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Save the Earth (Day Event Date)!! Plus, last call for RMRS Membership…RMRS February, 2024 Newsletter Now Online

Click to view an online copy of the RMRS January, 2024 Newsletter. This and past newsletters are archived on our website.

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In case you missed it…

  • Last chance before the AGM! Want to stay or become a member of Ridge Meadows Recycling Society? We’d love to have you 🙂  Renew or sign up for membership before Thursday, March 7 to vote at the April 4 Annual General Meeting.
  • Have you checked out our Celebrate Earth Day EMERGE map yet? It’s great for exploring your community and has been viewed over 334,000 times! Let us know if we missed anything that should be on the map…

 

Looking for work? We are hiring!!

1. Full-Time Process Worker Position Available

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society is looking for a Full Time Process Worker to work at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot.

The position is full-time, as scheduled, and may include weekends. Rate of pay is $22.03/hour. Available immediately, please send in your application ASAP.

Tasks & Responsibilities:
-processing & sorting recyclables
-operating forklift & conveyors
-assisting the public with placing recyclables in the correct area
-general cleanup – maintain a clean worksite.
-other duties as assigned
*Note: outdoor work – applicant must be able to work in all types of weather

Preferred Education/Qualifications:
-Class 5 Driver’s Licence (mandatory)
-Forklift Licence
-WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) Training
-First Aid Training
*Note: The successful applicant will be required to undergo a criminal records check.

Knowledge/Experience/Other:
-ability to work in a flexible, team environment
-good customer relation skills
-ability to follow direction and complete assigned tasks
-ability to problem solve in a constructive manner
-basic mechanical aptitude
-you will be working with co-workers with a variety of abilities
-open & flexible on daily work schedules based on day-to-day needs

Send resume & cover letter via email to Kim Day, Executive Director, at kim@rmrecycling.org

Applications & resumes can be also submitted in person at the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society office, 10092 – 236th Street (at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot office) or online using the form below.

 

If you are a truck driver and have your air brake endorsement, you can send your resume to gary@rmrecycling.org and we will keep it on file.

Thank you for your interest in working for Ridge Meadows Recycling Society!

Next Repair Cafe Saturday, March 16 at the Maple Ridge Seniors’ Activity Center

On Saturday, March 16, Maple Ridge Repair Cafés will be at the Maple Ridge Seniors’ Activity Center, located at 12150 224th Street from 10am – 2pm.

Repair Cafés are pop-up events where residents can bring their broken items (jewelry, clothing, bikes, small toys or furniture, small appliances, lamps, electronics, etc.) and volunteer expert “fixers” are available to help residents learn to repair their stuff – for free!

We will be joined by special guests from Maple Ridge Museum’s Museum on the Move program!

Don’t forget to bring your kids to Tinkerbell Station where they can get hands on with tools and tinker & create to their hearts’ content!!

Learn more about the Maple Ridge Repair Cafes & bring us your broken stuff!!

 

Celebrate Earth Day is on April 20, 2024!!

Save the Date!! Maple Ridge’s Celebrate Earth Day festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 10am to 2pm at Memorial Peace Park in the heart of Maple Ridge.

The Maple Ridge Earth Day 2024 theme, ROOTS, highlights the past and underlying supports in our community and our lives that are not always visible. Who we are today and what we see around us are the branches and “leaves” from seeds previously planted and nurtured. Our community has grown from many different people and ideas and initiatives and actions we may never be fully aware of. What seeds will YOU plant today that will become the Roots of the future?

The Earth Day Poetry & Photo Contests are open NOW! Submit your poem, flash fiction, short video, or photos on this year’s ROOTS theme for your chance to win great prizes and be featured in the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows NEWS. Deadline for entries is midnight on March 31, 2024. Select winners may be invited to share their work at Earth Day on April 20.

Celebrate Earth Day 2024 welcomes all community groups, environmental groups, green businesses, and residents to be part of our event! Sign up to have an interactive booth or activity, volunteer and meet other awesome people, or audition to be one of our performers.
Participant, Performer, & Volunteer registration forms available online at www.mrearthday.ca

 

If this will be your first Earth Day, don’t miss these always-popular activities:

FAMILY FREECYCLE:
In preparation for the Family Freecycle, donations of gently used books, toys, and clothing are collected for two weeks ahead of the event, including at a drop-off event from 5-7pm on Friday, April 19, the night before Earth Day, in front of the ACT Arts Centre. All items collected are sorted into sizes and categories, set out on tables in the Leisure Centre, and given away at the Earth Day event. We live in an abundant society – most people have too much “stuff” and are more than happy to give it away. Declutter your home then come to find something NEW to YOU!

 
CYCLE RECYCLE FREE BIKE DRAW:
At the Cycle Recycle, the local HUB Cycling group collects secondhand bikes, fixes them up, and gives them away in a free bike draw at Earth Day at 1:00pm. Many of the bikes were destined for the scrap heap at the Recycling Depot and HUB helps get both the bikes and residents back on the road.
 

ELECTRIC VEHICLE DISPLAY & DEMONSTRATIONS:

Learn more about why the future is electric. Members of the Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association are more than happy to tell you about the different kinds of electric vehicles and you may even be able to go for a ride in an electric car!! If you are thinking of buying an electric vehicle, come and ask them all your questions!
 

FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL:
Come hungry! Hunger Management has rounded up food trucks to satisfy your sweet, savoury, and any other hunger needs!

