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NEWS | June 29, 2016

Recycling opportunities at JB Charleston

By Pollution Prevention/Solid Waste management office Pollution Prevention/Solid Waste management office

Opportunities at Joint Base Charleston to preserve natural resources and reduce solid waste going to landfills are available now.  Options to join the JB Charleston Recycling Program include:

1.  Recycle at facilities/buildings located on Joint Base Charleston: 
Materials which can be recycled include glass bottles and jars, aluminum and steel cans and aerosols, plastics 1-7 (except plastic bags, plastic wrap and Styrofoam) and all paper (including shredded), paperboard and cardboard.  Generally speaking, each workstation/worker should have a deskside container in which to put their recyclables.  Each facility/building should have two 45 gallon containers in a centralized location, usually the break room or kitchen. One centralized container should be for paper, paperboard and cardboard while the other should be for plastics, steel/tin cans and bottles.  Individuals should use their deskside 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 the contractor is providing other services to that particular facility/building. 

2. Centralized Locations on Base:
JB Charleston Air has two centralized locations personnel can use for recycling.  There are multiple containers located at the Base Theater and at the intersection of Arthur Drive and Gross Ave (across from the base chapel).   Joint Base Weapons has containers located throughout the installation at or near buildings 2332, 2400, 2314, 3124, 317, 1660 and the Naval Health Clinic.

3. Scrap Metal from Work Related Activities:
The Scrap Metal Yard at JB Charleston - Air Base is located near the end of Scarton Lane across from bldg. 377 (turn off of Arthur Drive towards golf course/outdoor rec; stay right at outdoor rec; pass the vet clinic on left; there will be a sharp left then a sharp right; scrap metal yard is on the right). The Scrap Metal Yard at Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station is located behind building 2332 and the water tower.  The scrap metal yards operating hours and days are 0800-1000 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  JB Charleston personnel will be able to bring their scrap metals, no wood or trash, to these facilities during these days and times.  The "rule of thumb" is an article should be 80 percent metals in order to be recycled as scrap metal.

For questions or additional information, please contact Mr. Alan Moyer in the Environmental Flight at 843-963-1456.