Material Recycling Facility Tours

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Curiosity Quest at The MRF

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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.

Composting in Your Home

Composting is just nature’s way of recycling plant materials like leaves, grass, twigs, brush, and fruit and vegetable wastes. Through composting, these materials are converted into a form that can be used again to enrich the soil and nourish living plants. “Compost” is the finished soil product that is produced by proper composting.

Composting at home is quite easy to do. In fact, you’re probably composting right now, without even realizing it. Fallen leaves, grass clippings, dead flowers, and so on, compost naturally when they fall on the ground. But if you want to focus or accelerate the process, you can use a number of methods to make compost slowly or quickly.

View one of the topics below to learn more:

The Essentials of Composting

Why Compost?

How to Compost

What to Compost

What not to Compost

Compost Helpful Hints

Compost Troubleshooting

If you’re intrigued and want to learn more, consider become part of our active community of master composters!