Ridge Meadows Recycling's August, 2016 newsletter
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Reminder! There will be NO Recycling Pickup and the Depot will be CLOSED on Monday, September 5 for the Labour Day stat holiday. Regular curbside pickup will resume the following Monday. Happy Labour Day!
Summer Depot Tours!!
Our five Summer Depot Tours were a huge success with 120 Recycling Champions signing up to learn more about the recycling process and the many items accepted at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot. We were able to show off everything that goes on, from collection to sorting to baling, and it was a great opportunity to answer people's recycling questions! Special thanks to Dan Mikolay, our Environmental Educator, for being a fantastic tour leader, and our Summer Students for organizing the tours. As for those of you who didn't make it - we hope to see you at our next public Summer Depot Tours in 2017!
Classes or Community Groups interested in booking a private Depot Tour can sign up on our website.
Know anyone looking for work? We are hiring!

Part Time Process Support Worker Position Available

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society is looking for a Process Support Worker to work together with adults with developmental disabilities at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot as part of our Supported Work Program.

The position is part-time, on Saturdays & Sundays only, from 8:30am – 5:00pm and pays $19.96/hour. Available immediately, please send in your application ASAP.

Tasks & Responsibilities:
-outdoor work in an integrated work setting
-processing of recyclable commodities.
-hands-on labour position as job coach, ensuring productivity goals are met
-provide encouragement & support
-ensure quality & quantity of daily processing.
-general cleanup – maintain a clean worksite.
-other duties as assigned.

Preferred education/qualifications:
-post-secondary education in the human service field or equivalent experience
-Must have: Class 4 driver’s license, first aid training
*Note: The successful applicant will be required to undergo a criminal records check.

Send resume & cover letter via email to Kim Day, Executive Director, at

Applications & resumes can be also submitted in person at the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society office, 10092 – 236th Street (at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot office), or by fax to 604-467-6100.

Goodbye Annie, Taylor, & Jeremy!

We are SO grateful to the federal government's Canada Summer Jobs program for providing funding for our summer students! Jeremy spent his time working on the Collection Trucks as a Swamper and Annie & Taylor had a BUSY summer as our Community Education Assistants.

Some of the projects Annie & Taylor worked on include:
-asking over 1500 Depot visitors to fill out a survey on the Depot services
-assisting with our online Customer Satisfaction & Awareness Survey
-updating recycling bin labels and checking in with apartment building managers & stratas
-assisting with a special screening of "The Lorax" to the class with the most entries in the Earth Day Poetry Contest
-assisting at our information booths at Canada Day and Haney Farmers Market events
-creating and running a paper bead craft at Bard on the Bandstand
-participating in the "Plastic Free July" challenge, and reporting their results in a Facebook Livestream
-collecting & donating RMRS archival material to the Maple Ridge Museum
-organizing and running our VERY popular Depot Tours!
-creating posts for our social media accounts
-sorting out & re-organizing our events trailer
-helping prep materials for 2016/17 School Workshops

Our students brought new energy, ideas, and inspiration to our worksite and will be missed! Thank you for a fabulous summer and have a great time back at school!

Ordered Your Rain Barrel Yet?

Rain Barrels help lower municipal water demands and save energy at water treatment facilities by reducing water pollution and storm water runoff.
Rain water, free from chlorine and water treatment chemicals, is an
excellent water source for lawns, plants and gardens.

Joyce was one of our Customer     
FEATURES                                                               Survey Rain Barrel winners!        
• 208 litre / 55 gallon capacity
• Unique shape and neutral color that blends into any garden-scape
• Content of up to 50% recycled materials
• Mosquito mesh to keep bugs and leaf debris out
• Lid that can be screwed onto base for added safety
• Easy installation with existing downspouts
• Overflow hose that can be linked to another rain barrel orcan be directed away from the house
• Contoured, easy-to-use spigot                    
• Installation instructions, spigot, screws, overflow hose and clampincluded
• Cover included

Order yours today!

Rain Barrels, and Bear-Resistant Organic Containers are on sale NOW! Order online at, in person at the Recycling Depot, or by calling 604-463-5545.
NOTE: Composters & Solar Cone Food Digesters are SOLD OUT for 2016. We will be ordering more in Spring, 2017

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

Copyright © 2016 Ridge Meadows Recycling Society, All rights reserved.

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