VIDEO/PHOTOS: Premier, Saskatoon mayor open new SARCAN location
Brad Wall and Don Atchison were at a new SARCAN plant location on Friday to commemorate the facility's opening by cutting the ribbon and crushing the first brick of bottles and cans.
The new SARCAN plant is located in the Marquis Industrial Area, and its construction was helped with $4 million from the provincial Go Green Fund.
The plant is very much needed as the recycling organization has seen a 66 per cent increase in the last decade.
Operations Director Kevin Acton says their previous facility could process just 10-thousand metric tonnes of material.
“This facility we are estimating will easily be able to handle 15 to 16,000 metrics tonnes,” said Acton.
Acton notes there is a twin facility in Regina. Combined, they can process about 30,000 metric tonnes.
The premier made a focal point of his speech the Sask. Party's commitment to support employment opportunities for the disabled. After the proceedings, he held a short press conference to answer questions around his campaign.
With files from News Talk Radio's Jared Knoll.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Karen Brownlee and Chris Morin.