Garbage

People are dumping donation and junk on the doorstep of the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society thrift store, forcing the charity to pay to dispose of the garbage. (Gene Cordoni/Special to The News)

LETTER: Hospice has to pay to dispose of garbage dumped on doorstep

Reader pleads with people to drop donations off in accordance with thrift store rules

  • Jan 17, 2022

 

COVID-related trash is washing up on shorelines across the world, including Coldstream’s Kal Beach, as pictured in this May 2021 photograph. (Jennifer Smith - Black Press)

Shoreline cleanup finds COVID-related trash increased during height of the pandemic

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup reports litter from single-use food packaging nearly doubled

 

This sign was posted in a neighbouring community a couple of years ago. Many people are frustrated by dog owners that either don’t pick up after their pets or don’t properly dispose of the bags of poop. (Black Press Media files)

LETTER: Doggy doo but owners don’t

Maple Ridge resident questions why dog owners don’t property dispose of poop bags

  • May 22, 2021

 

A crew of WestCoast WILD Adventures employees tackled an onslaught of litter left at the ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek on May 2. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)

Litter woes consume popular ‘Locks of Love’ fence on B.C.’s Pacific Rim

Popular view spot near Tofino plagued by people hanging masks and other unwanted garbage

A crew of WestCoast WILD Adventures employees tackled an onslaught of litter left at the ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek on May 2. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)
Local resident encourages everyone to do a bit to help keep the community cleaner. (The News)

LETTER: Many in Maple Ridge helping reduce litter

Local resident praises those who help keep community cleaner

  • May 4, 2021
Local resident encourages everyone to do a bit to help keep the community cleaner. (The News)
Metro Vancouver Parks employee deals with an illegal dumping at Blaney Bog in Maple Ridge. (Ronan O’Doherty photo)

Illegal trash disposal an issue in Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows

Ecologically sensitive area sees heaps of household garbage

Metro Vancouver Parks employee deals with an illegal dumping at Blaney Bog in Maple Ridge. (Ronan O’Doherty photo)
Four members with Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans were out at Cultus Lake on March 28 and 29 hauling trash out of the waters. (Henry Wang)

PHOTOS: Out-of-town divers remove 100s of pounds of trash from Cultus Lake

Members of Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans hauled out 470 pounds of trash over two days

Four members with Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans were out at Cultus Lake on March 28 and 29 hauling trash out of the waters. (Henry Wang)
Some of the hundreds of pounds of trash removed by divers last month from Abbotsford’s Walmsley Lake.(Henry Wang photo)

VIDEO: Divers remove 462 pounds of trash from Abbotsford lake

Walmsley Lake dive uncovers several tires, hundreds of drink containers and a tent

Some of the hundreds of pounds of trash removed by divers last month from Abbotsford’s Walmsley Lake.(Henry Wang photo)
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LETTER: Albion has been turned into an ugly dumping ground

Maple Ridge residents and developers, please clean up and take pride in our neighbourhood

  • Feb 17, 2021
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Victor Okunev found this abandoned floating dock on the shores of Pitt Lake. (Facebook)

Nature lover takes it upon himself to clean up Styrofoam mess along Pitt Lake

“If you see trash – pick it up!” says Port Moody’s Victor Okunev

Victor Okunev found this abandoned floating dock on the shores of Pitt Lake. (Facebook)
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LETTER: Resident sad to see worsening Maple Ridge litter problem

A local letter writer said her concerns have fallen on deaf ears

  • Jan 17, 2021
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Charles Forlier found a pile of construction debris while walking on the Ridge Meadows diking system on Jan. 10, 2021.

LETTER: Tossed debris spoils walk for Pitt Meadows resident

Resident asks bigger questions about how humans treat their environment in light of casual dumping

  • Jan 11, 2021
Charles Forlier found a pile of construction debris while walking on the Ridge Meadows diking system on Jan. 10, 2021.
Burley has removed mattresses, car seats, furniture, bikes, tires, clothes, and shopping carts from Maple Ridge waterways. (Special to THE NEWS)

Maple Ridge man cleans up community while business on hold

Happyland events owners, Adam Burley, is spending his time picking up garbage

Burley has removed mattresses, car seats, furniture, bikes, tires, clothes, and shopping carts from Maple Ridge waterways. (Special to THE NEWS)
Washed up plastics on log fields. (Simon Ager / Maple Leaf Adventures photo)

Inside the ongoing mission to scrub clean B.C.’s wild beaches

Six-week coastal expedition going to run out of time before it runs out of garbage

Washed up plastics on log fields. (Simon Ager / Maple Leaf Adventures photo)
Campers left a mess at a site in Cherryville over the weekend, as seen Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, sparking concern from local residents who are asking elected officials and politicians to do something. (Contributed photo)

Wedding party bear sprayed at Okanagan campsite irks locals

Latest criminal activity at the Meadows leaves locals frustrated

Campers left a mess at a site in Cherryville over the weekend, as seen Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, sparking concern from local residents who are asking elected officials and politicians to do something. (Contributed photo)
Flip flops discarded at Horseman’s Park in Maple Ridge. (Contributed)
Flip flops discarded at Horseman’s Park in Maple Ridge. (Contributed)
Discarded protective gloves are pictured on the street in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic is introducing a new type of litterbug as people are dropping gloves and masks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Gloves and masks become problem litter as COVID-19 prompts people to cover up

Vancouver’s director of zero waste and resource recovery says the city is experiencing medical litter

Discarded protective gloves are pictured on the street in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic is introducing a new type of litterbug as people are dropping gloves and masks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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Captain America joins friendly Abbotsford Spider-Man to take down trash

Local garbage crew bringing smiles to city amid pandemic

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Friendly Abbotsford Spider-man spotted fighting trash (not crime)

Friendly Abbotsford Spider-man spotted fighting trash (not crime)

Local garbage worker dons Spidey-suit to perform neighbourhood duty

Friendly Abbotsford Spider-man spotted fighting trash (not crime)