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Maple Ridge proudly recycles and composts about 55% of residential waste.
Metro Vancouver is responsible for managing the garbage produced by 2.3 million residents and businesses in the Lower Mainland who generate 3.4 million tonnes of garbage and recyclables. Approval of the Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan (ISWRMP) in July 2011 sets the framework for solid waste management in the Metro Vancouver Region for the next decade. The Plan's first priority is to reduce, reuse and recycle as much garbage as we possibly can. This region now recycles about 55 per cent of its garbage. That's far better than the 22 per cent Canadian average. The Plan outlines initiatives to achieve even higher waste diversion rates: 70 per cent by 2015 and 80 per cent by 2020. More information is available on their website.
The Maple Ridge Adopt-A-Block Society encourages and supports individuals, businesses, organizations and local governments to accept responsibility for litter in the community. The goal of the Society is to control and prevent litter through action and public education. Maple Ridge residents are encouraged to "Adopt A Block" of their own by contacting the Maple Ridge Adopt-A-Block Society at 604-463-9699 or send them an e-mail.top
Maple Ridge residents are responsible for their own waste removal. Acceptable garbage may be taken to the transfer station or alternatively a listing of the private collectors can be found in the Yellow Pages under Garbage.top
The District of Maple Ridge has an extensive recycling program which is operated by the Ridge Meadows Reycling Society. To arrange for collection, call Ridge Meadows Recycling at 604-463-5545; advise them you are a new resident and they will deliver your blue recycling box and colour-coded bags curbside at your new address.top
Yard and Garden Trimmings
If you have too much green stuff, too many leaves, grass clippings and branches that won't fit into your backyard composter and too much grass to leave on your lawn there is an alternative to throwing it in the garbage, ravine or burning. Unlimited yard and garden trimmings can be dropped off at the transfer station.top