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.

Curbside Recycling

You play an important part in your city’s recycling performance. Bottles, cans and paper belong in your curbside recycling container. Rigid plastic containers are now OK as well.

Recycling puts valuable materials into the marketplace — reducing landfill costs, creating jobs, conserving energy and natural resources.

Tips for Recycling

These simple tips will help make your recycling efforts more effective:

  • Empty all cans and bottles.
  • Place your recycling container out in the street, with the wheels up against the curb by 6 a.m. of the collection day. Place the container at least two feet away from your trash bin or any other obstructions like fire hydrants or cars.
  • Soiled or wet paper belongs in the trash container.
  • Keep the recycling loose in the container, not bagged.
  • Find your local curbside recycling service

In Barstow (including Amboy, Baker, Cima, Fort Irwin, Haloran, Kelso, Lenwood, Ludlow, Mountain Pass, Newberry Springs, Nipton, and Yermo)

Put Recycling in Your Gray Container

Recyclable Items

√ Advertising inserts
√ Aluminum cans
√ Aluminum foil (clean)
√ Aluminum food trays (clean)
√ Calendars
√ Catalogs / Magazines
√ Corrugated cardboard
√ Cereal boxes (no lining)
√ Computer paper
√ Envelopes
√ File folders
√ Glass bottles & jars
√ Junk mail
√ Ledger paper
√ All other clean, dry paper
√ Metal lids (from jars & cans)
√ Newspapers
√ Notebook paper
√ Packing paper
√ Paper tubes
√ Paper bags
√ Plastic #1 bottles
√ Plastic #2 bottles
√ Plastic rigid containers (#1 through #7)
√ Plastic milk jugs
√ Shoe boxes
√ Telephone books
√ Tin cans
√ Tissue boxes
√ Wrapping paper (paper only)

DO NOT Place In Your Gray Containers

X Plastic bags
X Window glass
X Mirrors
X Light bulbs
X Ceramics
X Pyrex
X Porcelain
X Scrap metal
X Full aerosol cans
X Propane tanks
X Coat hangers
X Bulky metal parts
X Styrofoam
X Plastic caps
X Waxed cardboard
X Cardboard saturated with poultry or meat
X Remove plastic/foil lining from cereal/cracker boxes
X Rubber bands or plastic wrap from newspaper
X Carbon paper
X Photographs
X Napkins, paper towels, facial tissue, plates or soiled paper

In Victor Valley (including Adelanto, Apple Valley, Victorville, El Mirage, Helendale, Johnson Valley, Landers, Lucerne Valley, Oro Grande, and Silver Lakes)

Put Recyclables in Your Blue Containersmallbluebin

Recyclable Items

√ Advertising inserts
√ Aluminum cans
√ Aluminum foil (clean)
√ Aluminum food trays (clean)
√ Calendars
√ Catalogs / Magazines
√ Corrugated cardboard
√ Cereal boxes (no lining)
√ Computer paper
√ Envelopes
√ File folders
√ Glass bottles & jars
√ Junk mail
√ Ledger paper
√ All other clean, dry paper
√ Metal lids (from jars & cans)
√ Newspapers
√ Notebook paper
√ Packing paper
√ Paper tubes
√ Paper bags
√ Plastic #1 bottles
√ Plastic #2 bottles
√ Plastic rigid containers (#1 through #7)
√ Plastic milk jugs
√ Shoe boxes
√ Telephone books
√ Tin cans
√ Tissue boxes
√ Wrapping paper (paper only)

DO NOT Place In Your Blue Containers

X Plastic bags
X Window glass
X Mirrors
X Light bulbs
X Ceramics
X Pyrex
X Porcelain
X Scrap metal
X Full aerosol cans
X Propane tanks
X Coat hangers
X Bulky metal parts
X Styrofoam
X Plastic caps
X Waxed cardboard
X Cardboard saturated with poultry or meat
X Remove plastic/foil lining from cereal/cracker boxes
X Rubber bands or plastic wrap from newspaper
X Carbon paper
X Photographs
X Napkins, paper towels, facial tissue, plates or soiled paper

In the Morongo Basin (including Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, Johnson Valley, Joshua Tree, Landers, Morongo Valley, Pioneer Town and Wonder Valley)

