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Ridge Meadows Recycling's March, 2016 newsletter - Easter Holiday Schedule, Spring Chipping Set-out Deadlines, upcoming events, and more. Enjoy!
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Ridge Meadows Recycling is a member of the LAST (Life After School Transition) Committee, a group of service providers that work to ease the transition from high school for students with extra support needs, their families, and caregivers.

On Tuesday, April 12, starting at 7pm, the LAST Committee is hosting a Transition Resource Fair at Thomas Haney Secondary School where representatives from different agencies and service providers covering continuing education, employment, health, and recreational services will be on hand to provide information.

For more information or a list of participating agencies, please visit www.lastcommittee.org or email Dennis_Lacroix@sd42.ca

 Earth Day Poetry & Photo Contest On NOW!!

The Earth Day celebration in Maple Ridge invites citizens to submit photos and poetry in a competition opening March 1 to showcase this year’s theme of “Energy!’ The poetry contest will consist of a youth category (ages 5-12) and a teen category (ages 13-18) and the photo contest will award six winners, three youth (17 and under) and three adults (18 and over). Winners of the contests will be able to share their work at the Earth Day celebration.
This year, School District 42 is encouraging students to participate, and the school with the most entries will win a showing of the movie “The Lorax” at their school.
Entries for both contests should be sent to earthdaycontests@gmail.com , and student entries should note which school they are from. Photo submissions should be sent in jpg format in a minimum of 1MB file size. The competitions close on April 2.
“Last year the photo entries were posted to the Celebrate Earth Day in Maple Ridge Facebook
page, and people were encouraged to vote for their favourites,” said photo contest coordinator, Ross Davies, “We’ll be doing it again this year, so we’re encouraging the community to watch the page and be sure to vote for their favourite photos when they’re posted in April.”
“The theme can be anything people want to include that has to do with energy,” said poetry contest coordinator, Joe Robinsmith, “Solar, wind, water, human energy, green energy - the ideas are unlimited and we just want to see how creative people can be.”

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. Interested groups can visit the event website at www.mrearthday.ca for all the latest info or to register as a booth, activity, performer, or volunteer!
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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The Earth Day Family Freecycle is coming soon! Look for the red bins at schools, daycares, & local businesses or bring your gently used Clothing, Books, & Toys to the Drop-off event from 4-7pm on Friday, April 22 in front of the ACT. Drop by the Greg Moore Youth Centre on Earth Day (April 23) from 10am - 2pm to find something NEW to you!

Solar Cones, Composters, 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.
REMINDER!
Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30pm at The Well inside Chances Gaming Centre. A brief business meeting followed by refreshments and mingling. Hope to see you there!
10092 - 236th Street,
Maple Ridge, BC  V2X 7G2
604-463-5545
www.rmrecycling.org

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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