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Upcoming Events
Events on September 12, 2015
Water Conservation Fair
Starts: 10:00 AM
Ends: September 12, 2015 - 2:00 PM
Location: Spring Valley Lake Country Club, 13229 Spring Valley Parkway, Victorville, CA 92395, United States
Description: The Master Composters will be staffing a table at the event.
Events on October 3, 2015
Morongo Basin Master Composter Training
Starts: 8:30 AM
Ends: October 3, 2015 - 12:30 PM
Location: Yucca Valley Community Center, 57090 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, 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 October 10, 2015
Big Bear Lake Master Composter Training
Starts: 8:30 AM
Ends: October 10, 2015 - 12:30 PM
Location: Big Bear Lake City Hall, 39707 Big Bear Boulevard, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315, 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 October 17, 2015
Barstow Master Composter Training
Starts: 8:30 AM
Ends: October 17, 2015 - 12:30 PM
Location: Desert Discovery Center, 831 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311, 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 November 7, 2015
Shred Fest
Starts: 8:00 AM
Ends: November 7, 2015 - 12:00 PM
Location: Victor Valley Material Recycling Center, 17000 Abbey Lane, Victorville, CA 92394, United States
Description: High Desert residents are invited to attend the Shred Fest and Mulch Giveaway at the Victor Valley Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) located at 17000 Abbey Lane, in Victorville, just off of Stoddard Wells Road—right on the way to the County landfill. All activities are FREE and open to all residents of the High Desert.

Free Shred-Fest: High Desert residents can bring up to four bankers boxes of confidential paper documents to be shredded for free. All Purpose Document Destruction will have a truck on site, so residents can watch their documents get shredded. The free shredding is for paper documents from residents only. No business materials.

Free Mulch and Compost Giveaway: Area residents can pick up free mulch during the event. This is a “self-serve” giveaway, so residents will need to bring their own shovels and containers to load the mulch into. Limit 50 gallons per resident.

Free Drop-off of TVs, Computers, and Appliances: Area residents and businesses can bring TVs, computers, scrap metal, and appliances to drop-off for free at the RECYCLE ALLEY drop off area.

Free Reusable Grocery Bags: The first 300 visitors will receive a free reusable shopping bag. Residents can also visit the MRFs buy back center and redeem CRV bottles and cans for cash.

The Victor Valley MRF serves as the processing center for recyclables from Apple Valley and Victorville's curbside and commercial/business recycling programs. The MRF is also a buy back and drop-off recycling center open to the public and businesses. It is regularly open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

Recycling Market Development

Recycling Market Development Zone

High Desert

The High Desert Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) includes the five municipalities of Apple Valley, Barstow, Twentynine Palms, Victorville, and Yucca Valley. Zone benefits are available in some adjacent unincorporated San Bernardino County communities. Zone activities are administered and coordinated by the Mojave Desert and Mountain Solid Waste Joint Powers Authority. This is the first zone to be established completely east of the Sierra Nevada/San Gabriel/San Bernardino mountain chains. It provides local and regional markets for diverted waste materials in the Mojave Desert area.

The various municipalities offer different incentives to attract business development, including permit assistance and a one-stop permit process, no development fees, and flexible air quality and land use standards, allowing some businesses to operate outdoors. This RMDZ is totally within the boundaries of the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District. The cities have redevelopment funds available to assist with financing, and offer access to other public financing sources as well.

Recycled materials are available to provide continuous feedstock, including paper, plastic, glass and organic. The JPA can help locate tires, inerts, construction and demolition materials as well.

Land and buildings in this RMDZ are available at reasonable cost, including planned and existing industrial parks. The area offers excellent transportation advantages.

Excellent rail transportation is provided by the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Rail Classification Yard in Barstow and the joint Santa Fe/Union Pacific/Southern Pacific line through Victorville/Barstow corridor, joining with Interstates 10 and 40 and Highways 58 and 247 at Barstow. Barstow also includes a 35-acre redevelopment area business park, and the 1,200 acre Barstow Industrial Park. Barstow also administers a nearly five square mile Enterprise Zone.

Southern California Logistics Airport, in Victorville, includes a 2,500 acre air cargo facility, 60 million square feet of commercial and industrial space, and a planned 3,500 acre intermodal rail yard and industrial complex. SCLA offers enterprise zone benefits, and a Foreign Trade Zone.

Apple Valley’s new 5,100 acre North Apple Valley Industrial Specific Plan accommodates logistics and manufacturing operations, with a 120-day streamlined permit process.

Adelanto includes five industrial parks, and a large nucleus of existing industries.

Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley are connected by Highway 62 to Interstate 10, and linked by Highways 247 and 18 to the rest of the RMDZ.

Learn about resources for starting, growing, financing, expanding, or relocating a business in California through the California Economic Development Partnership

Contact

High Desert RMDZ 
http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/RMDZ/Reports/Zones/Detail.aspx?RMDZID=19 

John C. Davis, Administrator
(909) 797 7717
(888)URECYCLE
recyclingjpa@gmail.com

Mojave Desert & Mountain Recycling Authority
P.O. Box 5001
Victorville, CA 92393-5001