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Looking for work? We are hiring!!

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society has positions open for:
1. Truck Driver (Full Time) – must have airbrakes
2. Swamper (Full Time) – entry level position
3. Process Worker (Full Time) – must have forklift licence

All job descriptions can be found at

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.



Fall, 2020 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 Fall, 2020 deadline for setting out branches for pickup for Maple Ridge residents WEST of 224th Street is Tuesday, October 13. The set-out deadline for residents EAST of 224th Street is Monday, October 26.

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).

NOTE: This program is provided for branches and pruning, NOT grass clippings, leaves, rocks, dirt, or other yard waste. Learn more about the Spring & Fall Brush Chipping Program, (including what is NOT accepted in the program!).


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:

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!

June, 2020 Recycling Report Now Online

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.

Until next time, stay safe, stay calm, stay kind.

Click to view an online copy of the RMRS June, 2020 Newsletter. This and past newsletters are archived on our website.

May, 2020 Recycling Report Now Online

In this newsletter, we celebrate the winning entries in the Earth Day Poetry & Photo contests, give an update on Depot services, and highlight one of our Founding Members.

Until next time, stay safe, stay calm, stay kind.

Click to view an online copy of the RMRS May, 2020 Newsletter. This and past newsletters are archived on our website.

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Reminder! Tissues and Paper Towels are NOT RECYCLABLE

REMINDER: Tissues and Paper Towels are NOT ACCEPTED in your curbside recycling or at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot. If tissues or paper towels are found in your curbside recycling, it will NOT be picked up. #StaySafe #WashYourHands #DontRecycleTissues #DontRecyclePaperTowels