A new recycling plant is officially opened in Saskatoon. (Kathy Fitzpatrick/CBC)

A new recycling plant opened Friday in Saskatoon, built from 13,000 tonnes of recycled material.

The SARCAN facility expects to process 175 million beverage containers per year. It will also go through 8,400 tonnes of salvage material in a year, more than double the capacity of its former plant.

Portions of the building were fabricated from recycled glass, asphalt and rubber.