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In Case of Heavy Snowfall…

Snow IconLooking ahead to the winter season, we wanted to give you the following info on curbside blue box recycling pickup in case of heavy snowfall…

  1. Check our Facebook page and website to see if your recycling pickup has been cancelled because of the snow.
  2. The safety of our staff and the public is our first priority.
  3. We will endeavour to complete pickup routes during snow events, but it may be necessary to cancel recycling pickup in certain areas or on certain days due to safety concerns.
  4. Each snow event will be assessed separately and we will do our best to communicate any cancellations or updates to you through our website, phone system, and social media sites.
  5. Some areas are not safe for our trucks to travel during snowfalls. If you live in a hilly area or on a street that’s difficult to access, please do not put your recycling out in heavy snow. We will pick up your recycling the following week, weather permitting. You can also bring it to the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot during open hours.

Thank you very much for your understanding & patience!


Winter Hours at the Recycling Depot Start OCTOBER 1, 2017

Reminder: Winter Hours at the Depot start October 1, 2017. The Depot will still open at 8:00am, but will be 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, 2017.

Fall, 2017 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 Tuesday, October 10.

The set-out deadline for residents EAST of 224th Street is Monday, October 23.

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).

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

NOT ACCEPTED at the Recycling Depot – RMRS September, 2017 Newsletter Now Online

Our September newsletter includes upcoming community events and focuses on our brand new “NOT ACCEPTED at the Recycling Depot” awareness campaign!

While we try to accept as many items as possible at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot, there are some items we DO NOT take, mainly because there is no recycling program or market that will take them. Keeping these items away from the Depot helps save us time & tipping fees!

Click to view the RMRS September, 2017 Newsletter. This and past newsletters are archived on our website.

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Summer Wrap Up – RMRS August, 2017 Newsletter Now Online

Our August newsletter includes green BACK TO SCHOOL tips, a look ahead at upcoming events, and a look back on a great summer – including a video of our summer students’ experience doing the Plastic Free July Challenge!

Click to view the RMRS August, 2017 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.

Bags in Bags, Please! May, 2017 Recycling Report

If you don’t already, please separate SOFT plastic in one grocery bag and put HARD plastic loose in your red recycling box. This makes it easier to separate at the Depot. Thank you!!

Our May newsletter includes the winners from our Home Show contest, Earth Day 2017 photos & videos, and a call for students looking for summer work!

Click to view a pdf copy of the RMRS May, 2017 Newsletter. This and past newsletters are archived on our website.

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Ridge Meadows Recycling – Spring Updates!

Spring is full of activity at Ridge Meadows Recycling! In addition to screening the brand-new movie, “A Plastic Ocean,” upcoming programs & events include the Spring Brush Chipping Program, two events – our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the LAST (Life After School Transition) Committee’s Transition Resource Fair – on April 4, and Celebrate Earth Day on April 22. Finally, if you have recycling pickup on Fridays or Mondays, don’t forget about the Easter Weekend Holiday Pickup Schedule. Details below…
First up is the Thursday, March 23 screening of the powerful new film, “A Plastic Ocean,” at 7:00pm at the Maple Ridge Council Chambers. Presented by Ridge Meadows Recycling, Cinema Politica, and Plastic Oceans Foundation Canada. Guest panel and Q&A session afterwards. Be one of the first to see this award-winning film about the impact of plastic in our oceans, marine life, and our own health. Admission is free. View the trailer at

Easter Weekend – Curbside Recycling Pickup Schedule:
Reminder of our Easter Weekend Holiday Schedule – there will be NO CURBSIDE RECYCLING PICKUP on either Good Friday (April 14) or Easter Monday (April17). As per our new 2017 schedule, the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot will be OPEN on both Good Friday AND Easter Monday.

Along with Easter comes the set-out dates for the City of Maple Ridge’s Spring Brush Chipping Program. Set-out deadlines are Tuesday, April 18 for residents who live WEST of 224th Street and Monday, May 1 for residents living EAST of 224th Street. No pre-registration necessary, simply place branches at curbside by set-out deadlines for pickup & chipping. See for details regarding set-out. Please note the set-out dates are when brush chipping begins in each area, but it will take around two weeks to pick up all the piles in each area, depending on the amount that is set out.

This year, Ridge Meadows Recycling Society’s Annual General Meeting takes place at The Well Restaurant inside Chances Gaming Centre on Tuesday, April 4 starting at 6:30pm. Current and new members are welcome to join us for our business meeting followed by refreshments and mingling.

Also on Tuesday, April 4, the LAST (Life After School Transition) Committee is hosting a Transition Resource Fair at Thomas Haney Secondary School starting at 7pm. At the Fair, students with extra support needs, their families, and caregivers can meet representatives from different agencies and service providers to help plan the transition from high school to continuing education, employment, recreation, and beyond!

Plans are well underway for this year’s Celebrate Earth Day event on Saturday, April 22 from 10am – 2pm in Memorial Peace Park as Earth Day goes “Back to Nature.”

**NOTE!! Poetry Contest Deadline Extended!! Entries are now being accepted until Friday, April 7.

Earth Day Lead-up events designed to get residents outdoors and exploring nature have already started and are happening every weekend until the event – see for details and sign up on the EventBrite link.

There are plenty of exciting activities in store at the main event on April 22 including a special Haney Farmers Market, an expanded Food Truck Festival, and the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation’s annual Spin-a-Thon fundraiser on the Bandstand! In addition to arts, crafts, and performers, you will also find old favourites like the Family Freecycle, the Cycle Recycle Free Bike Draw, and VEVA’s Electric Vehicle Display. More information at or on the Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge Facebook Page. See you there!