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.

Compost Helpful Hints

WHEN IS IT DONE?

Finished compost is a dark brown, uniform, crumbly product with a pleasant, earthy aroma. There may be a few woody pieces that aren’t completely composted-just toss them back into your new pile.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Place your compost pile in a convenient place-close to a water source. Don’t put piles under the eaves of your house-when it rains, you’ll drown your pile.

GRASS CLIPPINGS

Take care with fresh grass clippings. Add them in thin layers, or mix them with brown material when adding to the pile. Or dry them, before adding.

FEAST AND FAMINE?

In the fall, homeowners have a lot of leaves (browns), but little green material. And in the summer, there is a lot of grass, but few brown materials. Many people start a pile for just leaves in the fall. They will start to decompose-but slowly. Then in the spring and summer months, the partly composted leaves are gradually mixed in with the grass clippings.

CHOPPING AND CHIPPING

It helps speed up the composting process if you can shred, chop, or chip materials-especially woody items, before adding to the pile.

USES OF COMPOST

Compost can be used as a soil conditioner when dug into the soil in flower beds or vegetable gardens. It can also be used as a mulch on top of the soil.