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Electronics Recycling

SARCAN Recycling collects end-of-life electronics for responsible recycling at all of its depots in accordance with the Province of Saskatchewan's Environmental Management and Protection Act. Saskatchewan’s provincial electronics recycling program is managed by the Electronic Products Recycling Assocation (EPRA), a non-profit association created by electronics manufacturers and retailers. EPRA is funded by Environmental Handling Fees (EHFs) paid upon the purchase of new electronics.

Please note: We do not household appliances. To find out where to recycle these and other household items, please visit the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council's "Where to Recycle" database.


What is accepted?

Computers, including laptops, tablets, CPUs (towers), desktop servers, CRT monitors, flat panel monitors and automotive displays as well as keyboards, mice, speakers, external modems/routers, external storage drives, and scanners.

Printers, including inkjet printers, laser/toner printers, dot matrix printers, all-in-one (multi-function) printers, photo printers, label printers, and floor-standing printers.


Fax Machines

Televisions, including CRT and flat panel televisions, closed-circuit displays, and TV/VCR or DVD combinations.

Audio Equipment, including stereos (home and automobile), speakers (home, automobile, and MP3 docking speakers), headphones, microphones, portable music players (CD, cassette, MP3), voice recorders, radios, alarm clock radios, and turntables.

Video Equipment, including VCRs, DVD players, portable DVD players, personal video recorders (PVRs), satellite receivers, cable receivers, personal data assistants (PDAs), and digital picture frames.

Cameras, including film cameras, digital cameras, video cameras, web cameras, and security cameras.

Telephones, including corded and cordless telephones, cellular and smart phones, satellite telephones, VOIP telephones, pagers, beepers, and answering machines.

Countertop Microwave Ovens

Gaming Consoles, including handheld gaming systems and gaming periphery.

E-Book Readers

Portable and vehicle Global Positioning Systems (GPS)


What is not accepted?

We reserve the right to reject any electronics if we deem them to be in an unsafe condition to handle (including those with broken shards of leaded glass or excessively dirty products).


Large Volume Generators (Bulk Return Customers)

Customers may bring in up to 25 large pieces of electronics per depot per day without making an appointment.

Large volume generators of electronics and other bulk electronics customers may drop off more than this by appointment only. Customers who wish to bring in more than 50 large pieces of electronics may be asked to package their electronics off site (using packaging materials supplied by SARCAN) and deliver them via your organization's transport or a courier.  Please contact the depot in your community by phone to book an appointment.

  • In Regina, please contact the Angus Street depot at (306) 359-3320
  • In Saskatoon, please contact the Faithfull Avenue depot at (306) 975-0650
  • In Prince Albert, please contact the North Industrial Drive depot at (306) 764-7288

Large volume generators (including non-SARCAN municipalities) may also apply to EPRA to have their materials picked up free of charge.  For more information on EPRA's large vendor generator services, please visit the EPRA website.


What Happens to Electronics?

The electronics dropped off at SARCAN depots are expressly done so for the purposes of dismantling and recycling (not reuse or resale).  It is because of this that SARCAN depots are not able to offer any electronics or components of electronics to the public for reuse or resale.

To find out about the electronics recycling process, visit the EPRA website.


Data Security

Electronics collected by SARCAN Recycling are not plugged in or operated.  Concerned customers are still encouraged to wipe their personal information from any data-containing electronics (including, but not limited to, CPUs, laptops, desktop servers, fax machines, answering machines, cell phones and cameras). The fully secure dismantling sites that dismantle and recycle the electronics collected under EPRA must meet rigid security standards that prevent the unlawful access of customer information.  For more information on how to wipe drives, please visit the EPRA website or call 1-888-567-4535.


For More Information

For more information on the program and environmental handling fees, or for exact definitions of the products accepted, visit the EPRA website or call 1-888-567-4535.