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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

Start Saving Seeds This Summer

If you’ve had some success in your garden this year, you might be ready to… The post Start Saving Seeds This Summer 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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