Waste, Recycling

+ A valuable source of information for waste and recycling issues in the Morongo Basin is the San Bernardino County Solid Waste Management page.

+ The state's CalRecycle page provides a wealth of information and a map-based recycling center finder.

+ Watch this 6-minute video from the LA Times about composting, both industrial scale and home scale.

+ Here is waste and recycling information for the Basin's incorporated communities: Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms.

Wisely recycle your small electronics for community benefit! Friends of the Yucca Valley Library will accept almost all types of small electronics for recycling. Scroll down on their Special Events page to see the list of acceptable items and click here for Library location and hours.

+ Paper recycling by shredding is offered monthly for a modest fee in the Morongo Basin by the non-profit Desert Arc that creates opportunities for people with disabilities.

+ This February 7, 2022 article from the Desert Sun provides a great deal of information about what can be recycled from the desert area and how the sorting process happens. 

+ The Household Hazardous Waste site for the Morongo Basin is located at 62499 Twentynine Palms Highway, just west of the Transportation/Flood Control Building. The site is open the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9AM to 1PM. More information can be found on the County Fire Department's website.

+ Take a look at this chart to see how long these commonly discarded items take to decompose.  


+ The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center recycles tons of materials each year, including commonly recycled materials but also the residue of its training operations.  This flyer (PDF) describes waste management on the Base and how they recycle "range residue."


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