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Spring Around the Corner! RMRS March, 2022 Newsletter Now Online

Click to view the March, 2022 RMRS Newsletter.
All past newsletters are archived on our website.

In this newsletter…

  • Get rid of food waste (safely!) in your backyard using Composters and Solar Cone Food Digesters – on sale now!
  • The Earth Day Poetry & Photo contests are now accepting entries!
  • Learn why you should NEVER pour cooking oil or grease down your drain – bring it to the Depot for recycling instead.
  • Spring Chipping starts this month – save the dates & gather your branches!
  • Registration forms for Celebrate Earth Day participants, performers, and volunteers are now online at www.mrearthday.ca Help us explore “Pathways to a Better Normal”
  • Our next Repair Cafe is Saturday, March 26 from 10am – 2pm at the Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Center. Bring us your broken stuff!
  • Looking for your next #VolunteerAdventureEarth Day has you covered!
  • We are HIRING! We are currently interviewing for truck drivers, process workers, sorters, and swampers – oh, my! Come #ThinkGlobalWorkLocal with us!

PS. Have you checked out our Celebrate Earth Day EMERGE map yet? It’s great for exploring your community and has been viewed over 8600 times!

Solar Cone Food Digesters, Composters, & Rain Barrels now on sale!

We have once again opened our annual sales of Composters ($85), Solar Cone Food Digesters ($170), & Rain Barrels ($95). Residents can order any of these through the online form below. Payment can be made via credit card and the item will be delivered to your home.

Since Metro Vancouver’s Organics Disposal Ban, people are paying more attention to what happens with their food scraps. If you have a garden, Composters will turn veggie & fruit scraps into rich, nutrient-filled topsoil. People may be less familiar with Solar Cones, which use the sun’s energy to break down food items that cannot go in the Composter, including bread, bones & meat, and milk products, into carbon dioxide and water, which harmlessly dissipate into the surrounding soil.

Intense summer draught has boosted the profile of Rain Barrels, which enables residents to water their lawns and gardens throughout the summer using collected rainwater and helped lower municipal water demands. Rain water, free from chlorine and water treatment chemicals, is an excellent water source for lawns, plants and gardens.

Download the 2022 Hand Out for Composters, Solar Cones, & Rain Barrels

Order Form for Composters & Solar Cones

Please place your order below. After your form is submitted, we will contact you to arrange payment & delivery. Thank you for helping keep our planet green!

    *Note: Solar Cones & Composters are only available to residents of Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows.
    *Note: We are no longer selling Rainbarrels or Bear-Resistant Bins. Rainbarrels are available at most home hardware stores. Bear-Resistant Bins can still be purchased from AJM Disposal for $225 - www.ajmdisposal.com
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Event-full Year Ahead! RMRS February, 2022 Newsletter Now Online

Click to view the February, 2022 RMRS Newsletter.
All past newsletters are archived on our website.

In this newsletter…

  • Our first Repair Cafe of 2022 is scheduled for THIS Saturday, February 19 from 10am – 2pm at the Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Center. Bring us your broken stuff – AND your vaccine passport!
  • Let’s Talk about Milk! Deposits on milk beverage containers came into effect on February 1…
  • Registration forms for Celebrate Earth Day participants, performers, and volunteers are now online at www.mrearthday.ca Help us explore “Pathways to a Better Normal” online & off!
  • Looking for a fun way to volunteer? Check out our Earth Day Volunteer Video that has been waiting to air since 2019!! 🙂
  • We are HIRING! We are currently interviewing for truck drivers – if yoiu have air brake endorsement, come #ThinkGlobalWorkLocal for $25.94/hour!
  • Got questions about curbside glass? Join us for a Grey Box deep dive…
  • Spring Chipping dates are on the horizon…
  • Want to be part of Ridge Meadows Recycling Society’s legacy? Renew or sign up for membership before Thursday, March 3 to vote at the April 7 Annual General Meeting.

PS. Have you checked out our Celebrate Earth Day EMERGE map yet? It’s great for exploring your community and has been viewed over 7800 times!

Milk Containers in Beverage Program Starting February 1, 2022

Starting February 1, milk cartons, plastic milk jugs & plant-based beverage containers (e.g. soy, almond, & oat milk) will be recycled under the Beverage Container program.

Curbside Recycling WILL NOT CHANGE.

These items will continue to be picked up in your blue & red recycling boxes.