Put Recycleables in Your Container

Recyclable Items

√ Advertising inserts
√ Aluminum cans
√ Aluminum foil (clean)
√ Aluminum food trays (clean)
√ Calendars
√ Catalogs / Magazines
√ Corrugated cardboard
√ Cereal boxes (no lining)
√ Computer paper
√ Envelopes
√ File folders
√ Glass bottles & jars
√ Junk mail
√ Ledger paper
√ All other clean, dry paper
√ Metal lids (from jars & cans)
√ Newspapers
√ Notebook paper
√ Packing paper
√ Paper tubes
√ Paper bags
√ Plastic #1 bottles
√ Plastic #2 bottles
√ Plastic rigid containers (#1 through #7)
√ Plastic milk jugs
√ Shoe boxes
√ Telephone books
√ Tin cans
√ Tissue boxes
√ Wrapping paper (paper only)

DO NOT Recycle In Your Containers

X Plastic bags
X Window glass
X Mirrors
X Light bulbs
X Ceramics
X Pyrex
X Porcelain
X Scrap metal
X Full aerosol cans
X Propane tanks
X Coat hangers
X Bulky metal parts
X Styrofoam
X Plastic caps
X Waxed cardboard
X Cardboard saturated with poultry or meat
X Remove plastic/foil lining from cereal/cracker boxes
X Rubber bands or plastic wrap from newspaper
X Carbon paper
X Photographs
X Napkins, paper towels, facial tissue, plates or soiled paper

In Big Bear Lake (including City of Big Bear Lake, Baldwin, Erwin Lake, Fawnskin, and Lake Williams)

Put Recycleables in Your Green Containersmallgreenbin

Recyclable Items

√ Advertising inserts
√ Aluminum cans
√ Aluminum foil (clean)
√ Aluminum food trays (clean)
√ Calendars
√ Catalogs / Magazines
√ Corrugated cardboard
√ Cereal boxes (no lining)
√ Computer paper
√ Envelopes
√ File folders
√ Glass bottles & jars
√ Junk mail
√ Ledger paper
√ All other clean, dry paper
√ Metal lids (from jars & cans)
√ Newspapers
√ Notebook paper
√ Packing paper
√ Paper tubes
√ Paper bags
√ Plastic #1 bottles
√ Plastic #2 bottles
√ Plastic rigid containers (#1 through #7)
√ Plastic milk jugs
√ Shoe boxes
√ Telephone books
√ Tin cans
√ Tissue boxes
√ Wrapping paper (paper only)

DO NOT Place In Your Green Container

X Plastic bags
X Window glass
X Mirrors
X Light bulbs
X Ceramics
X Pyrex
X Porcelain
X Scrap metal
X Full aerosol cans
X Propane tanks
X Coat hangers
X Bulky metal parts
X Styrofoam
X Plastic caps
X Waxed cardboard
X Cardboard saturated with poultry or meat
X Remove plastic/foil lining from cereal/cracker boxes
X Rubber bands or plastic wrap from newspaper
X Carbon paper
X Photographs
X Napkins, paper towels, facial tissue, plates or soiled paper

In Needles

Put Recyclables in Your Blue Containersmallbluebin

Recyclable Items

√ Advertising inserts
√ Aluminum cans
√ Aluminum foil (clean)
√ Aluminum food trays (clean)
√ Calendars
√ Catalogs / Magazines
√ Corrugated cardboard
√ Cereal boxes (no lining)
√ Computer paper
√ Envelopes
√ File folders
√ Glass bottles & jars
√ Junk mail
√ Ledger paper
√ All other clean, dry paper
√ Metal lids (from jars & cans)
√ Newspapers
√ Notebook paper
√ Packing paper
√ Paper tubes
√ Paper bags
√ Plastic #1 bottles
√ Plastic #2 bottles
√ Plastic rigid containers (#1 through #7)
√ Plastic milk jugs
√ Shoe boxes
√ Telephone books
√ Tin cans
√ Tissue boxes
√ Wrapping paper (paper only)

DO NOT Place In Your Blue Containers

X Plastic bags
X Window glass
X Mirrors
X Light bulbs
X Ceramics
X Pyrex
X Porcelain
X Scrap metal
X Full aerosol cans
X Propane tanks
X Coat hangers
X Bulky metal parts
X Styrofoam
X Plastic caps
X Waxed cardboard
X Cardboard saturated with poultry or meat
X Remove plastic/foil lining from cereal/cracker boxes
X Rubber bands or plastic wrap from newspaper
X Carbon paper
X Photographs
X Napkins, paper towels, facial tissue, plates or soiled paper