Material Recycling Facility Tours

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Curiosity Quest at The MRF

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Upcoming Events
Events on February 12, 2015
JPA Board
Starts: 10:00 AM
Ends: February 12, 2015 - 12:00 PM
Location: Victor Valley Materials Recovery Facility, 17000 Abbey Lane, Victorville
Events on February 21, 2015
Barstow MC Meeting
Starts: 11:30 AM
Ends: February 21, 2015 - 2:30 PM
Location: Desert Discovery Center, 831 Barstow Rd, Barstow, CA, United States
Description: The Barstow Master Composters meet the third Saturday of the month at the Desert Discovery Center (831 Barstow Rd-Barstow) to discuss Master Composter business and share gardening and conservation information. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Don Woo at 951-265-8699 or MC_Coordinator@dnbvisions.com.
Events on February 28, 2015
Needles Master Composter Training
Starts: 8:30 AM
Ends: February 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM
Location: Needles Recreation Center, 1705 J Street, Needles, CA 92363, United States
Description: The Free training class will teach participants about backyard composting, vermicomposting (composting with worms), grasscycing, recycling, and how to become a Master Composter. Contact Don at 951-265-8699 or MC_Coordinator@dnbvisions.com for more information or to RSVP.
Events on March 14, 2015
Apple Valley and Victorville Plant Sale
Starts: 8:00 AM
Ends: March 14, 2015 - 12:00 PM
Location: Apple Valley and Victorville Home Depot Stores
Description: The Apple Valley and Victorville Home Depot Stores will be having a California Friendly Plant Sale. The Master Composters will be staffing a table at the events.
Events on March 21, 2015
Barstow MC Meeting
Starts: 11:30 AM
Ends: March 21, 2015 - 2:30 PM
Location: Desert Discovery Center, 831 Barstow Rd, Barstow, CA, United States
Description: The Barstow Master Composters meet the third Saturday of the month at the Desert Discovery Center (831 Barstow Rd-Barstow) to discuss Master Composter business and share gardening and conservation information. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Don Woo at 951-265-8699 or MC_Coordinator@dnbvisions.com.

Businesses

Learn about California’s mandatory commercial recycling program, and options for businesses and apartments in San Bernardino County’s High Desert and Mountain communities at our website commercialrecycling.urecycle.org

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Beginning July 1, 2012 California law requires recycling for many businesses and apartments. CalRecycle covers their requirements including frequently asked questions  

Business Commercial Recycling Requirements–A business (includes public entities) that generates four cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week or is a multifamily residential dwelling of five units or more shall arrange for recycling services. Businesses can take one or any combination of the following in order to reuse, recycle, compost or otherwise divert solid waste from disposal:

  • Self-haul.
  • Subscribe to a hauler(s).
  • Arrange for the pickup of recyclable materials.
  • Subscribe to a recycling service that may include mixed waste processing that yields diversion results comparable to source separation.

A property owner of a commercial business or multifamily residential dwelling may require tenants to source separate their recyclable materials to aid in compliance with this section.

CalRecycle advises businesses to contact their local recycling coordinator to find out how to recycle in their community and if there are any specific requirements in their community. Communities may have mandatory commercial recycling ordinances with different thresholds or more specific business recycling requirements than the state law. The local recycling coordinator also may have related business opportunities and/or resources to share.

Recycling benefits identified by CalRecycle include:

  • Opportunities for businesses or multifamily complexes to save money.
  • Creating jobs in California by providing materials for recycling manufacturing facilities.
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Keeping valuable materials out of landfills.
  • Creating a healthy environment for the community and future generations by recovering natural resources.