Recycling

Gary Hee with some of the election signs from the Oct. 24 B.C. election and some of the planter boxes they became (Courtesy Gary Hee)

B.C. election signs transformed into planters by Langley recycling advocate

Gary Hee thinks signs shouldn’t be dumped in landfills

 

Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

Unbuilders deconstructs and salvages old buildings instead of sending them to landfill

 

Return-It depots to change deposits on beverage containers over 1 litre from 20¢ to 10¢ starting Oct. 1. (Black Press Media files)

Return-It depots change beverage container deposits from 20 to 10 cents

Change will be implemented on Oct. 1, with a transition period being held until Oct. 11

 

Maple Ridge residents can drop off household hazardous waste at the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society this Saturday, Sept. 19. (Ridge Meadows Recycling Society/Special to The News)

Hazardous waste disposal day this Saturday in Maple Ridge

Items can be dropped off at the Ridge Meadows Recycling Depot

Maple Ridge residents can drop off household hazardous waste at the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society this Saturday, Sept. 19. (Ridge Meadows Recycling Society/Special to The News)
The fall brush chipping program will begin after Thanksgiving weekend. (Ridge Meadows Recycling Society photo)

City of Maple Ridge’s fall brush chipping program coming soon

The program will be administered by Ridge Meadows Recycling Society

The fall brush chipping program will begin after Thanksgiving weekend. (Ridge Meadows Recycling Society photo)
Leanne Koehn with the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society will be part of a Zoom panel discussion on plastic. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

UPDATE: Free film for Ridge residents to mark Plastic Free July extended another week

The Story of Plastic can be viewed for free on any device until July 21

Leanne Koehn with the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society will be part of a Zoom panel discussion on plastic. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Some Lower Mainland bottle depots have been overwhelmed during the pandemic, seeing huge lineups. (Black Press Media files)

Maple Ridge Return-It centre serves as pilot for new beverage recycling effort

Haney Bottle Depot will be part of a six-month trial where consumers don’t have to sort their cans

  • Jul 9, 2020
Some Lower Mainland bottle depots have been overwhelmed during the pandemic, seeing huge lineups. (Black Press Media files)
Ridge Meadows recycling depot to relax car limit

Ridge Meadows recycling depot to relax car limit

Starting July 1, 2020, the depot will allow more than seven vehicles at their Maple Ridge location

Ridge Meadows recycling depot to relax car limit
Earth Day takes place April 18. (THE NEWS – files)
Earth Day takes place April 18. (THE NEWS – files)
Metro Vancouver is encouraging residents to “think thrice” before tossing that ugly blouse, ripped jeans or socks with holes into the garbage. (Metro Vancouver/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Metro Vancouver wants the region to repurpose, donate, or repair used clothing

Textile mending workshops to be held across the Lower Mainland

Metro Vancouver is encouraging residents to “think thrice” before tossing that ugly blouse, ripped jeans or socks with holes into the garbage. (Metro Vancouver/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Judy Simmill and one of her crocheted sleeping mats made from plastic bags. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

WATCH: Chilliwack woman makes sleeping mats for the homeless out of plastic bags

The crocheted mats are given out to people in the streets by security personnel

Judy Simmill and one of her crocheted sleeping mats made from plastic bags. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
The Ridge Meadows Recycling Society is bringing Repair Cafés back to Maple Ridge for the third straight year. (Contributed)

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society celebrating three years of Repair Cafés

First one coming to the Maple Ridge Public Library on Feb. 15

The Ridge Meadows Recycling Society is bringing Repair Cafés back to Maple Ridge for the third straight year. (Contributed)