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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.

What is accepted?

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

Desktop Printers and Fax Machines: Inkjet printers, laser/toner printers, dot matrix printers, all-in-one (multi-function) printers, photo printers, label printers, and desktop photocopiers.

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.

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


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

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).

  • You can contact a local IT company to perform wiping services for you.
  • You can wipe your hard drive clean yourself using data erasing software.
  • You can physically destroy data containing components.
    • Hard drives can be pierced through the platters (internal silver circular plates) with a drill.
    • Memory cards, cassettes, and other media storage devices can be cut in half.

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 these standards, visit 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 or call 1-888-567-4535.