Welcome to Ridge Meadows Recycling’s website!
Here at Ridge Meadows Recycling Society, the safety and well-being of our staff, customers, and community is a top priority.
Recycling collection & processing has been designated an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to operate the Maple Ridge Curbside Recycling program and are open for business at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot. We will post any changes or updates here on our website.
Click to view the RMRS COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN – June, 2020.
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. There may be lineups during peak hours. 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.
Please help keep our workers safe! Please CLEAN and SORT your recyclable items and remember to clean & disinfect your recycling boxes. If you have flu symptoms, please do not set out your recycling boxes.
Garbage bags should be tied securely and disposed of as regular residential garbage. If you are sick or caring for someone who is, all personal waste should be double bagged in plastic garbage bags, securely tied shut and disposed of as regular residential garbage.
-starting JULY 1, we will drop the vehicle limit at the Recycling Depot. All visitors to the Recycling Depot are asked to wear a mask or face covering to protect other customers and Depot staff.
-May 7: SEVEN vehicles at a time are now allowed in the Recycling Depot drop-off area
-April 16: Styrofoam WILL BE accepted at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot starting Monday, April 20, 2020. Reminder: Styrofoam is NOT accepted curbside.
-March 30: We will be closing the Depot at 5:00pm every day for the forseeable future.
-March 21: We will be limiting the number of cars allowed in the Recycling Depot drop-off area at once. Be prepared for lineups during peak hours.
–March 20: Large Item pickups in the community are temporarily suspended. For the next while, we will NOT be accepting toilets at the Depot as part of the Low-Flow Toilet Tax Credit program. All SALES at the Depot (bikes, books, etc.) are temporarily suspended.
NOTE:You can still order Rain Barrels, Composters, or Solar Cone Food Digesters online for delivery.
–March 16: We have cancelled the Celebrate Earth Day and Repair Cafe events on April 18. NOTE: The Earth Day Poetry & Photo Contests are continuing – send us your photos & writings on “Healthy Community, Healthy Self”
–March 12: We have cancelled all upcoming Repair Cafes for the time being to keep our volunteers and community safe. More info at www.mrrepaircafe.ca
The Maple Ridge Recycling Depot is open 7 days a week, Monday – Saturday from 8am – 5pm & Sundays & Holidays from 9am – 5pm.
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 open at 8:00am and close at 5:00pm Monday to Saturday. Sundays and holidays we are open from 9:00am – 5:00pm.
REMINDER: There is NO CURBSIDE RECYCLING PICKUP on Statutory or Designated Holidays. Download the 2020 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!! We were excited to launch this new project in March, 2018 with help from a federal New Horizons for Seniors program grant! Thanks to Vancity’s EnviroFund grant program for funding our Cafes in 2019 & 2020!
Single Use Plastic Item Reduction Strategies & our Position Statement – adopted in July, 2018