Material Recycling Facility Tours

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Curiosity Quest at The MRF

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Upcoming Events
  • Events on October 4, 2014
    Morongo Basin Master Composter Training
    Starts: 8:30 AM
    Ends: October 4, 2014 - 12:30 PM
    Location: Yucca Valley Community Center-Cholla Room
    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 9, 2014
    JPA Technical Committee
    Starts: 1:30 PM
    Ends: October 9, 2014 - 3:30 PM
    Location: Big Bear Lake, CA, USA
  • Events on October 18, 2014
    Barstow MC Meeting
    Starts: 11:30 AM
    Ends: October 18, 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 MC_Coordinator@dnbvisions.com.

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