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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!

Looking for work? We are hiring!!

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society has positions open for:
1. Full Time Supervisor
2. Full Time Process Worker
3. Full Time Swamper

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.

 

 

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

Celebrate Earth Day Event CANCELLED :(

MARCH 16, 2020 UPDATE: Looking at the growing concern about spreading the COVID-19 virus, we see no alternative but to add our #MapleRidge Earth Day celebration to the ever-growing list of cancelled events ☹ We would hate that an event to celebrate Healthy Communities be the reason someone gets sick.

Our planning committee has already put many, many hours of work into what was set to be an amazing day.  They are all superstars.

We’re so sorry we have to cancel this year’s event, but look forward to working with everyone on next year’s event.

Gain comfort in the emerging reality of people slowing down, taking a (forced) rest, and spending time with their family, in their gardens, and outside in nature. With enough time to pause and relax and re-think and re-group and re-connect, it may even be the beginning of a paradigm-shift.

Fingers crossed. Wash your hands. Stay safe.

We will be contacting participants who have already registered about refunding fees or using them as pre-registration for next year’s event.

PS. You can still enter the Celebrate Earth Day Poetry & Photo Contests…

Repair Cafes CANCELLED :(

With sad hearts we are cancelling all Repair Cafés for the forseeable future due to concern about the COVID-19 virus spread.

The safety and well-being of our volunteers (many of whom are seniors) and our community members is paramount and we would hate to be the reason someone develops an illness.

Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated. If you are interested in learning about home repairs, there are many online resources, including these ones from the Share, Reuse, Repair Initiative: www.sharereuserepair.org/repair-at-home-resources

Stay safe, wash your hands, and keep on repairing!

The Maple Ridge Repair Café Planning Team