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.

Kids Recycling Resources

There are lots of fun resources for kids to learn about recycling, composting, and household safety. Here are just a few to get you started!

Curiosity Quest Kids and Recycling

The PBS show Curiosity Quest Goes Green answers kids’ recycling questions at the Victor Valley Materials Recovery Facility Watch the show segments now!

Kid’s Recycling Toolkit

Kids Recycling Toolkit

Click to download

MEEC

The Mojave Environmental Education Consortium maintains a student’s page

PBS Kids Loop Scoops

LOOP SCOOPS are short, funny videos to get YOU thinking about the stuff in your life and what this stuff can do to the environment.

Each SCOOP tells the story of something you use or see everyday — a juice box, a magazine, an electronic gadget, a glass of juice, a pile of garbage.

Kids Be GreenKids Be Green

Did you know that California has more than 36 million people and every day each of us throws away about 6 pounds of trash? This adds up to a lot of garbage! Learn how you can help keep our earth healthy and green. Remember, trash isn’t always garbage. Often items can be reduced, reused, or recycled to help the environment. By practicing the 3Rs regularly, you are making a big difference!

“Adventures of Vermi the Worm” Game

Vermi the worm wearing a yellow cap.The Adventures of Vermi the Worm!This coloring book, with 12 fun pages to color, provides children with visual cues and written messages to help them understand what is safe and unsafe around their house.

Play the Game (requires Flash 5).

Recycle City

Explore U. S. EPA’s Recycle City to see how the people of the town reduce waste, use less energy, and even save money by doing simple things at home, at work, and in their neighborhoods.

Safe House, Safe Me Coloring Book

Safe House

This coloring book, with 12 fun pages to color, provides children with visual cues and written messages to help them understand what is safe and unsafe around their house.

Download the Safe House, Safe Me coloring book and start having fun now!

Casa Segura, Estoy Seguro! Libro de Colorear are available as well.

 

Recycle Rex

Recycle Rex

Spokesdinosaur for CalRecycle, Recycle Rex’s message is simple: “Recycle, reduce, reuse, and close the loop.” Recycling is one of the easiest and best things we can do for Planet Earth. By recycling and then buying recycled products for home, school and play, we can really make a difference