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Sign Up NOW for SUMMER DEPOT TOURS!!

We are delighted to announce that public Recycling Depot Tours are ON for the summer!

The tours are fun, engaging events where you get the opportunity to ask all your tough recycling questions and learn about what happens to your recycling after it gets picked up from the curb!

Spots still available for our 2:00pm tour on Saturday, August 14!

Lead by our environmental educator Dan Mikolay. Register at https://rmrecycling.org/education-2/tour-the-depot or call 604-463-5545.

Looking for work? We are hiring!!

July, 2021: Ridge Meadows Recycling Society has positions open for:
1. Truck Driver – Full Time
2. Swamper – Full Time
3. Process Worker – Full Time

All job descriptions & online application form 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.

 

 

Welcome to Plastic Free July! RMRS July Newsletter now online…

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

In this newsletter…

  • Welcome to Plastic Free July!
  • Our videos will help you learn more about recycling hard & soft plastics curbside and bringing styrofoam, flexible, and hard & soft plastics to the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot
  • Learn what happens to the plastics we collect through the Recycle BC program…
  • Meet our awesome volunteer Board Member, Chris English!
  • Please do not bring dirty or oily textiles to the Depot! Clothing and other gently used textiles dropped off at the Depot are destined for the charity reuse market.
  • Did you know? RMRS provides an Environmental Studies Bursary each year to a graduating student in District 42. Huge thanks to the family of Eunice Hendrickson, who donated seed money for the bursary back in 1992.
  • Our paper shredding program is now up & running again!
  • Next #emergemr contest prize draw is on Friday, July 23 – post your photo to social media with the hashtag #emergemr to enter! Details below…
  • Despite the pandemic, there’s lots going on in our community – stay connected, stay safe, stay kind 🙂

PS. Have you checked out our Celebrate Earth Day Challenges map yet? It’s online at www.mrearthday.ca and has been viewed over 4300 times already!

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

Paper Shredding – Back in Business!!

After a long COVID pause, our paper shredding service is now available again to the public!

Bring your paper to be shredded any time between 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday. Simply find a staff member in a safety vest and they will make arrangements for your shredding.

Cost for this service is by donation, suggested donation is $2.00 per banker’s box or equivalent. Cash only, no change given!

NOTE: our machine chunks the material, it doesn’t shred it into strips, it is then baled and shipped to manufacturers.

“Emerge” Poetry & Photo Contest Winners!! RMRS June Newsletter now online…

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

In this newsletter…

  • Announcing the Celebrate Earth Day Photo & Poetry Contest Winners!!
  • Looking for a summer job? Looking for a long-term job? We can help you #thinkglobalworklocal!
  • Next #emergemr contest prize draw is on Friday, June 25 – post your photo to social media with the hashtag #emergemr to enter! Details in the July newsletter or at www.mrearthday.ca
  • Rain Barrels, Composters, and Solar Cone Food Digesters are now on sale…
  • Our video will help you learn more about recycling cooking oil at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot
  • Meet our awesome volunteer Board Member, Ernie Daykin!
  • Despite the pandemic, there’s lots going on in our community – stay connected, stay safe, stay kind 🙂

PS. Have you checked out our Celebrate Earth Day Challenges map yet? It’s online at www.mrearthday.ca and has been viewed over 3600 times already!

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

Summer Student Position Available! Community Education

1 Community Education & Special Event Assistant Position Available

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society has one summer position available for students returning to school in the fall. The job will start ASAP (term: up to 8 weeks).

The position is full time (35 hours/week), may involve flexible hours (including weekends), and pays $17.50/hour. Please send in your applications ASAP.

The Community Education & Special Event Assistant positions involve helping with educational and outreach activities for the Society. These activities will take place at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot, online, and throughout the community.

Applicants must be comfortable interacting with the public online & in person, be skilled at written communication, and demonstrate diplomacy and sensitivity in dealing with the public. Team building skills, flexibility, adaptability, social media experience, organizational skills, self-starters, independence, an interest in environmental issues, and creativity are also assets. Opportunity to learn & develop event planning and management skills. Applicants should have a class 5 driver’s license, own vehicle is an asset.

Send resume & cover letter via email to Leanne Koehn, Community Engagement, at leanne@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).
NOTE: All applicants must be registered to return to school in September, 2021 and be between 15-30 years old.

 

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Government of Canada through their Canada Summer Jobs Grant.

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, limiting the number of Depot visitors, and encouraging regular hand-washing. Safety eyewear, gloves, and masks are available to all employees and safety guidelines will be issued and reviewed with all new employees.

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, July 23.

“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 July 23.

“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.

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.

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

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.