Material Recycling Facility Tours


Curiosity Quest at The MRF


June 1, 2017
  • jpa technical committee
    Starts: 1:30 PM
    Ends: June 1, 2017 - 2:30 PM

    Location: Conference call-in number is (760) 955-5157

June 10, 2017
  • Big Bear Lake Master Composter Workshop
    Starts: 8:30 AM
    Ends: June 10, 2017 - 12:30 PM

    Location: Big Bear Lake City Hall Training Room - 39707 Big Bear Lake Blvd.


    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 for more information or to RSVP.

Cell Phones

Most cell phones contain toxic metals (such as lead and cadmium) that may create environmental harm when disposed. Cell phones are prohibited in landfills. Just take them into your local mobile phone store for recycling. As of July 2006, businesses selling mobile phones must accept all cellular phones from consumers for recycling.

San Bernardino County’s Household Hazardous Waste Program accepts resident’s cell phones at its collection facilities in Apple Valley, Barstow, Big Bear Lake, Joshua Tree, Trona, and Victorville

You may be able to repair, sell or donate your cell phone. ReCellular buys and sells used phones They also arrange donations

California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control estimates that 27 percent of California’s cell phones were recycled in 2009.