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NEWS | Sept. 26, 2011

Weapons Station begins recycling

By Alan Moyer 628th Air Base Wing, Pollution Prevention and Solid Waste manager

Recycling is coming to your workplace.

Beginning this October, recycling will start at Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station. The materials which can be recycled include glass bottles and jars, aluminum and steel cans and aerosols, plastics (except plastic bags, plastic wrap and Styrofoam) and all paper (including shredded), paperboard and cardboard.

The program will operate very similarly to the existing recycling program at JB CHS-Air Base. Each workstation will be issued a desk side container and each facility or building will receive two, 45-gallon containers to go into a centralized location, usually the break room or kitchen. One centralized container will be for paper, paperboard and cardboard and the other will be for plastics, steel and tin cans and bottles. Individuals will utilize their desk side containers for the collection of their recyclables and are responsible for taking these materials to the central location. The custodial contractor is responsible for servicing the centralized containers while providing other services to that particular building.

Now is your opportunity to help preserve our natural resources and reduce our solid waste going to landfills. Should you have any questions or need additional information, contact Alan Moyer in the Environmental Flight at 963-2690.