Regens Disposal, which was started by Gene and Margaret Baniulis in 1985, has been sold to a company that operates nationwide.

Green for Life is taking over Regens Disposal which operates in South East Saskatchewan including the cities of Weyburn and Estevan.

"GFL is a national environmental service provider and we operate in all the provinces across the country. While we have been in Saskatchewan for quite some time, last year we really invested greatly with one of Saskatchewan's premier environmental service company, Envirotech. We partnered with that company out of Saskatoon last July," said Luke Pelosi, Executive Vice President for Corporate Development, Green For Life.

"Since that time we have been looking for additional opportunities to expand our presence and invest in Saskatchewan markets and opportunities."

Pelosi added that when they found the Regens business and started talking with Gene, they saw it to be a good fit for their company.

Regens has the recycling curbside pickup contract with the City of Weyburn.

"We're going to step into the contracts and agreements that Gene and Regens had made with the communities it serves, as they are, but we are always looking for ways to partner with communities."

"We are certainly willing to engage in additional conversations to see if there are other ways we can serve the community."

GFL is involved in food waste management across the country. In provinces such as British Columbia and Ontario, GFL runs curbside compost pick up programs.
Pelosi commented on how, In Alberta, it is becoming illegal to dump commercial food waste at landfills.

"I think Saskatchewan still has a "bit of a way" to go but we recently invested in some composting operations in Regina market area and we're looking to see the appetite that communities have, to engage in those.

"Ultimately getting the food waste out of the landfill is better for everyone."

Pelosi said that staffing will stay the same at Regens but the branding colours will be changing in time, to bright green.

Regens Disposal Community Recycle Bins are located at 40 18th street. 


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