What Can Be Recycled at the Depot

Download the RMRS A to Z List, a short list of items accepted at the Maple Ride Recycling Depot, or see the extended version of the list below!

Glass Bottles - Blue Box (RMRS 2009)Ridge Meadows Recycling has been running the Recycling Depot for over 30 years. During this time, we have worked with numerous manufacturers to develop the most local, cost-efficient, and environmentally-responsible methods of recycling various materials.

We are often asked why certain materials are not recyclable. Usually, the answer is there is no market for the recycled materials. While many people think of recycled materials being a part of ‘green’ goods such as recycled toilet paper and products marketed as ‘green’ through their recycled content, the truth is that almost every new product can replace new, virgin paper pulp or other new material with recycled content.

Newspaper - Blue Bag (RMRS 2009)Other times, the item is made from a number of materials that are bonded together in a way that makes them impossible to separate (eg. toothpaste tubes, chip bags).

While not many companies do this yet, there are certain retailers, such as London Drugs, who will accept all packaging from products sold at their stores for recycling.

RCBC LogoIf you are unclear whether an item is recyclable or not, call us at 604-463-5545, call the Recycling Council of BC’s Recycling Hotline at 604-732-9253 Monday – Friday 9am-4pm, or check out their online Recyclepedia.

 
RCBC & SPEC have developed a Recyclepedia Smart Phone App that is now available to download!

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The A to Z List of Things to Bring to the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot:

*Please note that we are an end-of-life recycling facility. If something is still usable, please try selling it or giving it away to charity first.

  • 8-track tapes
  • aerosol cans
  • aerosol paint cans
  • air conditioners
  • aluminum foil
  • answering machines
  • appliances (large & small, anything with a cord or battery – $10 freon removal fee for refrigerators & freezers)
  • baby monitors & receivers
  • rmrs-lithium-battery-sign-sept-14-2016“bag-in-a-box” wine pouches & boxes
  • barbeques
  • batteries (all kinds – household, rechargable, car, motorcycle, button, & lantern)
  • bed frames (metal)
  • beer bottles
  • bikes (used kids’ bikes ($5) and adult bikes ($10) are available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • blenders
  • books (used books are available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • boxboard (cereal boxes)
  • brass
  • bread makers
  • cables
  • calculators
  • camp fuel
  • cans (tin & aluminum)
  • car parts (metal)
  • cardboard
  • cards
  • cassette tapes
  • cases from DVDs or CDs
  • catalogues
  • cathode ray tube TVs
  • CDs
  • cell phones & accessories (chargers, ear buds, etc.)
  • chainsaws
  • chandeliers
  • Christmas lights
  • clamshell (plastic) packaging
  • clothes hangers (metal & plastic)
  • coffee cups (paper & styrofoam)
  • coffee makers
  • compact flourescent lights (CFLs)
  • computers & accessories (keyboards, monitors, hard drives, all cords, headphones, webcams)
  • cooking oil
  • copiers
  • copper
  • CPUs (Central Processing Units)
  • deck paint (any community groups interested in picking up used paint for projects, please call us at 604-463-5545)
  • desktop computers
  • digital microscopes & telescopes
  • dishwashers
  • domestic pesticides
  • drill presses
  • drink boxes (tetra paks & cartons)
  • dryers
  • DVDs
  • ebook readers
  • egg cartons (cardboard, plastic, and styrofoam)
  • electric fans
  • electric grass trimmers
  • electric guitards
  • electric lawn mowers
  • electric toothbrushes
  • electronic blood pressure devices
  • electronic exercise machines
  • electronic musical instruments
  • electronic thermometers
  • electronic toys
  • electronics (all)
  • empty paint cans
  • engine blocks
  • engine oil
  • envelopes
  • ethernet switches
  • exercise bicycles
  • fax machines
  • fencing (metal)
  • fire extinguishers
  • flammable liquids
  • flashlights
  • flat screen TVs
  • floppy discs
  • flourescent lights (tubes & CFL bulbs)
  • flyers
  • food processors
  • freezers ($10 freon removal fee)
  • frozen juice cans (spiral-wound with metal ends)
  • fryer grease & oil
  • furnaces
  • “gable top” cartons (milk, juice, soy or almond milk)
  • game cartridges
  • gaming consoles & controllers
  • gasoline
  • glass jars & bottles (used canning jars are available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • grease (kitchen)
  • hair dryers
  • halogen lights
  • hand-held GPS devices
  • hand mixers
  • hard drives
  • headphones
  • hot water tanks
  • hydraulic fluid
  • ice cream buckets & lids
  • incandescent light bulbs
  • jars (used canning jars are available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • juice bottles
  • juice boxes
  • juice cartons
  • juice bags/pouches (single serve)
  • juicers
  • keyboards
  • kitchen appliances
  • kitchen grease & oil
  • lamps
  • laptop computers
  • laser discs
  • laser printers
  • latex paint (any community groups interested in picking up used paint for projects, please call us at 604-463-5545)
  • lawn mowers
  • LED lightbulbs
  • lids (metal or plastic)
  • light bulbs & tubes (all types)
  • liquid adhesives
  • magazines (used magazines are available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • marine enamel (paint)
  • media storage devices
  • memory cards
  • metal cans
  • mouse (for computer)
  • microscopes
  • microwaves
  • milk cartons
  • milk jugs
  • monitors
  • motor oil
  • motors
  • nails
  • newspaper
  • notebook computers
  • office (ledger) paper
  • oil containers (plastic)
  • oil filters
  • oil tanks
  • oil (cooking)
  • overhead projectors
  • paint (oil & latex based – any community groups interested in picking up used paint for projects, please call us at 604-463-5545)
  • paint cans (with labels)
  • paint thinners
  • pesticides (domestic)
  • phone books
  • photocopiers
  • piping
  • pizza boxes (clean – no food waste, please!)
  • plant pots
  • plastic bags & wrap
  • plastic containers
  • pocket & desk calculators
  • pop bottles
  • power drills
  • power tools
  • printers
  • projection TVs
  • propane tanks
  • questionable liquids (oil, pesticides, paint thinner, etc.)
  • records
  • refrigerators ($10 freon removal fee)
  • refundable drink bottles
  • routers
  • rust paint
  • Saran (plastic) wrap
  • satellite dishes & radio receivers
  • scanners
  • scrap metal
  • sergers
  • sewing machines
  • shellac
  • sinks
  • smart phones
  • solvents
  • soup containers
  • speakers
  • steel
  • stethoscopes (electronic)
  • stoves
  • styrofoam
  • table saws
  • tablet computers
  • take-out containers
  • telephone books
  • telephones
  • tetra paks
  • thermostats
  • toasters
  • toilets ($5 drop-off fee if not part of the Low-Flow Toilet Tax Credit Program)
  • tools
  • touch screens
  • track balls
  • transmission fluid
  • TVs
  • USB drives
  • used oil
  • vacuums
  • VCRs
  • vehicle audio & video systems
  • venitian blinds (metal)
  • VHS tapes
  • video cameras
  • walkie talkies
  • washing machines
  • water bottles (plastic & metal)
  • water coolers ($10 freon removal fee)
  • weed eaters
  • weights
  • wine bottles
  • wire
  • wireless mouse
  • extra cell phone accessories
  • yogurt containers
  • zippers