Material Recycling Facility Tours


Curiosity Quest at The MRF


Upcoming Events
  • Morongo Basin MC Meeting
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Ends: September 17, 2014 - 7:30 PM
    Location: Yucca Valley Community Center
    Description: The MCs will be meeting to discuss scholarship money, upcoming events, and share summer/gardening stories. If you have photos of your garden you'd like to share, please bring them on a thumb/flash drive. Contact Don at 951-265-8699 or for more information or to RSVP.
  • 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

Resources for Master Composters

One of the fun things about composting is that there is always something new to learn. This page includes a few resources for finding seed materials for your compost heap and also for learning more about composting.



Master Composters needing greens for their compost pile can stop by the Apple Valley Country Club to pick up cuttings from the golf course.

The Apple Valley Country Club is located on Rancherias at Highway 18. To get to the actual grass clippings, turn south on Rancherias (a traffic light) off of Highway 18. Before the next paved road (Tomahawk), there is a break in the chain/rope fencing on the right that runs along the golf course. That break in the fence is a dirt path for maintenance vehicles that winds around to a fenced maintenance yard area. Take that road past the driving range to the maintenance area. The dumpster containing the grass clippings was just inside the fence to the right.



If your composting interests include worm bins, Worm Digest is an excellent resource.

Worm Digest
PO Box 2654
Grants Pass, Oregon 97528
FAX 541-476-4555

The simple ethic of “waste not, want not” requires that we make the best use of all our resources. Leaves, grass, and other green wastes can be turned into a useful product. These materials don’t belong in a landfill. Throwing these materials in the trash is a true waste of resources.