Material Recycling Facility Tours


Curiosity Quest at The MRF


Upcoming Events
  • Home Depot California Friendly Plant Sale
    Starts: 8:00 AM
    Ends: September 27, 2014 - 12:00 PM
    Location: Apple Valley and Victorville Home Depot Stores
    Description: The Home Depot stores in Apple Valley (Apple Valley Rd) and Victorville (Roy Rogers Rd) will be having drought tolerant plants for sale from 8 am to noon. Tables from local conservation agencies will be on hand to provide conservation information. The Master Composters will also be on hand to promote composting, vermicomposting, and the Master Composter Program.

    For more information about the event, visit
  • 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 for more information or to RSVP.
  • JPA Technical Committee
    Starts: 1:30 PM
    Ends: October 9, 2014 - 3:30 PM
    Location: Victor Valley MRF, 17000 Abbey Lane, Victorville

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


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