Welcome to Ridge Meadows Recycling’s website!
Mission: Ridge Meadows Recycling Society is a community-based, non-profit organization, advocating zero waste, operating responsible waste reduction services and providing environmental education. We employ people with developmental disabilities assisting their integration into the community.
Vision: A waste free, socially responsible community
Our offices are located at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot – 10092 – 236th Street, Maple Ridge, BC, just off River Road in the Albion Industrial Park. Come check us out – and don’t forget your recyclables! Download the RMRS A to Z List for a list of items we accept at the Recycling Depot.
**Note: We are currently on our Summer Hours schedule at the Depot – open at 8:00am and closing at 6:00pm Monday to Saturday. Sundays and holidays we are open from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Winter Hours (open till 5pm Mon-Sat) begin on October 1, 2018.
REMINDER: There is NO CURBSIDE RECYCLING PICKUP on Statutory or Designated Holidays. Download the 2018 RMRS Stat Holiday Blue Box Pickup Schedule.
In addition to picking up recyclables curbside, at apartments, and businesses, we also run the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot which accepts over 200 different items. The Maple Ridge Recycling Depot is OPEN on all stat holidays except Christmas Day & New Year’s Day.
Ridge Meadows Recycling Society also administers the Spring & Fall Brush Chipping Programs, Maple Ridge’s Wildsafe BC program, and the Low-Flow Toilet Tax Credit program. We are the lead coordinator on Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge (April) and each Spring we sell Composters, Solar Cone Food Digesters, Rain Barrels, & Bear-Resistant Totes.
*NOTE: We are currently in the process of phasing out some of the recycling bags. You can keep on using what you’ve got till it is no longer usable, then you can order new ones. Our workers will pick up whatever you put out, as long as it is recyclable items that we accept in our curbside pickup program.
Lots has changed since we began recycling in Maple Ridge in 1972 – over 40 years ago!
And the changes continue with new programs…
Learn more about:
Metro Vancouver’s ban on Organics (food waste, lawn clippings, etc.) in their waste facilities, which came into effect in January, 2015.
Maple Ridge Repair Cafes, where volunteers will fix your broken stuff for FREE!! We were excited to launch this new project in March, 2018 with help from a federal New Horizons for Seniors grant!
Single Use Plastic Item Reduction Strategies & our Position Statement – adopted in July, 2018