Residential Organics

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The City of Victorville is GOING GREEN with ORGANICS RECYCLING!  

The City and Victorville Disposal (Burrtec) are working on plans to implement a new residential organic recycling program.   The purpose of this program is to divert organic materials (food scraps and garden trimmings) from the landfill.  These materials will be delivered to the Victor Valley Compost Facility and will be turned into compost.  Redirecting these resources to composting and/or digesting operations will save landfill space, reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfills, generate energy, and create valuable soil amendments that will be distributed to farmers and other agricultural users.  Compost will also be available to residents. 

When Will the Program Start?

A residential organics recycling PILOT program started in October 2022 for 640 homes in the Wednesday service area of Victorville.  Full citywide implementation of the residential organics recycling program is planned for mid-2023. 

How Will The Program Work?

Residents will receive a new, GREEN ORGANICS RECYCLING cart.  The cart will have a large label on the top that clearly explains what materials can go in the container.  Residents will be able to recycle food scraps and garden trimmings such as grass clippings, leaves, weeds, and tree trimmings.  Food waste needs to be placed in a plastic bag which should be tied shut and then placed in the green cart.  Garden trimmings should go into the can loose—not bagged.  The green organics recycling cart will be picked up weekly, on the same day as trash and recyclables.

What Can Go in the Green Organics Recycling Cart?

See the flier below for details on what should go in each cart.

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Please read the FAQ below for more details about the program. 


If you have more questions, please call one of the numbers below.

Victorville Disposal:  760-245-8607.                                                                                                       For service issues or concerns, missed pickups, missing/damaged carts.

City of Victorville Environmental Programs Division:  760-955-8615                                Information about what to recycle, cleanup programs, household hazardous waste.

City of Victorville Customer Service Division:  760-955-5001                                                     Billing questions, service changes (add or remove extra carts), starting or stopping service.


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