Blue Box – Cans & Cartons

In Maple Ridge, your Blue Box is for Cans & Cartons. If you don’t have a Blue Box, you can order one online or pick one up at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot.

Place the following items in your blue box for recycling:

-soup boxes (tetra-pak style)

-ice cream cartons 

-plastic-lined paper drink cups & bowls

-food cans 

-tin cans & metal lids

-aerosol cans (NO PAINT CANS – accepted at Depot)

-aluminum foil, pie plates, or tart cups

NOTE: We are currently in the process of phasing out some of the recycling bags. Our workers will pick up whatever you put out, as long as it is recyclable items that we accept in our curbside pickup program.
What Happens to the Cans & Cartons at the Depot?

Since 2014, container packaging is collected and processed by industry under the stewardship of Recycle BC.

The tin is re-melted and formed into re-bar. The aluminum is sent to mills to be made into barbecues, lawn chairs and aluminum extrusions. Recycling saves 95% of the electricity needed to produce new aluminum from raw ore!

Larger scrap metal items and paint cans (including aerosol paints) can be brought to the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot.

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Return It - Encorp logo 2014All pop cans, milk cartons, plant-based beverage containers (eg. oat milk, rice milk, soy milk) and drink boxes are recycled through the Beverage Container EPR Program, run by Encorp Pacific. Click to learn more about EPR, Extended Producer Responsibility Programs.