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Join the Party! ONLINE Community Inclusion Dance Party Celebrates Diverse Abilities for Community Inclusion Month

Everyone is welcome! Join us as we CELEBRATE inclusivity and the diverse abilities and contributions of ALL members of our community at the LAST Committee’s Community Inclusion Month ONLINE DANCE PARTY on Wednesday, October 27 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.

The Life After School Transition (LAST) Committee holds an event every year in October to highlight Community Inclusion Month, which is a time to celebrate the abilities and achievements of people with developmental disabilities and promote community inclusion.

The celebration, taking place on Wednesday, October 27 from 12:00 – 1:00pm, is open to the public. Anyone can join through a Zoom account using the meeting link 831 9903 0988 & passcode 129870.

Special guest Spandy Andy (www.spandyandy.com) will once again host the Dance Party & giving special Dance Lessons to viewers.

New this year, community and school groups supported by Community Living BC (CLBC) can register online at www.lastcommittee.org for a FREE pizza lunch, sponsored in part by Domino’s Pizza. Order deadline is Sunday, October 17.

Hope to see you online on October 27!!

 “We Can (Finally) Fix That!” – Maple Ridge’s Repair Cafés Are BACK With Safety Protocols in Place!

On Saturday, October 23, Maple Ridge Repair Cafés return at the Maple Ridge Senior’s Activity Center (12150 224th Street) from 10am – 2pm.

Repair Cafés are pop-up events where residents can bring their broken items (small appliances, lamps, electronics, jewelry, clothing, small toys or furniture, etc.) and volunteer expert “fixers” are available to help residents learn to repair their stuff – for free!

The event will be held at the Maple Ridge Seniors’ Activity Center. Proof of vaccination will be required to enter the venue and people attending the event will be required to follow current provincial public health orders, which now includes everyone over the age of 5 wearing a mask at indoor events. Repair Café organizers will provide hand sanitizer and set up markers to help with social distancing.

Don’t forget to bring your kids to Tinkerbell Station where they can get hands on with tools and tinker & create to their hearts’ content!!!

Learn more about the Maple Ridge Repair Cafes.

Community Inclusion Month & Waste Reduction Week! RMRS October, 2021 Newsletter now online

In this newsletter…

  • Celebrating Community Inclusion Month & Waste Reduction Week!
  • Join the Party! The LAST Committee’s Community Inclusion Online Dance party with special guest host Spandy Andy is on Wednesday, October 27.
  • Meet Berni, one of the amazing Process Support Workers in RMRS’s Employment Skills Program for people with diverse abilities
  • Repair Cafes are BACK! On Saturday, October 23, bring us your broken stuff!!
  • Did you know? Appliances and power tools are accepted at the Recycling Depot 7 days a week!
  • We are hiring! Entry level swamper positions starting at $16.05/hour. No experience? No problem!
  • Make note of the Maple Ridge Fall Chipping Program set-out deadlines…
  • Next #emergemr contest prize draw is on Friday, October 22 – 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 this month! 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 5500 times already!

Click to view the RMRS October, 2021 Newsletter.
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RECYCLING DEPOT CLOSING AT 5:00PM STARTING OCTOBER 1, 2021

Reminder: “Winter Hours” at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot will be starting on Friday, October 1, 2021. 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, 2022.

Fall, 2021 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, 2021 deadline for setting out branches for pickup for Maple Ridge residents WEST of 224th Street is Tuesday, October 12. The set-out deadline for residents EAST of 224th Street is Monday, October 25.

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!).

Got Hazardous Waste? RMRS September, 2021 Newsletter now online!

In this newsletter…

  • The Maple Ridge Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Event is coming up on Saturday, September 18 – have you registered yet?
  • Did you know? Paint, motor oil, and lots of other stuff is accepted at the Recycling Depot 7 days a week! Learn more about ProductCare’s Paint Recycling program 
  • REMINDER! The Maple Ridge Recycling Depot will be switching to Winter Hours and closing early, at 5:00pm, starting Friday, October 1.
  • Make note of the Fall Chipping Program set-out Deadlines!
  • Back to school!! Get your paper recycling on track with our Yellow Bag deep dive video!
  • Looking for educational video games for your kids? Our “Recycle It Right” online game may be just what they need to take over doing the weekly household recycling chore!
  • Meet our awesome volunteer Board Member, Glen Shipp!
  • Next #emergemr contest prize draw is on Friday, September 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 this month! 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 5100 times already!

Click to view the RMRS September, 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.

 

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day September 18!

After last year’s successful event, the City of Maple Ridge is funding another Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day for residents to safely dispose of items that could harm the environment.

The event will take place on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 10am – 2pm at the corner of 236th Street & River Road in Maple Ridge (near the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot). Residents MUST pre-register through an online form.

More information and online registration form at https://rmrecycling.org/environmental-programs/household-hazardous-waste-drop-off-day

 

Active Summer! – August, 2021 Newsletter Now Online

In this newsletter…

  • Two of our Depot Tours sold out, so we added another one!
  • Preparing for a summer road trip? Our video will help you learn more about recycling used oil & antifreeze at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot
  • Want to learn more about keeping wildlife wild & communities safe? Wildsafe BC is hosting an electric fence workshop on August 20
  • Save the Date! The next Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Event will be on Saturday, September 18
  • Meet our awesome volunteer Board Member, Brenda Nadeau!
  • Next #emergemr contest prize draw is on Friday, August 13 – 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 4700 times already!

Click to view the RMRS August, 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.

 

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

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.