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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.

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Looking for work? We are hiring!!

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society has positions open for:
Afternoon-Night Shift Sorters (Full Time, no experience necessary)

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

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.

 

 

Welcome to 2021! – RMRS January, 2021 Newsletter Now Online

Happy 2021 From Ridge Meadows Recycling!

In the January, 2021 newsletter…

  • Ridge Meadows Recycling Society is now accepting membership applications! 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…
  • We are nominated for an award! Don’t miss the 2020 Business Excellence Awards hosted by the Chamber of Commerce on February 6.
  • Our video will help you learn more about recycling lights, batteries, & electronics
  • Save the Dates! Spring & Fall Brush Chipping program set-out deadlines
  • Meet our awesome Repair Cafe volunteer, Keith!
  • Despite the pandemic, there’s lots going on in our community – stay connected, stay safe, stay kind 🙂

Click to view the RMRS January, 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.

Happy Holidays! – RMRS December, 2020 Newsletter Now Online

2020 was nothing like anyone expected. While it started out business as usual, everything changed mid-March as the Covid-19 pandemic threw everyone’s plans out the window and plunged us into months of unknown.

While we cancelled our Earth Day plans and the rest of our Repair Cafes, curbside recycling pickup and keeping the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot running were designated essential services. Events & education went online, and we rolled out a number of videos focusing on items accepted at the Depot and deep dives into each of the curbside boxes & bags. Virtual Depot Tours and visits to classrooms on Zoom filled the rest of the year as we all worked to flatten the curve.

With vaccines rolling out in the near future, 2021 will be a year to emerge, recover, and perhaps make the world a little bit better than it was before.

Huge thank you’s to all our volunteers and supporters – especially our amazing Board of Directors who adeptly navigated the uncertainty that was 2020.

Click to view the RMRS December, 2020 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.

Household Hazardous Waste Day a Success!!

On Saturday, September 19, 2020, over 150 residents dropped off 7076kg of household hazardous waste at our event, and brought even more paint, motor oil, antifreeze, and flammable/poisonous items to the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot! Fingers crossed we can hold another drop-off day in 2021!

Thank you to the City of Maple Ridge, Terrapure, and all our volunteers and staff for making the day a success…

Waste Reduction Week! October, 2020 Newsletter now online…

Click to view the RMRS October, 2020 Newsletter.

This and past newsletters are archived on our website.

 

In the October, 2020 newsletter…
-Our Household Hazardous Waste Day was a great success. Check out the event video and results…
-Don’t miss the Debate! Maple Ridge Climate Hub is hosting a debate for all local provincial candidates!
-October is Community Living Month! Check out the video of our Supported Work program and join the LAST Committee for a Community Inclusion Online Dance Party on October 28!
Waste Reduction Week is October 19-25
-This month, the Repair Cafe volunteer spotlight falls on Bob & Terry!
Plus! Fall Chipping Program Set-out Deadlines, Remembrance Day schedule reminder, and more!

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

 

RECYCLING DEPOT CLOSING AT 5:00PM STARTING OCTOBER 1, 2020

Reminder: “Winter Hours” at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot will be starting on Thursday, October 1, 2020. 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, 2021.

Celebrate Plastic Free July with FREE on-demand screening of “The Story of Plastic”

Plastic Free July is a global movement to encourage people to avoid single-use plastic, recycle the plastic they can’t avoid, and to educate others about plastic waste.

As part of Plastic Free July, Maple Ridge Climate Hub and Ridge Meadows Recycling Society are co-hosting an on-demand screening of the revealing documentary, “The Story of Plastic,” followed by a post-screening discussion on Zoom.

The Story of Plastic takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution, and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it (see trailer below).

Register for free and receive a link to stream the full-length documentary at your convenience any time up to July 21. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-story-of-plastic-a-free-documentary-you-can-watch-from-home-tickets-111553954882?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

NEW Video!! #BringItToTheDepot!

Check out our latest video – a visual introduction & overview of where the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot is located (10092 – 236th Street) and what items are accepted there for FREE drop-off!

 

Depot Vehicle Limit Ending July 1, 2020

Starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the vehicle limit at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot will be removed as BC enters Phase 3 of the COVID-19 pandemic.

All visitors to the Recycling Depot are asked to wear a mask or face covering to protect other customers and Depot staff. All Ridge Meadows Recycling Society staff are required to wear a mask or face covering when working with others.

Everyone is reminded to maintain the 2-meter distance from others while at the Recycling Depot.

Thank you for your cooperation & understanding!