Material Recycling Facility Tours

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Curiosity Quest at The MRF

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Calendar
April 29, 2017
  • Victor Valley Master Composter Training
    Starts: 8:30 AM
    Ends: April 29, 2017 - 12:30 PM

    Location: Apple Valley Conference Center, 14975 Dale Evans Pkwy, Apple Valley, CA 92307, USA


    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.

May 6, 2017
  • Earth Day at the MRF
    Starts: 8:00 AM
    Ends: May 6, 2017 - 12:00 PM

    Location: Victor Valley Material Recycling Center, 17000 Abbey Ln, Victorville, CA 92394, USA


    Description:

    Will feature Free Shred Fest, Tire Amnesty, Compost & Mulch Giveaway, Materials Recovery Facility Tours, & More! For details, click on attachment or call 760-955-8615.

May 11, 2017
  • Mojave Desert and Mountain Authority Board Meeting
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Ends: May 11, 2017 - 12:00 PM


May 13, 2017
  • Morongo Basin Master Composter Training
    Starts: 9:30 AM
    Ends: May 13, 2017 - 1:30 PM

    Location: Yucca Valley Senior Center, 57088 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, USA


    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.

Mandatory Commercial Recycling

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

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

Mandatory Commercial Recycling

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.