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Victoria Day Stat Holiday Reminder – NO CURBSIDE RECYCLING PICKUP ON MONDAY, MAY 24

There will be NO CURBSIDE RECYCLING PICKUP on Monday, May 24 due to the Victoria Day statutory holiday.

Regular Monday curbside recycling pickup will resume on Monday, May 31. If you have lots of recycling in the meantime, bring it down to the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot, located at 10092 – 236th Street, just south of River Road in the Albion Industrial Park. The Recycling Depot will be OPEN on Monday, May 24 from 9am – 5pm.

Happy Victoria Day from Ridge Meadows Recycling!

Earth Day EMERGE Contest & Activities Extended!!

Celebrate Earth Day EVERY Day!

As the world celebrates Earth Month, local Maple Ridge Earth Day activities and the #emergemr contest are being extended for another month to May 22 and beyond!

“Live Local, Stay Safe”

This year, the Celebrate Earth Day Planning Committee encouraged residents to Live Local, Stay Safe, & “Emerge” through a Community Challenges suggestion list and interactive, online map of Maple Ridge posted at www.mrearthday.ca

“With the recent public health recommendations to stay within our own health authority, the warmer days, and sunshine, people are looking for fun stuff to do safely outdoors in their community,” says Celebrate Earth Day coordinator Leanne Koehn. “Our list and map are all about the cool places to visit in Maple Ridge – pet-friendly parks and patio dining, little free libraries, bubble tea places, nurseries to buy seeds or plants for gardening, and lots of other fun locations and activities in our own backyard.”

Residents are encouraged to look at the list & map at www.mrearthday.ca and find something that interests them, then go and check it out in person, staying safe through social distancing, mask-wearing, and hand washing.. The custom Google Earth Day map of Maple Ridge has been viewed over 2000 times and people have requested it stay up past Earth Day as the activities can be enjoyed year-round.

 

#emergemr Prize Winners & Contest Extension!!

The #emergemr contest is now up & running – on Earth Day, April 22, the first three winners were announced and organizers also announced that the contest would be extended, with the next prize draw happening on Friday, May 21.

“This gives people lots of time to take a quick picture during one of their “Emerge” outings & post it with the hashtag #emergemr to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram,” continues Koehn. “Anyone who posts a challenge photo and uses the hashtag will be entered in the prize draw. Don’t forget to switch your settings to “public” so we can see your photo!”

 

Support Local, Shop Local!

Prizes have been donated by the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association and other local shops and businesses. The first draw happened on April 22 and the next one will be on May 21.

“Downtown businesses need our support, especially now,” comments Ineke Boekhorst, Executive Director of the DMRBIA, “When you’re out & about, enjoy a little downtown time and shop local…we all win!”

 

Awesome Prizes available!

YOU could WIN prizes or gift certificates to:
Carrie’s Cupboard
City of Maple Ridge
Dr.Bee – Honeyland Canada
Handmade Cards by Marcia
Haney Home Hardware
Home Restaurant
Latin Flavours Fitness
Maple Ridge Florist
Red Pine Healing
Seana’s Delectables
Sweet ‘n’ Sassy
T’s – Once Upon a Tea Leaf
Town & Country
Triple Tree Nurseryland

Hope to see you EMERGE-ing in the community!

For more details, visit www.mrearthday.ca or the “Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge” Facebook Page.

Looking for work? We are hiring!!

Essential Services – Recycling Industry -May, 2021
Ridge Meadows Recycling Society has positions open for:
1. Supervisor – Full Time
2. Truck Driver – Full Time
3. Process Worker (Materials Handler) – Full Time
4. Summer Student – Swamper/Sorter

All job descriptions can be found at www.rmrecycling.org/about-us/job-postings

#thinkglobalworklocal #mapleridge #worklocal #livelocal #staysafe

NOTE: Our employee safety is of highest importance. We have taken multiple precautions to maintain a safe working environment at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot, including regularly disinfecting surfaces and high-touch points, practicing social distancing, recommending masks to Depot visitors, and encouraging regular hand-washing. Safety eyewear, gloves, and masks are available to employees and all employees must wear masks or face coverings while working.

 

 

Even Flowers are Emerging! April, 2021 RMRS Newsletter now online

Have you checked out our Celebrate Earth Day Challenges map yet? It’s online at www.mrearthday.ca and has been viewed over 1,700 times already!

Also in this newsletter…

  • The Earth Day Poetry & MORE and Photo Contests launched this month!
  • Our video will help you learn more about recycling styrofoam at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot
  • We give a fond farewell to long-time RMRS volunteer & Board Member Cherie Hankinson who stepped off our Board this year
  • There’s lots going on in our community – stay connected, stay safe, stay kind 🙂

Click to view the RMRS April, 2021 Newsletter.
This and past newsletters are archived on our website.

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Summer Hours at the Recycling Depot Starting APRIL 1, 2021

Starting Thursday, April 1, 2020, the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot will switch to Summer Hours, and will be open from 8:00am until 6:00pm Monday to Saturday. Sunday and holiday hours will remain the same from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

We will switch back to Winter Hours (closing an hour earlier, at 5:00pm Monday-Saturday) starting October 1, 2021.

