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Canada Day Holiday Reminder – NO RECYCLING PICKUP ON MONDAY, JULY 2

There will be NO CURBSIDE RECYCLING PICKUP on Monday, July 2 due to the Canada Day statutory holiday (as July 1 falls on a Sunday, the BC Employment Standards Branch has designated July 2nd as the official stat holiday).

Regular Monday curbside recycling pickup will resume on Monday, July 9. If you have lots of recycling in the meantime, bring it down to the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot, located at 10092 – 236th Street, just south of River Road in the Albion Industrial Park. The Recycling Depot will be OPEN on both Sunday, July 1 and Monday, July 2 from 9am – 5pm.

Happy Canada Day from Ridge Meadows Recycling!

Know any STUDENTS? We are hiring!!

2 Process Worker/Swamper/Supported Work Assistant Positions Available

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society has two summer positions available for students returning to school in the fall. All positions will start on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 and end on Friday, August 24, 2018 (term: 8 weeks).

Shayne Loo - 2011 Process Support Worker AssistantBoth positions are full time, flexible hours (including weekends), and pay $15.00/hour. Please send in your applications ASAP.

 

Tasks & Responsibilities:
-processing and sorting recyclable commodities
-assisting the public to unload products from their vehicles
-monitoring the pubic drop off front line area and providing direction to the public
-general cleanup: ensuring the production area is clean and organized at all times
-picking up recycling boxes and bags at curbside and sorting into bins on the curbside truck
-delivering recycling boxes
-all other duties as assigned

These activities will take place throughout the community and at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot. Applicants must be hard workers. Work schedule may be flexible and include some weekends. Must be bondable. Send resume & cover letter via email to Leanne Koehn, Community Engagement, at leanne@rmrecycling.org

Applications & resumes can be also submitted in person at the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society office, 10092 – 236th Street (at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot office), or by fax to 604-467-6100. All applicants must be returning to school in September, 2018.

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Government of Canada through their Canada Summer Jobs Grant.

 

Celebrate Earth Day 2018 Videos!!

Celebrate Earth Day 2018 was a fabulous event thanks to our many volunteers, sponsors, supporters, organizers, and participants!!

The sun shone on April 21, 2018 as the community celebrated “DIY: Make it, Grow it, Fix it, Share it!”

 

We also had SO MANY great Earth Day Lead-up events and thanks to Christina Waschko, we also have a highlight video of these!

 

See you on April 13, 2019 as Earth Day cultivates “Heal(thy) Community, Heal(thy) Self”!

New Item Accepted at the Recycling Depot – TEXTILES!!

We have partnered with the Salvation Army and now offer TEXTILES Recycling at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot!

Items must fit in the bin drawer (see photo above). All CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR, HOUSEHOLD TEXTILES and ACCESSORIES are accepted in the program.

Reusable AND Non-Reusable Textiles Welcome!

Bring your bag of single socks, your paint-stained rags, and all other textiles to the Depot! #outofthelandfill #intothedepot #thinkbeforeyouthrow

Celebrate Earth Day & Repair Cafe on Saturday, April 21!

Don’t miss the awesome activities at the Celebrate Earth Day festival coming up on Saturday, April 21! Our “DIY: Make it, Grow it, Fix it, Share it” theme includes TINKERbell Station & our 2nd Repair Cafe in the Greg Moore Youth Centre (south-east corner of Memorial Peace Park), the Familly Freecycle and Cycle Recycle Free Bike Draw, a Special Haney Farmers’ Market, a Food Truck Festival, interactive booths & activities, entertainment stages & roving performers & flash mobs and lots more!! It’s only on from 10am – 2pm, so come early, come hungry, and bring your broken stuff for repair!

Easter Holiday Recycling Pickup Schedule – NO PICKUP ON FRIDAY, MARCH 30

Reminder! There will be NO BLUE BOX RECYCLING PICKUP ON FRIDAY, MARCH 30 (Good Friday).

There WILL be pickup on MONDAY, APRIL 2 (Easter Monday).

The Maple Ridge Recycling Depot will be OPEN on both Good Friday and Easter Monday from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Happy Easter from Ridge Meadows Recycling!

“We Can Fix That!” – Maple Ridge’s First Repair Cafes Are A Go!!

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society has received funding from Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program to organize Maple Ridge’s first Repair Cafés. Repair Cafes are pop-up events where residents can bring their broken items (small appliances, jewelry, clothing, small toys or furniture, etc.) and there are tools, materials, and volunteer “fixers” available to help residents learn to repair their stuff!

To learn more, check out our Repair Cafe Info Page, learn more about Volunteering for the Cafes, or take a look at the Tools and Materials we need to make the cafes happen!

Our first Repair Cafe is happening on Saturday, March 24, from 10am – 2pm at the Maple Ridge Seniors’ Activity Centre – hope to see you (& your broken stuff) there!!

Family Day Stat Holiday Reminder – NO CURBSIDE RECYCLING PICKUP ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12

There will be NO CURBSIDE RECYCLING PICKUP on Monday, February 12 due to the Family Day statutory holiday.

Regular Monday curbside recycling pickup will resume on Monday, February 19. If you have lots of recycling in the meantime, bring it down to the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot, located at 10092 – 236th Street, just south of River Road in the Albion Industrial Park. The Recycling Depot will be OPEN on February 12 from 9am – 5pm.

Happy Family Day from Ridge Meadows Recycling!

 

Happy New Year! RMRS January, 2108 Newsletter Now Online

Happy 2018! We’ve got lots in store this year!

Our January newsletter includes a call for Volunteers for our upcoming Repair Cafes, information on Celebrate Earth Day (“DIY: Make it, Grow it, Fix it, Share it”) and the Earth Day Poetry & Photo Contests, environmental articles from 2017, and lots of great upcoming community events!

Click to view a copy of the RMRS January, 2018 Newsletter. This and past newsletters are archived on our website.

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