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…
Mark your calendar (especially if you have recycling pickup on Fridays!) – there will be NO CURBSIDE BLUE BOX RECYCLING PICKUP on Friday, December 25 (Christmas Day) and Friday, January 1, 2021 (New Year’s Day).
The RECYCLING DEPOT WILL BE CLOSED onFriday, December 25 (Christmas Day) and Friday, January 1, 2021 (New Year’s Day) and we will be CLOSING EARLY at 3:00pm on December 24 (Christmas Eve) and December 31 (New Year’s Eve).
As residents with FRIDAY recycling pickup will be missing two pickups in a row, there will be a SPECIAL RECYCLING PICKUP for FRIDAY RESIDENTS ONLY on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27. All FRIDAY residents should have their recycling set out for pickup on Sunday, December 27 by 7:00am.
Check out the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society 2020 & 2021 Stat Holiday Calendars below…
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!
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Ridge Meadows Recycling Society has positions open for: 1. Foreman/Supervisor (Full Time, salaried position)
2. Process Worker (Full Time, driver’s licence & forklift certificate needed)
3. Night Shift Sorter (Full Time, no experience necessary)
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.
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.
Plastic Free Julyis 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).
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.
In this newsletter, we ask Depot visitors to wear masks or face coverings as we relax the 7-car limit at the Recycling Depot, highlight another one of our Founding Members, and give a shout-out to our multi-sort recycling system.