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We are the Mojave Desert & Mountain
Recycling Authority

The Mojave Desert and Mountain Recycling Authority (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 and Mountain area of San Bernardino County.

The Authority is comprised of representatives from Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Big Bear Lake, Needles, San Bernardino County, Twentynine Palms, Victorville, and Yucca Valley. Learn more about the Authority.


Learn what type of items are recyclable curbside or at a local drop-off center, how to properly prepare material for recycling, and why it’s so important.

Mixed Recyclables Examples

Which of These Items Are Recyclable?

All of Them!


Get tips on backyard composting and how curbside collection of organics recycling (or compost) is being introduced to our communities. 

Compost Examples

Recycling News

Recycling Mystery: Black-Colored Plastic

Black-colored plastic gets its color from carbon black pigment and is commonly used in food… The post Recycling Mystery: Black-Colored Plastic appeared first on Earth911.

Tips for reducing food waste : NPR

Over one-third of the food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten, harming people’s wallets and the climate. Here are some steps you can take in

What’s Wrong With Bottled Water

Fancy reusable bottles have long since replaced brand-name bottled waters as status symbols. But even… The post What’s Wrong With Bottled Water appeared first on

Earth Action: Switch Your Batteries

Earth911 is honoring the 52 years of Earth Day with 52 Actions for the Earth…. The post Earth Action: Switch Your Batteries appeared first on

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

High Desert Area Recycling Programs

Many of our communities offer convenient curbside collection of trash, recycling, and organics. There are also drop-off locations throughout San Bernardino County.

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. 

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