Ridge Meadows Recycling's October, 2016 newsletter
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What did YOU do for  Waste Reduction Week?

On Tuesday, October 11 we presented the results of our Summer Customer Satisfaction & Awareness Surveys to Maple Ridge Mayor & Council.
Curious about the results? Watch the presentation here.
Thanks to the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times for following up with a great article!

1. Use a reusable shopping bag
2. Don't buy that new gadget!
3. Avoid styrofoam :)
Thank you everyone who helped make the LAST Committee's Community Living Month BBQ a success!! Held at the Greg Moore Youth Centre on October 5, everyone had a good time dancing, eating, and meeting old & new friends. Special thanks to our sponsors and fabulous entertainers! See you at next year's event!

Wanna save some energy?

Grab a sweater and turn down the heat to save energy and $$
from October 23 - 29 for
"Turn Down the Heat Week" 2016!

The Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association is also collecting warm clothes for the Hive Neighbourhood Centre & Salvation Army - more info via the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News...

Celebrate the Night at a New Festival!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

"Maple Ridge’s Town Centre will be event central for the new “Celebrate the Night” festivities that marks Halloween on Sunday, October 30 from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. This free family friendly event will include storytelling, spooktacular crafts, pumpkin carving and painting, magical lanterns, entertainment, face painting, costume parade and food and the night’s finale will be fireworks to light up the sky in Memorial Peace Park, 224 Street. Rain or shine event."

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

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
Friday, November 11 for the Remembrance Day stat holiday. Regular curbside pickup will resume the following Friday.
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

-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

-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,

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. SUPERVISOR - Full Time Position Available

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society is seeking a Supervisor to join our team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. 
Job Objective:  To provide quality supervision for operation of the Maple Ridge Recycling Depot and daily Curbside Recycling Collection program. Includes fleet management and logistics planning to maximize efficiency of staffing, equipment, facility, and operations; ensure quality & consistency of commodities shipped; and customer service.
The ideal candidate will have many of the following education, skills or proven experience:
Driver’s Licence – Air Brake or Class 3                 
Clean Driving record
Certified Forklift Driver                                          
Certified Skidsteer Loader Driver                                                          
Advanced mechanical, hydraulics aptitude
First Aid  
Criminal record check required
Must have supervisory experience, demonstrated leadership abilities,  Fleet Management experience, good oral and written communication skills, ability to observe, acknowledge and respond to public relations issues, proven customer service skills, ability to problem solve in a constructive and/or creative manner, self-directed/self-motivated, ability to multi-task.
Daily supervision of employees to ensure; maximum production, efficient task completion, operate equipment as required, maintain daily/monthly reports, coordinate daily shipment of recyclables with freight companies, maintain smooth efficient flow of commodities within the depot operation, ensure safety-first attitude for all staff members, resolve behavioural problems or conflicts between staff, ongoing daily maintenance of all equipment: trucks, balers, forklifts. Ensure daily and regular safety inspections are completed and recorded, responsible for ensuring all safety standards are met, ensure customer service standards are met.  Some hands-on labouring work as needed.
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.

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

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