The Mojave Desert and Mountain Recycling Authority (the JPA) includes nine members, jointly sharing their authority to plan and implement recycling,composting, reuse and zero waste programs. Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Big Bear Lake, Needles, San Bernardino County, Twentynine Palms, Victorville and Yucca Valley comprise the JPA. An elected Councilmember or Supervisor represents each member on the Board of Directors, and may be represented by an alternate.
JPA members began working together on High Desert solid waste issues in 1987. California’s Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989 (AB 939) spurred the group to continue working together on regional plans to divert waste from landfilling through recycling, composting, and waste reduction. The JPA was formed in 1991, so that local elected officials and staff may meet, discuss and carry out needed programs and services.
With the Board’s leadership and direction, the JPA: