FREE Shred-Fest, Mulch Giveaway, and Recycling Drop-Off at the Victor Valley MRF: May 1

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 Drop-off at the Victor Valley Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) on Saturday, May 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  This event will feature drive-through document shredding, a mulch and compost giveaway, electronic waste and appliance disposal, and 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 Lane in Victorville, near 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 until the shred truck is full.  To facilitate social distancing, attendees should load boxes of paper in the trunk of their cars to be unloaded by workers.  

Free Mulch and Compost Giveaway:  Area residents can pick up free mulch and compost during this event.  Residents need to bring their own bins to transport the mulch and compost home.  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.  Futon mattresses will also be accepted.  No sleeper beds, crib mattresses, or mattresses from businesses will be accepted. 

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 safety protocols have been established to reduce risk to the public and employees working during the Shred Fest at the Victor Valley MRF.   The safety guidelines, which are in accordance with directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), will be posted and enforced at this event.

Attendees must remain in their vehicles until instructed by an attendant to unload items.  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 or have been in contact with someone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms within the last 14 days.

The Shred Fest, Mulch Giveaway, and Recycling Drop-off 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) 955-8615or the Victor Valley MRF at (760) 241-1284.

The Victor Valley MRF serves as the processing center for recyclables from Victorville and Apple Valley’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 closed Saturdays and Sundays.

Information about additional free disposal services can be found at  Help us keep Victorville Clean, and DumpItRight!  Thanks to the City’s free disposal services, it’s easier than you think to dispose of unwanted items the right way.

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