Thanks to a partnership between REACT Waste Management and SARCAN, area residents are now able to recycle glass containers such as jars and bottles. The recycling service comes free of charge, and it will begin on April 18.

A release from REACT states that REACT has partnered with SARCAN to allow residents to take their household glass containers to depots located at seven locations within the district. This includes SARCAN depots at Humboldt, Watson, Lanigan, Naicam, Wakaw, Cudworth and Watrous. REACT will pay SARCAN a fee per tonne to accept the glass at the SARCAN depots.

“It is a win-win situation. Our residents will now be able to recycle household glass and we know it is being collected clean because unacceptable waste is sorted out at the drop off locations. This is a wonderful opportunity to help keep glass out of the landfills. The clear glass is made into reflective beads that are put into highway paint and the colored glass is made into insulation,” explained Wendy Yaworski, CEO for REACT. 

Glass items accepted include:

  • 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

Residents are asked to ensure that items are thoroughly cleaned and the lids are removed before taking them to SARCAN for recycling. More details are available at