Garbage, Recycling & Composting

Where Does Our Garbage Go? Think Twice!

Canadians generate approximately 31 million tonnes of garbage a year and only recycle about 30 per cent of that material. This means that each person generates approximately 2.7 kg of garbage each day. Due to the sheer volume of waste many existing landfill sites are approaching capacity and few people want new sites built near their communities.

Metro Vancouver Solid Waste Management

Approval of the Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan (ISWRMP) in July 2011 set the framework for solid waste management in the Metro Vancouver Region for the next decade. The plan covers an eight-year period and will be reviewed and updated in 2018. Every two years, Metro Vancouver reviews and reports on what progress has been made towards the plan’s goals (Biennial Summary Report and Appendix B - Municipal Report). 


Adopt-A-Block welcomes everyone and involves collecting small amounts of litter on a monthly basis in your designated area. Students participate to gain volunteer hours to graduate, retired individuals join to stay active in their community, families adopt together as a fun, constructive activity – the possibilities are endless. Keeping our community tidy makes Maple Ridge that much more beautiful to enjoy.  Associated with Adopt-A-Block are three other programs: Adopt-A-Stream, Adopt-A-Park and Adopt-A-Trail. Contact Adopt-A-Block at 604-463-9699 or by email.

Garbage Disposal

Maple Ridge residents are responsible for their own waste removal. Acceptable garbage may be taken to the Transfer Station or private collectors can be found in the Yellow Pages under "Garbage Collection."
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