Mojave Desert & Mountan Recycling Authority

RECYCLING IS IN OUR NATURE

We provide easy and effective recycling programs for residents of the Mojave Desert and mountain area.

RECYCLING IS IN OUR NATURE

We provide easy and effective recycling programs for residents of the Mojave Desert and mountain area.

Watch Our Recycling Video

What can you recycle in your curbside recycling bin in the San Bernardino County Desert and Mountain communities? Watch this quick video to find out.

Let’s Get Recycling

How to Recycle At Home

How to Recycle at Work

How to Recycle at School

Can I Recycle This?

Which of these items are recyclable? All of them!

Learn more about what type of items are recyclable curbside or at a local drop-off center and how to properly prepare material for recycling.

Bottle and Can BuyBack in California

Composting at Home

Recycle Household Hazardous Wastes

Recycling News

What’s new in the world of recycling?

We curate the latest, relevant articles about recycling to share with you.

Reusable packaging platform to roll out in US stores

Loop, a company providing reusable packaging and collection infrastructure for major consumer goods brand owners, will bring its concept into North American retail outlets this year. Loop on Sept. 22 announced the next phase of its reuse platform, which launched

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Recycling company and manager plead guilty to fraud

A shuttered California recycling company and its former operations manager pled guilty to multiple felonies, and the company will pay $34 million in restitution and penalties. The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) announced plea agreements with Recycling

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Group reports 21% carpet recycling rate in California

A stewardship group fell short of California’s carpet recycling mandate last year, despite a notable year-over-year jump in the recycling rate. Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), which runs the mandatory collection and recycling program under California law, achieved a 21%

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McDonald's Announces Sustainable Happy Meal Toys

The Golden arches have announced that they plan to make “every toy in the world” more sustainable by 2025. This means sourcing everything from non-virgin materials. The company says if they achieve this goal, it will reduce their virgin plastic

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Etsy Introduces Eco-Friendly Packaging

Following a pledge earlier this year to reach Net Zero carbon emissions by 2030, Etsy has announced they are now offering “planet-friendly” packaging for its sellers. It works like this: Through a new partnership with EcoEnclose, U.S. sellers Read More…

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Want more? You’ll find a full archive of news articles on our Recycling News page.

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High Desert Area Recycling Programs

The Mojave Desert and Mountain Recycling Authority is a joint powers authority organized under California Government Code Section 6500. Comprised of nine members, we share the authority to plan and implement recycling, composting, reuse and zero waste programs in the High Desert area.
The Authority is comprised of representatives from Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Big Bear Lake, Needles, San Bernardino County, Twentynine Palms, Victorville and Yucca Valley.

Board Agendas

The Authority board meetings are held quarterly on the second Thursday of February, May, August and November. You can download agendas from our most recent meetings below. Learn more about the Authority here.

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