As 2017 starts to get underway, so do our programs! See below for updates on the new Recycling Depot hours of operation, Spring Chipping Dates, 2017 Curbside Pickup Calendar, the updated sort flyer, and Celebrate Earth Day! Phew!
New Hours for MR Recycling Depot
By now you are probably aware that the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot hours changed in 2017 - in addition to being open an extra hour Monday - Saturday from April to September, the Depot will also now be OPEN on all stat holidays except for Christmas Day & New Year's Day...
2017 Spring & Fall
Brush Chipping Program Set-Out Deadlines:
SPRING: April 18 (Tuesday) - West of 224th May 1 (Monday) - East of 224th
FALL: October 10 (Tues) - West of 224th October 23 (Mon) - East of 224th
Earth Day 2017 is going “Back to Nature” and we can't wait to highlight our local nature - one of the best things about living in Maple Ridge!
One of the main ideas behind this theme is that if residents (and their kids!) get away from screens and spend more time in nature, they will learn to love it and fight to save it. This year, we are partnering with outdoor/environmental groups to organize lots of lead-up outdoor activities throughout March & April to get people outside. Activities include canoe tours, trail clearing, salmon fry release, nature printing & photography, geocaching, and family hikes.
We are looking forward to getting people outdoors to explore local parks, appreciate our community’s natural assets, and (re)discover the healing aspects of nature. The main Earth Day event, which attracts over 3000 people, will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10am – 2pm at Memorial Peace Park.
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