The new 10-cent deposit paid on all milk & plant-based beverage containers can be refunded at a Return It Bottle Depot. Beverage containers brought to the Recycling Depot are a donation to help run community programs.

Please RINSE all containers before recycling!

For more information, visit https://www.return-it.ca/beverage/recycling/milk2022/

 

Happy New Year! RMRS January, 2022 Newsletter Now Online

Click to view the January, 2022 RMRS Newsletter.
All past newsletters are archived on our website.

In this newsletter…

  • 2022 marks 50 years of Recycling Evolution in Maple Ridge! Throughout the year, we will be working on projects that highlight our 50-year history, starting WAAAAY back in 1972…
  • Evolution in Action! Starting February 1, 2022, all milk & plant-based beverage containers will be included in the Return It beverage deposit system…
  • Want to be part of Ridge Meadows Recycling Society’s legacy? Renew or sign up for membership before Thursday, March 3 to vote at the April 7 Annual General Meeting.
  • Our next Repair Cafe is scheduled for Saturday, February 19 from 10am – 2pm at the Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Center. If public health orders at the time allow, bring us your broken stuff – AND your vaccine passport!
  • Books and magazines are both accepted at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot – if you find a book you want to buy, it’s yours for 25 cents!
  • Save the Date! We are hoping to hold an in-person Celebrate Earth Day event this year on Saturday, April 23. Help us explore “Pathways to a Better Normal” online & off!
  • In case you missed it, We are HIRING! We are currently interviewing for a supervisor, truck drivers, & swampers. Updated pay rates for 2022!
  • Do any 2022 stat holidays fall on your recycling day? Find out on our 2022 calendar…Despite the difficulties, there’s LOTS going on in our community this month! Stay connected, stay safe, stay kind 🙂
Happy New Year from Ridge Meadows Recycling!

PS. Have you checked out our Celebrate Earth Day 2021 EMERGE map yet? It’s great for exploring your community and has been viewed over 7200 times!

Holiday Recycling! RMRS December, 2021 Newsletter now online

Click to view the December, 2021 RMRS Newsletter.
All past newsletters are archived on our website.

In this newsletter…

  • REMINDER! The Maple Ridge Recycling Depot will be CLOSING EARLY, at 3:00pm on Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve, and will be CLOSED on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day.
  • STYROFOAM collection continues to be temporarily suspended by Recycle BC due to the recent flooding and infrastructure damage.
  • Our Holiday Recycling Guide will help you keep your holidays green
  • Did you know? Any kind of Light fixture, lightbulbs, & tubes are accepted at the Recycling Depot 7 days a week!
  • Take a look back with us on the year that was 2021…Depot Tours, a smelly visitor, hazardous waste collection, a celebrity wedding, and a return of our beloved Repair Cafes…
  • Do any 2022 stat holidays fall on your recycling day? Find out on our 2022 calendar…
  • In case you missed it, We are HIRING! New pay rates for entry level ($17.82/hour) & truck driver ($24.71/hour) jobs…
  • Despite the difficulties, there’s LOTS going on in our community this month! Stay connected, stay safe, stay kind 🙂
Have a great holiday season & see you in 2022!

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PS. Have you checked out our Celebrate Earth Day Challenges map yet? It’s online at www.mrearthday.ca and has been viewed over 6500 times already!

Adapting to Change… RMRS November, 2021 Newsletter now online

In this newsletter…

  • GLASS and STYROFOAM collection has been temporarily suspended by Recycle BC due to the recent flooding and infrastructure damage.
  • Get your holiday & container recycling on track with our Holiday Recycling Guide & Blue Box deep dive video & learn more about Recycle BC’s recycling program for Printed Paper & Packaging
  • REMINDER! The Maple Ridge Recycling Depot will be CLOSING EARLY, at 3:00pm on Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve, and will be CLOSED on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day.
  • Did you know? Old Christmas Lights and bulbs are accepted at the Recycling Depot 7 days a week!
  • We are HIRING! New pay rates for entry level ($17.82/hour) & truck driver ($24.71/hour) jobs…
  • We Fixed That! Photos from our October 23 Repair Cafe
  • The LAST #emergemr contest prize draw is on Friday, December 17 – 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 6000 times already!

Click to view the November, 2021 RMRS Newsletter.
This & past newsletters are archived on our website.

Subscribe to our monthly newsletters & get all our recycling news, events, tips, & updates emailed straight to your inbox! You can unsubscribe at any time.

 

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.