FREE Shred-Fest, Mulch Giveaway, and Recycling Event at the Victor Valley MRF: Aug. 7

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. 7 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 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 Lane in Victorville, just off Stoddard Wells Road. The event is sponsored by Burrtec Waste Industries in cooperation with the City of Victorville. 

Free Shred-FestHigh 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 12 p.m., 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  mulch and compost home. Burrtec employees will load the bins. The combined limit is 50 gallons total 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 are also accepted. No sleeper beds, crib 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. 

Attendees must remain in their vehicles until instructed by an attendant to unload their items.

COVID-19 protocols for the event will be as follows:

  • Fully vaccinated attendees are not required to wear a face covering.
  • Non-vaccinated attendees are required to wear a face covering. 
  • Social Distancing is encouraged for all.
  • Those who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have a fever of 100.4 should not attend.

Entering the event area is a self-attestation by attendees that they don’t have a fever of 100.4 and they don’t have any 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. and closed Saturdays and Sundays except for special events. 

The City of Victorville provides free and convenient disposal options for residents.. Visit to learn more. Help us keep Victorville clean, and DumpItRightVV! Thanks to the City’s free disposal services, it’s easier than you think to dispose of unwanted items the right way.

Questions about the Shred-Fest event or other recycling and disposal programs can be directed to (760) 955-8615.

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