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Ridge Meadows Recycling's September, 2016 newsletter
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World Rivers Day 2016!


There are two event locations in Maple Ridge to celebrate World Rivers Day this Sunday, September 25:

1. Allco Fish Hatchery & Rivers Heritage Centre (24959 Alouette Road) - 11:00am - 3:00pm
The Alouette River Management Society (ARMS) organizes a festival that's great for the family with lots of activities for kids. Live entertainment, BBQ, children's fishing pond, environmental displays, nature tours, and more!   

2. Kanaka Creek Regional Park - Riverfront (River Road) - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Celebrate World Rivers Day with canoe tours, children's activities and  stewardship displays. Hosted by Metro Vancouver and the Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society (KEEPS). Allow 1.5 hours to complete all activities.
 

Fall Brush Chipping Program

In partnership with the City of Maple Ridge, Ridge Meadows Recycling Society administers the Spring & Fall Brush Chipping Program for Maple Ridge residents.

No pre-booking is necessary, simply place branches at the roadside adjacent to your property by the set-out deadline for your area. 

For more information, visit www.rmrecycling.org

Brush Chipping set out deadlines:

WEST of 224th:     TUESDAY,  October 11  

EAST of 224th:      MONDAY,  October 24.
Reminder! There will be
NO Recycling Pickup and the Depot will be CLOSED on
Monday, October 10 for the Thanksgiving Day stat holiday. Regular curbside pickup will resume the following Monday.
Happy Thanksgiving from RMRS!
Know anyone looking for work? We are hiring!

1. TRUCK DRIVER – Full Time Recycling Truck Driver Position Available

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society has a truck driver position available immediately.

The position is full time (40 hours/week plus overtime) and pays $21.27/hour. Please send in your applications ASAP.

Tasks & Responsibilities:
-Responsible for timely pickup of recyclable commodities at curbside residences, apartments, townhouses, offices, businesses, & schools (as assigned)
-Responsible for driving recycling truck & commodity pickup (“swamping”)
-Maintain Daily Inspection Report of truck & equipment
-Maintain accurate Tonnage & Milage Reports
-Complete all required reports & paperwork as assigned
-Clear Driving Abstract – to be supplied with application
-Ability to operate other job-related equipment (eg. bin tippers, pallet jacks)
-Public Relations & Customer Service – ability to answer questions & handle individual customer concerns
-Responsible for overseeing Swampers and ensuring their safety
-Processing recyclables at the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot
-Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
-Truck driving experience
-Able to perform physical labour such as lifting, bending & running
-Able to work in all weather conditions
-Understand and adhere to safety requirements

Qualifications:
-Air Brake Licence              -Emergency First Aid            -Undergo Criminal Records Check
-Must be bondable                -Certified forklift                   -Undergo Driving Record Check
-Must have neat appearance and excellent communication skills
-Prefer experience working with adults with developmental disabilities

*Note: Individuals with a history of back or health problems will not be considered.

Send resume & cover letter via email to Lorne Skoropada, Operations Director, atlorne@rmrecycling.org

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.

 

2. SWAMPER – Full Time Swamper Positions Available

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society has Swamper positions available immediately.

The positions are full time (40 hours/week) and pay $14.22/hour.  May include weekend work. Please send in your applications ASAP.

Tasks & Responsibilities:
-Ensure efficient pickup of commodities placed curbside
-Lift & empty all recycling bags & boxes into truck bins
-Sort all recyclable commodities into appropriate bins
-Return boxes to appropriate location
-Processing materials at the Recycling Depot (as required)
-Clean -up & maintenance as directed.
-Able to perform physical labour such as lifting, bending & running
-Able to work in all weather conditions
-Understand and adhere to safety requirement

*Note: Individuals with a history of back or health problems will not be considered.
The successful applicant will be required to undergo a criminal records check.

Send resume & cover letter via email to Lorne Skoropada, Operations Director, atlorne@rmrecycling.org

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.



Rain Barrels, and Bear-Resistant Organic Containers are on sale NOW! Order online at www.rmrecycling.org, 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

NEW FEATURE! Want to learn more about issues & initiatives in other regions or around the world?

Check out some of these articles!


RMRS in the news & local events:
Video of Dan Mikolay on Breakfast Television – Aug.26, 2016:
http://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/5100407359001/
Facebook video feed of MP Dan Ruimy’s Climate Change Town Hall – Aug.3, 2016 ( jump to 00:38:30 to hear Leanne Koehn, from RMRS's Community Engagement speak): https://www.facebook.com/danruimymp/videos/602117179957935/
MRPM News Article on Climate Change Town Hall event: http://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/389641311.html
MRPM Times Article on RMRS Depot Tours: http://www.mrtimes.com/community/388400561.html
MRPM Times’ Video of RMRS Depot Tour: http://streaming-colo.blackpress.ca:5080/live/streams/transcoded_vods/20160728001822-2288.mov.mp4
Facebook Photo gallery of MRPM Times’ Depot Tour photos: https://www.facebook.com/MapleRidgePittMeadowsTimes/photos/?tab=album&album_id=862832747185021
MRPM News Article on new grey recycling bin for Pitt Meadows:
http://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/389908221.html
New MMBC Video on Multi-Stream Recycling: https://youtu.be/MdyaUH0X0H0
MMBC’s streetscape pilot in Vancouver’s West End: http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/street-recycling-pilot-program-launches-vancouver-s-west-end
 
Other waste/recycling news:
RCBC CEO on Mattress Recycling EPR program:
http://files.constantcontact.com/f846e982401/f8c814f3-5ec6-4778-b765-784d235ba8a4.pdf
Surrey’s plan to deal with illegal dumping (in addition to their free large item pickup program…): http://www.thenownewspaper.com/news/385619961.html
Different viewpoint on Langley’s IDIOT campaign against illegal dumping: http://www.langleytimes.com/news/385583691.html
Detailed article on Mixed Waste Recycling or “dirty MRFs”: http://earth911.com/business-policy/mixed-waste-mixed-feelings/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Twitter
Mattress EPR program: http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2016/06/07/metro-vancouver-wants-mattress-responsibility-fee
Duncan’s struggle to bring down their 15% contamination rate: http://www.cowichanvalleycitizen.com/opinion/387860902.html
Duncan resident’s opinion on MMBC: http://www.cowichanvalleycitizen.com/opinion/388305621.html
“Has Single Stream Recycling Peaked?”: http://beta.waste360.com/source-separation/has-single-stream-recycling-peaked?utm_test=redirect&utm_referrer=
Recycling landfill chemicals through poplar trees: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/bc-man-uses-poplar-trees-to-take-recycling-to-a-whole-new-level/article31286499/
50 years of history – Vancouver Landfill: http://www.delta-optimist.com/news/half-a-century-of-garbage-1.2326333
MMBC Streetscape pilot program in Vancouver’s West End: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-new-refuse-bins-west-end-stanley-park-1.3725239
Potential clothing & textiles ban from Metro Vancouver: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/metro-vancouver-clothing-waste-ban-1.3727371

 

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

www.rmrecycling.org

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