Recycling

Burnaby vet technician Jocelyn Marsh shows off part of her pill bottle return program. (Jane Skrypnek/Black Press Media)

B.C. veterinarian has plan to eliminate millions of pieces of plastic from Canadian clinics

Very simple changes can have a large impact if adopted broadly, Jocelyn Marsh says

 

Five different times in the coming weeks have been set aside for free tours of the recycling depot in Maple Ridge. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: More insight into plastics recycling highlighted with tours

Maple Ridge depot hosts site visits to help educate residents about protecting the environment

 

A playground furnished with recycled rubber. (Photo/ Tire Stewardship BC).

13 B.C. projects set to build playgrounds, recreation areas with thousands of recycled tires

TSBC contributes over $270,000 for the grant recipients’ infrastructure upgrades

 

Maple Ridge council is moving toward a ban on grocery bags and other single-use plastic items. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge council drafting plastics ban bylaw

City hall looks at banning grocery bags and other single-use items

Maple Ridge council is moving toward a ban on grocery bags and other single-use plastic items. (Neil Corbett/The News)
The Hive at Eric Langton elementary is hosting the clothing freecycle event. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge school hosts clothing freecycle event

The Hive at Eric Langton is accepting donations of kids clothing

The Hive at Eric Langton elementary is hosting the clothing freecycle event. (Special to The News)
Ridge Meadows Recycling Society’s executive director Kim Day and supervisor Lorne Skoropada received honours on Wednesday, March 23. The society was ranked the second best oil recycling facility in the province. (Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows oil recyclers amongst top in the province

Ranked second, the local recycling society was honoured by BC Used Oil Management Association

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society’s executive director Kim Day and supervisor Lorne Skoropada received honours on Wednesday, March 23. The society was ranked the second best oil recycling facility in the province. (Special to The News)
Recycle BC is bringing in a deposit system for milk and milk-alternative containers. (Recycle BC art)

10-cent recycling deposit added for milk and plant-based beverage containers

Deposits can be redeemed by returning containers to Return-It collection centres

Recycle BC is bringing in a deposit system for milk and milk-alternative containers. (Recycle BC art)
Recycle BC is bringing in a deposit system for milk and milk-alternative containers. (Recycle BC art)

Pitt Meadows residents have more options for empty milk containers

Most milk containers now eligible for a refund, including those for non-dairy milks

Recycle BC is bringing in a deposit system for milk and milk-alternative containers. (Recycle BC art)
The Ridge Meadows Recycling Society was created 50 years ago and provides life skills for people with development challenges. People such as Darren and Masato are on site to help the public with their recycling, including the new deposit system on milk containers. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows milk drinkers will now have to pay a deposit

Retailers will charge 10 cents per bottle which is return when containers are cashed in

The Ridge Meadows Recycling Society was created 50 years ago and provides life skills for people with development challenges. People such as Darren and Masato are on site to help the public with their recycling, including the new deposit system on milk containers. (Neil Corbett/The News)
In this Oct. 7, 2010, file photo, a Green Mountain Coffee single-serving brewing cup is seen in a Keurig machine in Montpelier, Vt. The Competition Bureau says Keurig Canada will pay a $3 million penalty in Canada for making false or misleading claims that its single-use K-cup pods can be recycled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Toby Talbot, File

Keurig to pay $3 million fine for false, misleading claims on recycling of its K-CUPs

Keurig Canada has to change its packaging, publish notices about the changes

In this Oct. 7, 2010, file photo, a Green Mountain Coffee single-serving brewing cup is seen in a Keurig machine in Montpelier, Vt. The Competition Bureau says Keurig Canada will pay a $3 million penalty in Canada for making false or misleading claims that its single-use K-cup pods can be recycled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Toby Talbot, File
Electronic cigarettes are seen in a display case at a store in downtown Montreal, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. A study looks at the use of electronic cigarettes among Canadian teens and whether it might lead to tobacco use. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

E-cigarettes, mattresses, lithium-ion batteries soon to be recyclable in B.C.

Province working to expand recycling under extended producer responsibility five-year plan

Electronic cigarettes are seen in a display case at a store in downtown Montreal, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. A study looks at the use of electronic cigarettes among Canadian teens and whether it might lead to tobacco use. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Richmond, Rossland, Saanich, Surrey, Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria all have plastic bag bans. (Pixabay.com)

B.C. cities will no longer need provincial approval to launch single-use plastic ban

More than 20 municipalities in B.C. are developing bylaws banning single-use plastics

Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Richmond, Rossland, Saanich, Surrey, Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria all have plastic bag bans. (Pixabay.com)
Tours of the recycling depot are open again this summer, so people can learn more about what happens after they put their recycling to the curb. (Special to The News)

All ages invited again to tour recycling depot

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society plans two events open to the public this summer, July 27 and Aug. 14

Tours of the recycling depot are open again this summer, so people can learn more about what happens after they put their recycling to the curb. (Special to The News)
The theme for Earth Day celebrations this year is “Emerge”. (Special to The News)

Keeping Earth Day spirit alive in Maple Ridge

Conservation activities contest extends to May 22 and beyond

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The theme for Earth Day celebrations this year is “Emerge”. (Special to The News)
Sebastian Fralic at oil collection kiosk at Maple Ridge recycling depot. (News files)

Maple Ridge facility recognized for oil return program

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society ranks number two in the province by BC Used Oil Management

Sebastian Fralic at oil collection kiosk at Maple Ridge recycling depot. (News files)
Many of the materials used in delivery packaging can be brought in to Recycle BC depots or London Drugs for recycling. (Unsplash)
Many of the materials used in delivery packaging can be brought in to Recycle BC depots or London Drugs for recycling. (Unsplash)
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

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)
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

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)
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

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