Make Recycling your 2015 Resolution

Happy New Year! Reducing, Reusing and Recycling are learned behaviors. We all know the only way to make them a habit is to practice them daily at work and at home. This year make a resolution to reduce, reuse and recycle more. You may find it is the easiest resolution to keep all year long. Continue Reading »

Compost Holiday Trees here on Fort Drum

Recycle Holiday Trees Real Holiday Trees are Recyclable Trees don’t belong in dumpsters or in garbage bins. Recycling your real holiday tree when you are finished with it is so easy on Fort Drum. Simply drop off your tree at the Solid Waste Transfer site, located near the Main Gate in LeRay. To get into Continue Reading »

FAQ: What can I put in the textile recovery sheds?

A frequently asked questions is “What can I put in the textile recovery sheds?” Here is a comprehensive list: Footwear (single or in pairs):• Shoes • Heels (wedges, pumps) • Flats • Sandals • Flip Flops • Boots (work boots, dress boots, winter boots) • Sneakers • Cleats • Slippers Clothing:• Tops (T-shirts, blouses, shirts, Continue Reading »

Nov. 15th is America Recycles Day

Textile Recovery- Fort Drum Net Zero Waste   Do you know that the average person throws away 70 lbs of clothing and other textiles per year? That’s 1.4 billion pounds in New York State! The market value of those discarded textiles is estimated at over $200 million and has the potential to create over 9,000 Continue Reading »

Fort Drum’s First Net Zero Hero- Joe Sullivan

View YouTube video of ceremony here Miracle Man’: Army veteran with ‘recycled’ heart redeems trash from run route By Steve Ghiringhelli, Fort Drum Mountaineer Staff Writer Now that the snow has melted and this year’s winter has made its final and discourteous exit, there’s a unique addition to the landscape that many community members Continue Reading »

Fort Drum Sustainability Expo 2014

Please save the date for Fort Drum’s first Green Sustainability Expo.  Do you want to learn more about the Army Green Procurement Program and how your team can comply with DOD & Federal regulations & directives? Do you want to learn more about purchasing green sustainable products? The Fort Drum Sustainability Expo will feature over Continue Reading »

Mandatory Recycling Guide- Download Here!

  Mandatory Recycling Guide V7 by Heather Wagner, Environmental Education Specialist Confused about what can be put into your recycling bins? Good news, the Fort Drum Mandatory Recycling Guide is now available in version 7. The Mandatory Recycling Guide is an indispensible educational and informational tool for all of Fort Drum to utilize in order Continue Reading »

Fort Drum Composting- Here we Go

by Rodger Voss, Head Forester As a Natural Resources Professional I often find myself having an inherent urge to “do my part” when it comes to our environment.  Many people say they do all they can by practicing the Three R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle), but are we really doing all we can?  I was recently Continue Reading »

Single Soldier Barracks Recycling Award Program

New York State Law 27-0401 mandates recycling, and Executive Order 13514 (Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance) signed in October of 2009, expands on the energy reduction and environmental performance requirements for Federal Agencies by establishing a goal of 50% diversion of non-hazardous solid waste by the end of Fiscal Year 2015. Fort Continue Reading »

Hazardous Household Waste Collection- Free and easy for Fort Drum Residents

Did you know that Fort Drum PW ENV offers an easy and free hazardous household collection point right here on post for residents of Single Soldier Housing and Mountain Community Homes? Materials like those listed below can be turned in at Building 11144 Bedlam Road, behind the Auto Craft Center. Hours are Tuesdays 1100-1300, Thursdays Continue Reading »

Scrap Steel Recycling Changes

Steel is one of the most recycled materials in the world. According to research conducted by the US Environmental Protection Agency, recycling scrap metals is quite beneficial to the environment. Using recycled scrap metal in place of virgin iron ore can yield:  75% savings in energy, 90% savings in raw materials used, 86% reduction in Continue Reading »

Changes to Paper Recycling on Post

In our efforts to make recycling even easier for you, some exciting new changes are coming! Already we are simplifying paper recycling for our Fort Drum Community. Now you will only need one bin for all your recyclable paper on Fort Drum. That’s right, no more separating your paper into separate bins based on type. Continue Reading »

Recycling Center Relocates to 6000 Guard Lane

The PW Recycle Center, formerly known as the Self-Serve Recycle Center, has been re-located from T-1142 Restore Hope on South Post to 6000 Guard Lane, with new hours of operation now opening from 0700-1530 hrs every Monday-Friday with the exception of being closed on all Federal Holidays.  Items in the following categories are accepted;   Continue Reading »

Fort Drum Establishes Alkaline Battery Recycling Program

Fort Drum’s new alkaline battery recycling initiative may be the first of its kind in the Army. This new initiative gives the Fort Drum community an eco- friendly option for disposing of single-use alkaline household batteries, while reducing costs in solid waste disposal and generating income for the Qualified Recycling Program. All alkaline batteries can Continue Reading »