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Canada Day Stat Holiday Reminder – NO CURBSIDE RECYCLING PICKUP ON MONDAY, JULY 1

There will be NO CURBSIDE RECYCLING PICKUP on Monday, July 1 due to the Canada Day statutory holiday.

Regular Friday curbside recycling pickup will resume on Monday, July 8. If you have lots of recycling in the meantime, bring it down to the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot, located at 10092 – 236th Street, just south of River Road in the Albion Industrial Park. The Recycling Depot will be OPEN on Canada Day from 9am – 5pm. During the Summer, the Depot is open Mondays to Saturdays from 8am – 6pm and Sundays & holidays from 9am – 5pm.

Happy Canada Day from Ridge Meadows Recycling!

 

Preparing for Plastic Free July…PLUS! Summer Depot Tour Signups! RMRS June, 2024 Newsletter Now Online

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

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In this newsletter…

  • Summer Depot Tour dates have been set! Sign up early to avoid disappointment 🙂
  • Come say “Hi!” to Perle & Nicole, our 2024 Community Education & Special Event Summer Students at upcoming community events & Repair Cafes
  • Plastic Free July is comingAre you up for the challenge? Join our summer students on their journey to reduce single-use plastic usage for the month of July.
  • Next Repair Cafe is Saturday, June 22 at Memorial Peace Park – part of the awesome National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations!
  • We’re #3! The Maple Ridge Recycling Depot was once again named one of the TOP 3 collectors of used oil in the province!
  • Know a student looking for summer work? We are hiring for 2 Depot/Swamper positions.
  • Reminder there is NO Curbside recycling pickup on MONDAY, July 1 due to the Canada Day Stat holiday. Recycling Depot will be OPEN on Canada Day from 9am – 5pm.
  • Thank you everyone who came out to LAST Committee’s Transition Resource Fair on June 6! All attendees had a great time, learned lots to prepare for life after high school, and enjoyed PIZZA!!
  • Community Events! Check out some of the great things that are happening in Maple Ridge!

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 377,000 times! Let us know if we missed anything that should be on the map…

 

In January, 2025, Curbside & Apartment Recycling Collection in Maple Ridge will Transition to Recycle BC

Change is Coming! If you haven’t heard, starting in 2025, Curbside and Apartment recycling collection in Maple Ridge will transition to direct services by Recycle BC, the organization responsible for paper & packaging recycling in British Columbia. Don’t worry! Ridge Meadows Recycling will still operate the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot and our Supported Work program is not going anywhere!

While there will be some slight changes to the way materials are picked up, and your collection day may change, you can use the same boxes & bags or recycling totes you are using now. Recycle BC and their contractors will be doing more education and outreach about any changes in the fall.

 

If you have questions, let us know! We will be attending lots of upcoming events like Earth Day on April 20, the Ridge Meadows Home Show May 3-5, Canada Day on July 1, and Country Fest July 27 & 28!

More information at recyclebc.ca/mapleridge

 

Who is Recycle BC?

From https://recyclebc.ca/about-recyclebc/

HISTORY

Since 2011, the BC Recycling Regulation (part of the Environmental Management Act) requires businesses that supply packaging and paper product to BC residents to assume responsibility for the cost of collecting, sorting and recycling these materials.

Recycle BC is a not-for-profit organization responsible for residential packaging and paper product recycling throughout British Columbia, servicing over two million households or over 99% of BC through curbside, multi-family and/or depot services…

 

VISION:  To be a recycling leader, inspiring and accelerating innovation in recycling technology, waste reduction, and packaging design.

We ensure packaging and paper product is collected from households and recycling depots, sorted and responsibly managed and recycled. Recycle BC provides recycling services either directly to communities or by working in partnership with local governments, First Nations, private companies, and other not-for-profit organizations. 194 communities participate in our recycling collection program and more are serviced by our recycling depots. Each year, over 200,000 tonnes of material is collected from households and depots.Our program is funded by businesses, like retailers, manufacturers and restaurants that supply packaging and paper products to BC residents, shifting costs away from homeowners.

Next Repair Cafe Saturday, June 22 at Memorial Peace Park – part of National Indigenous Peoples’ Day!

On Saturday, June 22, Maple Ridge Repair Cafés will be at Memorial Peace Park from 10am – 2pm. Bring us your broken stuff!

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!

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

National Indigenous Peoples’ Day is organized by the Fraser River Indigenous Society. Learn more at https://www.frisociety.ca/copy-of-events

 

SUMMER DEPOT TOUR SIGN-UPS ARE LIVE!!!

Register now for our exciting and informative tours of the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot! We’ll answer all your tough recycling questions and show you exactly what happens to your recycling after it’s picked up from your curb.  

Wednesday, July 3 @ 4:00pm
Tuesday, July 9 @ 4:00pm

Sunday, July 14 @ 3:00pm

Where: Maple Ridge Recycling Depot, 10092 – 236th Street, Maple Ridge, B.C., V2W 1B7   

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to gain insights into the recycling process and make a positive impact on the community. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Sign up now using the form below. Contact nicole@rmrecycling.org with any questions.  

