POLITICS
03/27/2014 06:38 EDT | Updated 05/27/2014 05:59 EDT

Saskatchewan starting antifreeze, diesel exhaust fluid recycling in April

REGINA - The Saskatchewan government has announced a new program for recycling antifreeze and diesel exhaust fluid and the containers they're sold or stored in.

The Saskatchewan Association for Resource Recovery Corporation will now accept the toxic liquids at EcoCentres across the province.

Environment Minister Ken Cheveldayoff (SHEV'-uhl-DAY'-off) says the program builds on Saskatchewan's recycling initiatives.

It's estimated more than two million litres of used antifreeze are generated each year in Saskatchewan.

Association spokesman Phil Wrubleski says with the SARRC says the new program will create jobs.

"Our program is based on private sector collectors operating out in the free market, so because of this there definitely will be jobs created and more activity in the private sector," Wrubleski said.

"Anything that we can do to divert materials away from our landfills are things that people want, that residents of Saskatchewan want, and we're happy to make that happen," said Cheveldayoff.

(CKRM)