FREE Shred-Fest, Mulch Giveaway, and Recycling Drop-off at the Victor Valley MRF on Aug. 1

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– 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 Drop-off at the Victor Valley Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event will feature drive-through 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 Stoddard Wells Road.

Free Shred-Fest: High Desert residents can bring up to four banker boxes of paper documents to be shredded. A shredding company will be on site, so residents can watch their documents get shredded. Shredding will occur from 8 a.m. to noon, or whenever the shred truck fills up, whichever occurs first.

Free Mulch and Compost Giveaway: Area residents can pick up free mulch during the event. Residents need to bring their own bins for compost to be loaded into. Burrtec employees will load the bins. 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.
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.

CRV Bottle and Can Buy Back: The MRF’s buy-back center will be open for those who wish to redeem CRV bottles and cans for cash.

COVID-19 Precautions: Guidelines have been established and signage will be in place to reduce risk to the public and employees working during the Shred Fest at the Victor Valley MRF. The guidelines follow various directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

Attendees must remain in their vehicles until instructed by an attendant to unload vehicles. All attendees must wear a face covering and follow social distancing protocols while at the Victor Valley MRF. Please do not visit this facility if you are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

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. It is closed Saturdays and Sundays.

This event is sponsored by Burrtec Waste Industries in cooperation with 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.

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