REPAIR CAFE: 
Got broken stuff? Bring it to the Maple Ridge Repair Cafe and learn how to fix it for FREE! Experienced Fixers will be on hand to assist with the repair or offer advice on all your sewing, electrical, carpentry, jewellery, or bike repair needs. Glue, tape, tools, sewing machines and more are available to use and TINKERbell Station will be set up for kids to get hands-on with tools, take stuff apart & learn how it works, build original creations, or just tinker! Want to just come check us out? No problem! Come have a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy the magic of repair.

 
PLUS!! Facepainting, TWO live music stages, roving performers, a Ukelele Flash Mob, a Nature Mandala, Maple Ridge Climate Hub’s Climate Champion Awards, Poetry & Photo Contest winners announced at the Welcoming Ceremonies, and the City of Maple Ridge and the ACT Arts Center celebrating National Volunteer Week!

Visit our Facebook page or www.mrearthday.ca 

Welcome to 2024! RMRS January, 2024 Newsletter Now Online

Click to view an online copy of the RMRS January, 2024 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.

In this newsletter…

  • Recycling Basics Review – Curbside & Apartment Recycling Guides, Depot Hours, and “A to Z” of things to bring to the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot
  • Thank you!! RMRS has been nominated for the inaugural “Environmental Leadership Award” at the Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards!
  • Year 7 of Maple Ridge Repair Cafes launches on Saturday, February 10 – bring us your broken stuff!
  • It’s Membership Renewal Time! Want to stay or become a member of Ridge Meadows Recycling Society? We’d love to have you 🙂  Renew or sign up for membership before Thursday, March 7 to vote at the April 4 Annual General Meeting.
  • Speaking of awards…Founding Member Candace Gordon recalls travelling to Victoria to accept the BC Minister of Environment award back in 1993

    In case you missed it…

  • Have you checked out our Celebrate Earth Day EMERGE map yet? It’s great for exploring your community and has been viewed over 327,500 times! Let us know if we missed anything that should be on the map…

Happy Green Holidays! PLUS: Looking Back at 2023 – RMRS December, 2023 Newsletter Now Online

Click to view an online copy of the RMRS December, 2023 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.

In this newsletter…

  • CHRISTMAS SCHEDULES!! Reminder of the Special Pickup for residents with MONDAY recycling pickup on Saturday, December 30, Depot closing early Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve…
  • Heads up the Depot will be BUSY from December 27 – January 7 – come early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid lineups!
  • Take a look back with us on the year that was 2023…the FLOW of Earth Day, Summer Depot Tours, and more!
  • Looking for work? We’re looking for a Part-Time Depot Supervisor and Full-Time Truck Drivers!
  • “A Partnership That Works” – RMRS Executive Director Kim Day talks about how the Recycling Depot was built in 1990
  • That’s a wrap on Year 6 of Maple Ridge Repair Cafes! See you in 2024!
  • Photos from our November 18 Maple Ridge Repair Cafe at the Maple Ridge Library with special guests from Museum on the Move!

In case you missed it…

  • Have you checked out “The Map” of cool things to see & do in Maple Ridge yet? It’s great for exploring your community and has been viewed over 310,000 times! We are always adding new points of interest to it – let us know if we missed anything that should be on the map!

Dreaming of a Green Holiday? RMRS November, 2023 Newsletter Now Online

Click to view an online copy of the RMRS November, 2023 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.

In this newsletter…

  • Green Holiday Tips! Enjoy a low-waste Christmas this year with lots of ideas, including Metro Vancouver’s “Create Memories, Not Garbage” campaign and Memory Maker app!
  • 2023 Recycling Collection & Depot Schedule
  • Former RMRS Environmental Educator Joy Gallop remembers Christmases Past…
  • Photos from our October 21 Maple Ridge Repair Cafe at the Maple Ridge Library with special guests from the Maple Ridge Quilters Guild
  • On October 26 we celebrated Community Inclusion at the LAST Committee‘s annual BBQ and Dance Party!

In case you missed it…

  • Have you checked out “The Map” of cool things to see & do in Maple Ridge yet? It’s great for exploring your community and has been viewed over 299,000 times! We are always adding new points of interest to it – let us know if we missed anything that should be on the map!

Welcome to Circular Economy Month! RMRS October, 2023 Newsletter Now Online

Click to view an online copy of the RMRS October, 2023 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.

In this newsletter…

  • Welcome to Circular Economy Month! Learn more about the circular economy and how it embraces environmental, social, AND economic benefits.
  • Metro Vancouver is updating its Solid Waste Managment Plan – learn more about what this is, why it’s important, and give your feedback!
  • Bring your broken stuff to our next Maple Ridge Repair Cafe on Saturday, October 21 at the Maple Ridge Library. Special guests from the Maple Ridge Quilters Guild will help you get your quilts ready for winter!
  • Celebrate Community Inclusion at the LAST Committee‘s FREE BBQ and Dance Party!
  • We are all moving toward Zero Waste – learn how to accelerate the process at Metro Vancouver’s Zero Waste Conference
  • Also this month: Take Me Outside Day & Go By Bike Week

RECYCLING DEPOT CLOSING AT 5:00PM STARTING OCTOBER 1, 2023

Reminder: “Winter Hours” at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot will be starting on Sunday, October 1, 2023. Starting October 1st the Depot will still open at 8:00am, but will start closing an hour earlier, at 5:00pm from Monday to Saturday. Sundays and holidays we will still be open from 9:00am – 5:00pm. We will switch back to Summer Hours (open till 6:00pm Monday-Saturday) starting April 1, 2024.