Recycling Update – Wednesday, December 7, 3:30pm:
The recycling trucks and our crews ARE picking up recycling today, it is just taking longer due to the snow affecting some of the routes last week. They have been working hard since 6:30am and will most likely be out until around 7:00pm.
Thanks for your patience & understanding!
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Welcome to Maple Ridge! First, click here to find out your recycling pickup day. Next, sign up for our monthly newsletter to learn all about recycling and environmental programs in Maple Ridge. Then, give us a call at 604-463-5545 to learn all about our program & visit the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot (10092 – 236th Street) to pick up your new recycling boxes & bags! Bonus – got questions about garbage pickup in Maple Ridge? Finally, check out our Custom Google Map of cool activities and fab places to visit in your new hometown!!
Please use our recycling boxes & bags!
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. Download the RMRS A to Z List for a list of items we accept at the Recycling Depot.
We are currently on our Winter Hours schedule at the Depot – open at 8:00am and closing at 5:00pm Monday to Saturday. Sundays and holidays we are open from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Summer Hours (closing an hour later, at 6pm Mon-Sat) begin on April 1, 2023.
REMINDER: There is NO CURBSIDE RECYCLING PICKUP on Statutory or Designated Holidays. Download the 2022 RMRS Stat Holiday Blue Box Pickup Schedule
In addition to picking up recyclables curbside and at apartments, 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 Maple Ridge Repair Cafes and each Spring we sell Composters, Solar Cone Food Digesters, & Rain Barrels.
Lots has changed since we began recycling in Maple Ridge in 1972 – 50 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, launched in March, 2018 with help from a federal New Horizons for Seniors program grant. Thanks to Vancity’s EnviroFund grant program for funding our subsequent Cafes!
Canada’s ban on 6 single use plastic items – set to begin in January, 2023:
Single Use Plastic Item Reduction Strategies & our Position Statement – adopted in July, 2018