Ridge Meadows Recycling's February, 2016 newsletter - Enjoy!
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Bear-Resistant Organic Bins Subsidized for Maple Ridge Residents!

The City of Maple Ridge is subsidizing 400 bear-resistant organic bins for Maple Ridge residents.

The bear-resistant bins, which look like regular rolling totes, have reinforced lids and a locking mechanism. They will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents will be asked to pre-pay for the bins and either pick them up from the Recycling Depot or request delivery. Retail value of these containers is $200. Bulk purchase price is $150. With the $50 subsidy from the City of Maple Ridge, the first 400 Maple Ridge residents will be able to purchase the bins for $100.

PLUS! Composters ($65), Solar Cone Food Digesters ($125), & Rain Barrels ($70) on sale now! Residents can pre-order any of these through an online form, by visiting the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot at 10092 – 236th Street, or by calling our office at 604-463-5545.

Celebrate Earth Day!

The annual Earth Day Celebration in Maple Ridge kicks off at 10am on Saturday April 23, 2016 at Memorial Peace Park, with this year’s theme of ENERGY! The annual eco-inspired family event will include many of the same features it has in the past, including interactive booths & activities, flash mobs, a food truck festival, hands-on crafts, entertainers, and of course a special Haney Farmer’s Market.

Keep your eyes open for the special "Human Recharging Stations" set up throughout the park!

Other Earth Day favourites include the electric vehicle display, Cycle Recycle free bike draw, the Earth Day poetry and photo contests, roving performers, and more. As part of the popular Family Freecycle, collection boxes will once again be set up at select schools & businesses at the beginning of April for people to donate gently used books,toys, & clothes and all items will be available at the Greg Moore Youth Centre at the Earth Day event.

Local green businesses or community organizations who would like to participate are encouraged to create an interactive booth or activity and join in the “energy” theme. Interested groups can visit the event website at for all the latest info or to register as a booth, activity, performer, or volunteer!
We are honoured to be a finalist in this Saturday's Business Excellence Awards! Congratulations to all finalists & nominees!!
Heads up!
There will be
NO Recycling Pickup on Friday, March 25 & Monday, March 28 due to the Easter Holiday Weekend. The Maple Ridge Recycling Depot will be CLOSED on Good Friday (March 25), but OPEN Easter Monday (March 28).
Spring Chipping Set-Out Deadlines:

Tuesday, March 29 
for residents who live 
WEST of 224th Street

Monday, April 11 
for residents who live
EAST of 224th Street

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10092 - 236th Street,
Maple Ridge, BC  V2X 7G2

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society is a community-based, non-profit organization, advocating zero waste, operating responsible waste reduction services and providing environmental education.
We employ people with developmental disabilities assisting their integration into the community.

Vision: A waste free, socially responsible community

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