Introducing Earth Day Community Challenges!! RMRS March, 2021 Newsletter now online!

Celebrate Earth Day Challenges – Where will you EMERGE?
We’re so excited to launch our Earth Day Community Challenge List & interactive, online map! View both at www.mrearthday.ca

Also in this newsletter…

  • Spring & Fall Brush Chipping program set-out deadlines
  • Our video will help you learn more about recycling large appliances and scrap metal at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot
  • Meet our awesome Repair Cafe volunteer, Duane!
  • Despite the pandemic, there’s lots going on in our community – stay connected, stay safe, stay kind 🙂

Click to view the RMRS March, 2021 Newsletter.
This and past newsletters are archived on our website.

Subscribe to our monthly newsletters & get all our recycling updates, news, and tips emailed straight to your inbox! You can unsubscribe at any time.

Spring, 2021 Brush Chipping Program Set-Out Deadlines

In partnership with the City of Maple Ridge, Ridge Meadows Recycling Society administers the Spring & Fall Brush Chipping Program for Maple Ridge residents.

The deadline for setting out branches for pickup for Maple Ridge residents WEST of 224th Street is Monday, March 29.

The set-out deadline for residents EAST of 224th Street is Monday, April 12.

All brush MUST be set out by the deadlines to be picked up.

 

Chipping in each area will take up to two weeks to complete. The number of days spent on each area depends on the amount of brush set out and the number of residents using the program.

The program includes pick up and disposal of tree & shrub branches up to a total volume of 3 cubic meters (1 meter x 1 meter x 3 meters, roughly 3 feet x 3 feet x 9 feet – chippers are instructed to spend no more than 20 minutes at each household).

Learn more about the Spring & Fall Brush Chipping Program, (including what is NOT accepted in the program!).

Where will you EMERGE? Earth Day 2021 Community Challenges now online!

This year, the Celebrate Earth Day Planning Committee is encouraging residents to “Live Local & Stay Safe” by releasing a suggested list of Community Challenges to get out and enjoy activities and explore hidden gems of Maple Ridge. The list and a custom, online map showing the challenge locations and more are posted at www.mrearthday.ca

This year’s activities encourage residents to get outdoors, get active, and explore their community while staying safe through social distancing, mask-wearing, and hand washing.

“Our theme for 2021 is ‘Emerge,’” says Celebrate Earth Day coordinator Leanne Koehn, “This can be seen as emerging from the cold & dark of winter into the warmth & light of spring, from the threat or damage of Covid-19 to the optimism of vaccines rolling out, or from people moving from isolation and inactivity back into their community.”

Join the Earth Day Community Challenge!

The community challenges come from various community organizations and individuals. Outdoor & Indoor Activity Challenges include hiking, climbing, skateboarding, & gardening and Community, Arts & Culture, and Local History Challenges include visiting various “hidden gem” locations in Maple Ridge – public art sites, heritage sites, restaurants with dog-friendly patios, unique businesses, little libraries, and so much more.

“It’s very exciting to see what people love about Maple Ridge,” Koehn continues, “HUB Cycling suggested lots of great biking routes, the ‘Museum Pics’ challenge residents to recreate historic photos, the Downtown BIA is launching the ‘Kindness Rocks’ challenge, you can Adopt-A-Butterfly with ARMS, and the City of Maple Ridge gave us a sneak peek at their Dog-Friendly Maple Ridge locations.”

Win Prizes!

Residents will be encouraged to take photos of their challenges & activities and post them to social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) with the hashtag #emergemr. Anyone who posts a challenge photo and uses the hashtag will be entered in a prize draw which will take place on Earth Day.

Send in Your Suggestions!
Know a place you think should be added to the challenge map? Send in your suggestion with a photo, street address, & description to leanne@rmrecycling.org and maybe you’ll see it appear on the map!

Hope to see you EMERGE-ing in the community!

For more details, visit www.mrearthday.ca or the “Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge” Facebook Page.

Happy Fe-BRRR-uary!! RMRS February, 2021 Newsletter now online!

We are excited to be working on (modified) plans to Celebrate Earth Day this year! We are currently compiling suggestions and challenges to help our community EMERGE…got any “hidden gems” you think others should know about?

Also in this newsletter…

  • Think Thrice about your old clothing! Learn more about reducing, repairing, & donating your old wardrobe…
  • Our video will help you learn more about recycling clothing & textiles at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot
  • Save the Dates! Spring & Fall Brush Chipping program set-out deadlines
  • Meet our awesome Repair Cafe volunteer, Barbara!
  • Only a few weeks left to sign up for Ridge Meadows Recycling Society membership! Like what we do and want to get more involved?  Sign up for (free!) membership before March 4 to be eligible to vote at our Annual General Meeting on April 1…
  • Despite the pandemic, there’s lots going on in our community – stay connected, stay safe, stay kind 🙂

Click to view the RMRS February, 2021 Newsletter.
This and past newsletters are archived on our website.

Subscribe to our monthly newsletters & get all our recycling updates, news, and tips emailed straight to your inbox! You can unsubscribe at any time.