High Desert residents are invited to attend the last Shred Fest and Mulch Giveaway of the year at the Victor Valley Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) on Saturday, November 1, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. The Victor Valley MRF is located at 17000 Abbey Lane, in Victorville, just off of Stoddard Wells Road—right on the way to the County landfill. All activities are FREE and open to all residents of the High Desert.Free Shred-Fest: High Desert residents can bring up to four bankers boxes of confidential paper documents to be shredded for free. All Purpose Document Destruction will have a truck on site, so residents can watch their documents get shredded. The free shredding is for paper documents from residents only. No business materials.
Free Mulch and Compost Giveaway: Area residents can pick up free mulch during the event. This is a “self-serve” giveaway, so residents will need to bring their own shovels and containers to load the mulch into. Limit 50 gallons per resident.
Free Drop-off of TVs, Computers, and Appliances: Area residents can bring TVs, computers, scrap metal, and appliances to drop-off for free at the RECYCLE ALLEY drop off area.
MRF Open House and Tour: Residents can view the Victor Valley MRF’s processing equipment and see where approximately 100 tons per day of commingled recyclables from Apple Valley, Victorville, and Adelanto are processed.
Free Reusable Grocery Bag Giveaway: The first 200 visitors will receive a free reusable shopping bag.
In addition, residents can also visit the MRFs buy back center and redeem their separated CRV bottles and cans for cash.
The Victor Valley MRF serves as the processing center for recyclables from Apple Valley and Victorville’s curbside and commercial/business recycling programs. The MRF is also a buy back and drop-off recycling center open to the public and businesses. It is regularly open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
These events are sponsored by Burrtec Waste Industries and the City of Victorville. For more information, contact the City of Victorville Recycling Program at 760-955-8615.