

Most of the material brought in goes over our sortline and all the material goes through our baler.  We average about 2700 bales a month with each bale averaging 1200 lbs.  That is alot of material that goes through our facility. 

Vern, The Master Shipper, says that he loads those bales before the wire is even tight!!!

Jul 18 2019

Almost any material can be recycled in some way. The most popular items that are recycled are paper, plastic and metals.

Now, I know what you're thinking. Why should I take a few extra brain cells to make the effort to recycle?

Well, there are different strokes for different folks. But one reason we should all agree on is to conserve our resources for the future. Another important reason is to save energy.

METALS FOR RECYCLE

Fact: 6.5 million tons of carbons by emissions are eliminated when 7 million tons of metals are recycled. It's like removing 5 million cars off the roads for a year.

Fact: The amount of aluminum cans thrown away in a 3 month period can make enough metal to rebuild a whole fleet of commercial airplanes.

Fact: Tin is another metal that has great value. Did you know that tin, when recycled, is so pure it can be used as stannous fluoride, it is the stuff that fights cavities in our toothpaste? ON GUARD! Say, those little tooth defenders, with their tin swords!!

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

NEXT - What is really taking up all that space in the landfills?

 

Jul 18 2019

Do you realize how much waste a household can produce in one day? Every day you throw things away that can be recycled to preserve the environment.

Fact: 1 ton of your soda cans can be recycled and save 207 million BTUs. That  is equal to 36 barrels of oil, or 1,655 gallons of gas.

Fact: 1 soda can, recycled, can be converted into energy to give you 3 hours of TV time.

Fact: 95% of energy that is used to produce cans from virgin ore, can be saved by recycling aluminum cans.

Fact: Recycling also limits gas emissions that are causing the greenhouse effect.

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

 

Jul 18 2019

Morning - Yogurt consumed by three people packing lunches for work and school.

Noon - Empty yogurt container along with other recyclables is picked up by a Crown Shred & Recycling truck.

Afternoon - The yogurt container along with other plastic containers is melted into a plank ready for a nice picnic table.

Now that's recycling and re-using!!

Why don't you try it?

Jul 18 2019

Did you know you can recycle electronic items like computers?  Sarcan takes them, so don’t take them to the dump.

 

Did you know you can recycle ink cartridges?  Yep, you can take them back to Island Ink-Jet and they will reuse the cartridges whenever they can or Staples has an Ink and Toner Program too.

 

Did you know you can recycle the tabs from pop and beer cans?  Absolutely!!  They make wheelchairs.  Wheelchairs!!!  So set up a container on your fridge or by the bag you put your cans in and spend an extra couple minutes and save your tabs!  You’re not only helping the environment, you’re helping a person in need.

 

Did you know you can recycle paint cans?  Sarcan takes those too!

Jul 18 2019

Equipment is big in our industry and having the proper equipment is even bigger.  Recently, we replaced our old Ameri-Shred shredder with a new Ameri-Shred Series 4.  The old unit was rated for 4,000 pounds an hour.  The new one can do 10,000 pounds and has the capabilities to shred hardcover books among other things, the old shredder couldn’t.

At present, our employees are unable to keep up with this amazing machine.  The speed and output are 5 times greater than the old machine allowing us the ability to process more material in an 8 hour shift.

Our Ameri-Shred 4000 was operated for 12 hours per day to keep up with the volume of material, whereas the Ameri-Shred 10,000 currently is averaging 6 hours a day.  We expect the hours to decrease once we have effectively increased the efficiency of the machine.

Jul 18 2019
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Saskatchewan's Recycling experts

Crown Shred and Recycling Inc. is Regina and Saskatchewan's first & foremost recycling center.The company is an independently Saskatchewan owned collector, processor and marketer of recyclable material.

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RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

Residential services include recycling of:
  • Newspaper, junkmail & flyers
  • Cardboard & cereal box type materials
  • Gift wrap and packing paper
  • Magazines, phone books
  • Any fibre type material
  • Tin cans & aluminum containers
  • Household Plastics (some restrictions apply)
  • Apartment/Condominium Recycling
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COMMERCIAL SERVICES

Confidential commercial services include:
  • Document Destruction
  • Office Recycling
  • Media Destruction
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BROKERAGE SERVICES

Crown Shred & Recycling has over 20 years of brokerage experience, operations and processing.
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