Being Green

Here are some things you can do to help ensure the environment is preserved for our children and grandchildren.

Buy Local

  • Buy local produce, grow your own produce or visit the CEED Centre Society to learn more about programs and services related to community development and food security.
  • Visit the Haney Farmers Market from May 9 to October 10, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in Memorial Peace Park on 224 Street in downtown Maple Ridge.
  • Take a self-guided Circle Farm Tour through Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

Resource Conservation

  • Consider energy efficient devices. There are lots of energy-saving tips, rebates and savings at BC Hydro to reduce your energy consumption.
  • BC Hydro and FortisBC are now jointly offering free energy saving kits for low-income households.
  • Install water-saving devices such as low-flow toilets, taps and shower heads.
  • Purchase a rain barrel from the Ridge Meadows Recycling Society and conserve water by using rainwater to water your garden and plants.


Waste & Recycling.

Ridge Meadows Recycling Society is actively diverting materials from the waste stream with a weekly blue box curbside collection program, an apartment collection service, a commercial recycling collection service and a full-service drop-off depot/processing centre.
  • Be conscious of the impacts of what you consume and discard
  • Compost your waste
  • Avoid garburator usage to reduce the load on our wastewater treatment plants
  • Buy products with little or no packaging
  • Swap used clothing with friends, or buy second-hand
  • Recycle old computers and electronic equipment