In support of a global movement and awareness of Zero Waste, the City of Pitt Meadows’ Green Leadership Team is campaigning to promote Zero Waste initiatives within our community. The goal is to reduce waste in landfills while promoting a more sustainable, proactive approach in managing resources. Check out the City’s website and follow our social media for tips on how you can contribute towards Zero Waste.
What is Zero Waste? It's a production and consumption concept that eliminates or minimizes all waste. Solid waste from residents in Metro Vancouver adds up to nearly one million tonnes per year. With so many alternatives to tossing garbage out, we challenge you to participate in these initiatives to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Waste In Its Place - Deliberately abandoning household items on public or private property is considered illegal dumping. There are options to properly dispose of unwanted items and waste. The City spent over $ 22,000.00 in 2017 on illegal dumping. If you are found to be guilty of illegal dumping, you could be subject to fines up to $500 by City Bylaw department. To report illegal dumping, please Report a Problem.
Encourage friends and neighbours to find alternative ways to dispose of unwanted items. There are several disposal companies that will pick up for a fee, deliver to the Maple Ridge Transfer Station or Ridge Meadows Recycling at 10092 236 St., Maple Ridge. Any items in good condition can be donated to a second-hand store or donated to charity simply by calling and requesting a pick up. Take pride in your streets and don't leave unwanted items roadside.
Food Isn’t Garbage - A Metro Vancouver food scraps campaign that is promoted year round! Learn what goes in the green bin by visiting Garbage, Recycling, Food & Yard Waste, and try out the Waste Wizard! Did you know that all the organic materials collected from your green bin are harvested into fertile compost for your yard!
Create Memories Not Garbage - This campaign is promoted every holiday season encouraging individuals to think outside of the box when it comes to 'gifting' material items to friends and families. Check out the Metro Vancouver campaign to remind us that it's more rewarding to give the gift of time together and share experiences with our loved ones.