Material Recycling Facility Tours

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Curiosity Quest at The MRF

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Upcoming Events
  • SB Co. Special Districts Water Conservation Fair
    Starts: 10:00 AM
    Ends: September 20, 2014 - 2:00 PM
    Location: Spring Valley Lake Community Center-12975 Rolling Ridge Dr - Spring Valley Lake
    Description: The Event will provide information on the latest trends in desert landscaping and ways to save water during the current drought. The Master Composters will be staffing a table at the event to promote composting, vermicomposting, and the Master Composter Program.
  • Barstow MC Meeting
    Starts: 11:30 AM
    Ends: September 20, 2014 - 12:30 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.
  • Home Depot California Friendly Plant Sale
    Starts: 8:00 AM
    Ends: September 27, 2014 - 12:00 PM
    Location: Apple Valley and Victorville Home Depot Stores
    Description: The Home Depot stores in Apple Valley (Apple Valley Rd) and Victorville (Roy Rogers Rd) will be having drought tolerant plants for sale from 8 am to noon. Tables from local conservation agencies will be on hand to provide conservation information. The Master Composters will also be on hand to promote composting, vermicomposting, and the Master Composter Program.

    For more information about the event, visit http://www.mojavewater.org.

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.