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Change Is Coming…But Your Recycling Will Look the Same! RMRS March, 2024 Newsletter Now Online

Click to view an online copy of the RMRS March, 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…

  • Change is Coming! If you haven’t heard, starting in 2025 Curbside and               Apartment recycling collection in Maple Ridge will transition to direct services by Recycle BC, the organization responsible for paper & packaging recycling in British Columbia. Don’t worry! Ridge Meadows Recycling will still operate the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot and our Supported Work program is not going anywhere! While the changes to recycling collection won’t happen for a while, here’s a head start to learn more about the transition and Recycle BC!
  • Calling all Climate Champions… The award-winning Maple Ridge Climate Hub is now accepting nominations for their 3rd annual Climate Champion Awards, to be presented at the Earth Day festival on April 20
  • Feeling Creative? The Earth Day “Poetry & More” and Photo Contests are now accepting submissions!
  • Spring Cleaning Time!! Gather your gently used books, toys, clothing, & sports equipment to donate to the Earth Day Family Freecycle!! Learn more about the awesome volunteers that make it happen and bring your items to the drop-off event in front of the Leisure Centre on Friday, April 19 from 5-7pm. At the Earth Day event on April 20, come find something NEW to YOU – for free!!
  • Bring us Your Broken Stuff! The next Maple Ridge Repair Cafe is on Saturday, March 16 at the Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre
  • Ready to Switch Off? Earth Hour is on Saturday, March 23 from 8:30-9:30pm
  • Easter Schedule Reminder – NO curbside pickup on Friday, March 29 or Monday, April 1
  • Summer Hours at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot start on Monday, April 1, 2024.

In case you missed it…

  • Save the Date! Maple Ridge’s annual Celebrate Earth Day festival will be on Saturday, April 20, 2024. Register to have a booth or activity, perform, or volunteer!
  • Looking for Volunteer Opportunities? We need you at the Earth Day festival! Learn more & register online!
  • Spring Chipping Program set-out deadlines – don’t burn that brush!
  • Have you checked out our Celebrate Earth Day EMERGE map yet? It’s great for exploring your community and has been viewed over 342,000 times! Let us know if we missed anything that should be on the map…

Looking for work? We are hiring!!

Jobs Available – June, 2024:

  1. Swampers – full time
  2. Process Worker – full time
  3. STUDENTS ONLY – Depot/Swamper Positions – 8 week term, MUST be returning to school in September, 2024

 

1Full-Time Swamper Positions Available

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society has Swamper positions available immediately.

The positions are full time (40 hours/week) and pay $21.39/hour. Hours are Monday to Friday, 6:30am – 3pm with possible overtime. Available immediately, please send in your application ASAP.

Tasks & Responsibilities:
-Ensure efficient pickup of commodities placed curbside
-Lift & empty all recycling bags & boxes into truck bins
-Sort all recyclable commodities into appropriate bins
-Return boxes to appropriate location
-Processing materials at the Recycling Depot (as required)
-Clean-up & maintenance as directed.
-Able to perform physical labour such as lifting, bending & running
-Able to work in all weather conditions
-Understand and adhere to safety requirements

*Note: Individuals will be required to do repetitive lifting and work outdoors in all weather conditions. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a criminal records check.

Send resume & cover letter via email to kim@rmrecycling.org or apply online at https://rmrecycling.org/about-us/job-postings

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).

 

2. 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@rmrecycling.org or apply online at https://rmrecycling.org/about-us/job-postings

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).

 

3. STUDENT SUMMER Depot Worker/Swamper Positions

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society has two summer positions available for students scheduled to return to school in the fall. The job will start on Monday, July 8 and end on Friday, August 30 (term: 8 weeks).

Positions are full time, 35 hours/week, and pay $20/hour. Please send in your applications ASAP.

Tasks & Responsibilities may include:
-processing and sorting recyclable commodities
-monitoring the public drop off front line area and providing direction to the public
-general cleanup: ensuring the production area is clean and organized at all times
-picking up recycling boxes and bags at curbside and sorting into bins on the curbside truck
-delivering recycling boxes to residents
-all other duties as assigned

These activities will take place at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot and within Maple Ridge. Applicants must be hard workers and willing to work outdoors in all types of weather. 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) or online using the form below.

All applicants for these positions must be registered to return to school in September, 2024 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.

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!

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Spring, 2024 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 deadline for setting out branches for pickup for Maple Ridge residents WEST of 224th Street is Monday, March 25.

The set-out deadline for residents EAST of 224th Street is Tuesday, April 15.

All brush MUST be set out by the deadlines to be picked up.

Please do not set your branches out for the brush chipping program more than 3 weeks before the set-out deadline for your area.

 

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).

Learn more about the Spring & Fall Brush Chipping Program, (including what is NOT accepted in the program!).

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.

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…

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…

 

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…