The SARCAN recycling depot in Estevan experienced its busiest month in at least a few years.
Connie Hagel, who is the manager of the depot, said they expect to count 1.3 million containers this month. This marks the first time in the five years that she has worked there in which they have recycled that many materials.
More than 2,000 customers have passed through the depot’s doors this month, and they have recycled 50,000-70,000 containers per day.
The depot reopened to the public in mid-June, and since that time, it has experienced steady traffic, with people regularly lined up to drop off their empty cans, bottles, milk jugs and more.
Due to restrictions associated with COVID-19, people have to line up outside the door when all of the recycling bays are in use.
SARCAN has been encouraging people to use their drop and go system to reduce their wait time.
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