Jun 25 2013

With the EcoCentre on site, Crown Shred & Recycling can accept up to 500 litres of used oil per customer per visit and the corresponding volume of filters and containers.

Used oil materials can be dropped off during Crown Shred & Recycling’s regular operating hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Companies with larger volumes can contact a registered collector to pick up from their place of business.

Feb 27 2012

Our intention with this document is to inform you that the City of Regina is implementing a mandatory Residential Curbside Service effective summer of 2013. This service does not include Multi-Dwelling complexes. We also want to inform you that we have the perfect solution for you.

Below we have listed several questions that may or may not pertain to your business.

Multi-Dwelling Recycling Program

       Do you manage Condominiums with more than 4 Units?

       Do you manage Townhouses with single entry Units?

       Do your properties have Condo Boards?

 If you have said "yes" to any of the above questions, then we at Crown Shred & Recycling Inc. can help you set up a recycling program for any type of Condo or Townhouse complex.

Our service offers the following features:

  • Affordable Service Fees.
  • Scheduled Service – weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.
  • A variety of containers that will suit the individual site needs.
  • A calendar that shows your scheduled pickup dates.
  • A list of items that you can recycle from any room in your home.

We can recycle over 85% of your household waste and so for further information please call us at 306 543 1395 or e-mail us or check out our website at www.crownshredandrecycling.com.


Jan 10 2012
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
*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
* Metal hangers
The Bathroom
* Tissue boxes *Toilet paper cores *Q-tip box *Soap boxes
*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
* 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)
*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 )
*Soup cans *Vegetable cans *Pet food cans *Aluminum and tin cans *Pie tins *Juice cans *
*Glass jars and bottles (Some restrictions apply)
The Den
*Office Paper *Catalogues *Phone Books *Sticky notes *Scrap paper
*Plastic wrappers
The Garage
* Cardboard boxes flattened *Paper bags
*Plastic bags *Plastic wrapping *windshield washer bottles *
Please rinse all food residue and flatten all boxes.
Please remove all pumps from plastic containers.
Jan 05 2012

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.


Dec 13 2011

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