Blue (Glass & Phone Books) Box
The following items can be put in the Blue (Glass & Phone Books) Box for curbside collection. Please clean & rinse all glass bottles & jars before putting them in the recycling box! Please do not include broken glass (hazard to our workers) or different kinds of glass such as window panes, light bulbs, drinking glasses, Pyrex, or ceramics as we cannot recycle them. We can recycle Flourescent light bulbs & tubes if you bring them to the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot.
-glass canning jars
-glass pop, juice, wine & beer bottles
What Happens to the Glass and Phone Books at the Depot?
Mixed glass is shipped to Envirogrit in Abbotsford to be made into fibreglass. Contaminated glass is used as a gravel substitute.
Telephone books are marketed to Canadian Fibre where they are used as feed-stock in producing de-inked sheets of pulp to be used in the production of recycled content newsprint.
All glass beverage containers are recycled through the Beverage Container EPR Program, run by Encorp Pacific, and the Beer Bottle EPR Program, run by Canada’s National Brewers. Click to learn more about EPR, Extended Producer Responsibility Programs.