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Non-Beverage Glass

Important Note!

SARCAN recycles non-beverage glass containers in agreements with individual Saskatchewan municipalities. Therefore, we are unable to accept non-beverage glass containers at all SARCAN locations.

Non-beverage glass container recycling is currently only available at the following locations:

  • All depots in Regina
  • All depots in Saskatoon

You can find the hours and addresses of these locations here. If you want to recycle non-beverage glass containers outside of these communities, we encourage you to

  • Inquire with your municipality to see if they are accepted in your municipality's local recycling service (curbside or blue bin recycling), or
  • Visit the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council's 'Where to Recycle?' database and search for glass recycling options in your region.

Customers visiting the SARCAN depots listed above can recycle non-beverage glass free of charge. Unlike deposit beverage containers, no deposit is paid upon the purchase of non-beverage glass containers, so SARCAN does not pay deposit refunds for non-beverage glass.

To learn more about the City of Regina’s glass recycling program, please visit their website.

To learn more about the City of Saskatoon’s glass recycling program, please visit their website.

What is accepted?

  • Food Jars (pickles, condiments, jams/jellies, sauces, peanut butter, salsa, vegetables)

  • Food Bottles (vinegar, oils)

  • Baby Juice Bottles

  • Canning Jars (used for home canning)

  • Glass storage containers

  • We reserve the right to reject any non-beverage glass containers if we deem them to be in an unsafe condition to handle.

What is accepted?

  • Excessively dirty or broken glass containers

  • Oversized glass containers, like glass carboys and glass jugs (typically used for home brewing)

  • Pyrex Glass

  • Containers for hazardous or industrial goods

  • Drinking glasses, dishware, and china

  • Ceramics, including bathroom fixtures

  • Windows

  • Windshield Glass

  • Mirrors

  • Science, laboratory, or medical glass products

  • Light Bulbs

  • Not sure what you can do with these materials? Please contact your municipality or visit the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council's 'Where to Recycle?' database for more information.

Preparing Your Glass

COVID-19 Update:

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, SARCAN depots participating in non-beverage glass recycling (listed above) have a designated spot where you can drop off containers without waiting in line. To find the non-beverage glass drop off spot at your local SARCAN depot, please speak with our Recycling Guide, located at the front door wearing a high visibility vest.

To drop off non-beverage glass at the participating SARCAN locations (listed above), please:

  • Make sure your containers are as clean as possible
  • Remove caps before visiting (which we can recycle if you separate them and bring them in a separate bag)
  • Place them in a box instead of in your bag with other containers
    • Use a separate box for non-beverage and beverage glass to keep them separated when returning large amounts

What Happens to Glass?

100% of the glass you recycle at SARCAN is given a second life and transformed into new products!

  • Clear glass is transformed into clear, reflective glass beads for traffic/ road marking paint in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
  • Colour/ tinted glass is transformed into fiberglass insulation in Airdrie, Alberta.

To find out more about SARCAN's recycling process, check out this video here: