By Staff Reports
(Victorville)– Are you looking to off-load some of your old paperwork, TVs, appliances, mattresses, and more? Take advantage of the Free Shred-Fest, Mulch Giveaway and Recycling Event at the Victor Valley Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event will feature free document shredding, a mulch and compost giveaway, E-waste and appliance disposal, and free mattress and box spring recycling. All activities are FREE and open to residents of the High Desert. The Victor Valley MRF is located at 17000 Abbey Ln. in Victorville, just off of Stoddard Wells Road.
Free Shred-Fest: High Desert residents can bring up to four banker boxes of paper documents to be shredded. All Purpose Document Destruction will have a truck on site, so residents can watch their documents get shredded.
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 and transport the mulch home. The limit is 50 gallons per resident.
Free Drop-off of TVs, Computers, Appliances, Scrap Metal, and E-Waste: Area residents and businesses can drop off TVs, computers, scrap metal, and appliances for free during the event.
Free Recycling of Mattresses & Box Springs: Twin, full, queen, and king mattresses and box springs can be dropped off for free by residents. No sleeper beds, infant mattresses, or mattresses from businesses will be permitted.
The first 200 visitors will receive a free reusable shopping bag. Residents can also visit the MRF’s buy-back center to redeem 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 Mondaythrough Fridayfrom 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.and closed Saturdays and Sundays.
This event is sponsored by Burrtec Waste Industries and the City of Victorville. For more information, contact the City of Victorville Recycling Program at 760-955-8615 or the Victor Valley MRF at (760) 241-1284.