The Maple Ridge Recycling Depot is located at 10092 – 236th Street, just off River Road in the Albion Industrial Park.
The Depot is OPEN on ALL statutory holidays except for New Year’s Day (January 1) and Christmas Day (December 25).
2023 Maple Ridge Recycling Depot Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Monday – Saturday:
8:00am – 6:00pm
Sundays & holidays:
9:00am – 5:00pm
*Note: We are currently on our Summer Hours schedule at the Depot – open at 8:00am and closing at 6:00pm Monday to Saturday. Sundays and holidays we are open from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Winter Hours (closing an hour earlier, at 5:00pm Mon-Sat) begin on October 1, 2023.
OFFICE HOURS 8:00am – 5:00pm MONDAY through FRIDAY
For a list of items accepted at the Depot for recycling, download the RMRS A to Z List
Maple Ridge has had a public Recycling Depot for its residents for almost 50 years. The current Maple Ridge Recycling Depot was built in 1990 and custom-designed for Ridge Meadows Recycling Society. Its location at the entrance to Metro Vancouver’s Maple Ridge Recycling & Waste Centre for Garbage, Green Waste, Mattress, & Gypsum (Drywall) Drop-off was chosen to make it easy for residents to recycle as much as possible before their ‘real’ garbage began its journey to the landfill or incinerator.
On average, the Depot receives around 500 vehicles EVERY DAY!!
The Maple Ridge Recycling Depot consists of several different areas.
Public Drop-off Area
Here, residents can drop off:
- all items collected in the curbside blue box recycling program (cardboard, office paper & magazines, newspaper, glass jars & bottles, plastic containers, metal cans, milk cartons, and tetra-pak style containers)
- items accepted in Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Stewardship Programs we take part in (batteries, all electronics, all media used in electronics (memory sticks, CDs, DVDs, records, cassette tapes, USB drives, etc.), small appliances, all light bulbs & tubes, cell phones, used oil & antifreeze, thermostats, smoke detectors, and paints, solvents, pesticides, & gasoline).
- large appliances, books, propane tanks, and any kind of scrap metal. Learn more about our large item pickup service!
- Textiles! Through service providers, we are able to collect clothing, household fabrics, accessories, footwear, and more!
- Ink cartridges! Keep these OUT of the landfill!
Maple Ridge Residents can also:
- Pick up new recycling boxes or bags (or order these online for free delivery!)
- Learn about the Low-Flow Toilet Tax Credit (apply online)
- Order a Solar Cone Food Digester, Composter, or Rain Barrel (we order these every Spring – online only)
- Request a Depot Tour for a class or group
- Arrange a large item pick up (online only)
- Purchase books ($.10 for softcover, $.25 for hardcover) or bikes ($5 for children’s bikes, $10 for adult bikes)*Please note depot sales are CASH ONLY (no change given)
- Talk to us about the Paint Reuse Program available to community groups (call ahead at 604-463-5545)
- Arrange paper-shredding services ($2/banker’s box – NOTE: our machine chunks the material, it doesn’t shred it into strips, it is then baled and shipped to manufacturers). Bring your paper to be shredded any time between 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday. Cash only, no change given.
- Pick up brochures, newsletters, and other information about Ridge Meadows Recycling & its programs & services
Intermediate Recycling Processing Facility
Picking recyclable items up off the curb is NOT recycling. Residential recycling inevitably requires further sorting and must be “clean” enough to be accepted by a manufacturer. An item is not truly recycled until a new product is created from the recycled material by a manufacturer. Maple Ridge has an advantage on this process through our multi-sort system, keeping materials separated all the way from pickup to shipping.
At the Depot, we process both curbside and depot drop-off recyclables:
CURBSIDE: Every weekday, our custom-designed trucks pick up and bring residential curbside recycling to the facility from both apartments and single-family homes. Bins are unloaded and processed to remove any contamination.
DEPOT: Throughout the day, bins from public drop-off areas are brought up to the sort lines where workers remove contamination by hand.
Different sort lines remove any contamination (other materials, garbage, etc.) from the materials. If these things are not removed, the load may not be clean enough and may either be given a surcharge or rejected altogether.
Once sorted, the different commodities (paper, plastic, metals) are baled on site and loaded onto trucks to eventually be shipped to manufacturers who will use the materials to produce new items.
To learn more about what happens to the materials once it leaves the Depot, visit Recycle BC’s website.
If you haven’t visited the Depot yet, come on down! You may be surprised at how much we can recycle!