New information from Fort Drum’s Solid Waste Manager

Find this information and more under the How to Recycle tab.  Also see the new section on Why we recycle and other frequently asked questions. Any questions please contact the Solid Waste Manager at 315-772-2678.

Extended Daily Hours for Hazardous Household Waste Turn-In

Leftover household products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances, or that are corrosive or toxic are considered household hazardous waste. Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides can contain hazardous ingredients and require special care when you dispose of them. Improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment Continue Reading »

Happy Holidays!

Clear Bags Soon to be Mandatory on Fort Drum

A small change with big benefits! As of 1 November 2016, all garbage bags used in Fort Drum facilities must be clear. Clear garbage bags mean that they must be see through and the contents easily viewable to ensure that there is no recycling or hazardous waste in them.

All Fort Drum Recycling Now Single Stream!!!

As of 1 October 2016 all Fort Drum facilities are now participating in single stream recycling. Recycle more. sort less. One recycling bin for all your recyclable materials! See flyer for specifics. Make the pledge now to recycle more!

P-6000 Recycle Center- Closed as of 1 October 2016

AS OF 01 OCTOBER 2016, RECYCLABLES ARE NO LONGER COLLECTED AT Bldg. 6000 (Recycle Center) Recyclables from Fort Drum barracks, offices, or shops may be placed into a blue single stream recycling dumpster or taken to the Fort Drum Transfer Station located at Bldg. 11001 Iraqi Freedom Dr.(Hours of operation, 0800-1500) Mountain Community Home residents Continue Reading »

Attention- Fort Drum Recycling Easier than Ever!

All military units, buildings, offices, motor pools, industrial areas and Single Soldier Housing can now STOP sorting your recyclables. All recyclables can now be co-mingled in one bin. Please see flyer for details. Single Stream

Great Information on how to Green your holiday Season

Finally a way to recycle expanded Polystyrene packaging

It is one of the big questions that those of us in the recycling world often get? How can I recycle Styrofoam/polystyrene? Often the unfortunate answer we give is “You really can’t.” For a variety of reasons expanded polystyrene (packaging, food service wares etc.) are often impossible to actually recycle even though in theory they Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »