Recycling Pickup Update – THURSDAY, January 13, 1:00pm:
The trucks ARE out picking up recycling today!
Thank you for your patience as weather and road conditions for the past two weeks required residents with Thursday recycling pickup to either hang on to recycling or bring it to the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot.
Because we were not able to pickup two weeks of recycling, there are HUGE volumes set out at the curb! This means it will take much longer than usual to pick up all the recycling.
Our crew started their shift at 6:30am today but will most likely not able to make it through all the routes…
IF YOUR RECYCLING IS NOT PICKED UP BY 6:00PM,
PLEASE LEAVE IT OUT & IT WILL BE PICKED UP ON FRIDAY.
This is a special pickup THIS WEEK ONLY due to the extraordinary circumstances. It may take all day Friday to pick up all the Thursday routes, but we will get it done!
If your recycling day is FRIDAY, please hold onto your recycling until next week or bring it to the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot at 10092 – 236th Street – we are open 7 days a week.
We look forward to returning to regular recycling pickup with you!
Welcome to Ridge Meadows Recycling’s website!
Are you a new resident? 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 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!! Welcome to Maple Ridge!
Here at Ridge Meadows Recycling Society, the safety and well-being of our staff, customers, and community is a top priority.
Click to view the RMRS COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN.
At the Depot:
Please wear a mask or face covering and follow the 2-meter distance guidelines and safety precautions when visiting the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot.
Remember that tissues, paper towels, rubber gloves, and disinfecting wipes are NOT ACCEPTED in your curbside recycling or at the Depot.
Curbside Garbage Collection:
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect waste collection staff, please ensure that all personal hygiene products, including used tissues, cleaning cloths, face masks, gloves, and similar items are disposed of in the garbage. If these are found in your curbside recycling, it will NOT be picked up.
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, 2022.
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, 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 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 – over 45 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!
Single Use Plastic Item Reduction Strategies & our Position Statement – adopted in July, 2018