The Bragg about Recycling program strives to actively identify and implement new practices and technologies in its efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle installation commodities.
FIRST THINGS FIRST …
Every individual on Fort Bragg is responsible for reducing, reusing and recycling.
First, individuals should try to reduce waste as much as possible.
- When printing or copying, use both sides of the paper.
- Use reusable cups, plates and silverware instead of disposable items.
- Send and file correspondence electronically.
- Carry reusable bags to the store when you shop.
- Purchase products with the least amounts of packaging.
- Buy only what you need, and use items until they have reached the ends of their useful lives.
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Then, individuals should try to reuse or repurpose items.
Don’t simply toss unwanted items in the trash! Use your imagination to see if you can breathe new life into old items.
Finally, when an item reaches the end of its useful life, individuals should recycle it if possible. The trash can is the last resort!
WHY SHOULD YOU RECYCLE?
Recycling helps Fort Bragg meet federal, state and Army regulations and mandates for waste diversion. And, recycling generates revenue for the installation. In addition, recycling prevents pollution and helps to conserve both natural and fiscal resources – resources that are imperative to the success of every mission!
Learn more about recycling and closing the loop HERE …
PAPER SORTING GUIDELINES …
IN YOUR SORTED OFFICE PAPER BIN …
- White paper
- Pastel paper (including yellow legal paper)
- Copier and printer paper
- Notebook paper
- Typing/letterhead paper
- Envelopes with or without windows
- Carbonless form paper
- Post-It Notes (pastel colors only)
IN YOUR MIXED PAPER BIN …
- Chipboard such as cereal boxes
- Manilla folders
- Paper bags
- Glossy paper
- Poster board
- Non-pastel paper
- Card stock
- Phone Books
IN YOUR CARDBOARD BIN …
- Non-waxed, corrugated cardboard only
Please ensure that all paper is clean and free of food or liquid contamination before you place it in a bin.
FORT BRAGG POLICY 530-1 REQUIRES THAT ALL OFFICE PAPER BE SHREDDED PRIOR TO RECYCLING.
THE QUALIFIED RECYCLING PROGRAM …
Our Qualified Recycling Program reclaims materials from the solid waste stream and retains revenues from the sale of those materials to reinvest into additional diversion technologies and installation improvement projects such as urban reforestation, road construction and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation FMWR initiatives.
Some of the initiatives funded by the QRP include …
- A native plant nursery
- Bicycle racks
- Cleland Skate Park
- Fourth of July fireworks
Total revenue from the direct sale of recyclables reaches nearly $2 million annually.
THE FORT BRAGG RECYCLING CENTER …
The Fort Bragg Recycling Center is located on the northwest corner of Butner Road and Reilly Road in the Directorate of Public Works campus, across from the veterinary clinic and just prior to the entrance to Pope Army Airfield.
Fort Bragg Recycling Center accepts all recyclables with the exception of Styrofoam and pulverized paper.
- Aluminum cans
- Office paper
- Cardboard and paperboard
- Magazines and newspapers
- Phone books
- Glass of all colors
- Personal electronics and appliances with the exception of white goods such as washers and refrigerators
- Waste vegetable-based oil
- Printer cartridges
- Scrap metals including steel cans
- Wood pallets
Please … no food or liquid in your recycling containers! Please … no spit bottles! Food and liquid contaminate recyclables.
Remember: if you are handling CLASSIFIED documents, you should deliver your paper to the Fort Bragg Classified Document Destruction facility. Call 432.2488 for an appointment.
According to North Carolina General Statute 130A-309.10 (f), aluminum cans and plastic bottles are prohibited from disposal in landfills and are therefore not allowed in the trash. Televisions and computers (including computer peripherals) are also prohibited from landfills.
Recycling is FREE!
DO YOU LIVE IN POST HOUSING? Corvias Military Living maintains its own recycling program. However, they do not accept glass or aerosol cans or electronics. Fort Bragg Recycling Center will accept these recyclables from on-post residents.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON RECYCLING MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE …
Call the Solid Waste Manager at 396.3372 or Recycling Support at 432.6412.
RECYCLING INCENTIVES PROGRAM FOR FORT BRAGG UNITS AND AGENCIES …
Individuals and families are not eligible to participate in the Recycling Incentives Program.
If you are tossing your plastic bottles or your aluminum cans or your cardboard and office paper in the trash, then you are throwing away FMWR cash!
Join the Recycling Incentives Program! It’s easy!
Step 1: Visit the Environmental Compliance Office (Building 3-1137 on the northwest corner of Butner Road and Reilly Road in the DPW campus) to obtain the Memorandum of Instruction. Complete pages 7 and 8 (Letter of Agreement) of the MOI. Return the completed Letter of Agreement to the Environmental Compliance Office. Call 432.6412 or 432.8476 for inquiries.
Step 2: Collect plastics, aluminum cans, cardboard and shredded office paper.
Step 3: Deliver those recyclables to the Fort Bragg Recycling Center.
Step 4: The recycling team will weigh and record your recyclables. They will issue a weight receipt to your unit representative. The recycling team will then translate those weights into monetary values.
Step 5: The Recycling Center will issue vouchers of $100 increments to your unit or agency for FMWR credits based on the total weight of the materials that you have recycled. Vouchers are issued four times each year at the end of each fiscal quarter (January/April/July/October).
For example: if your unit recycled $340 worth of recyclables during one quarter of the year then your unit will be issued three $100 vouchers at the end of that quarter. The remaining $40 will roll over and count towards future vouchers.
Step 6: At the end of each quarter, collect your vouchers at the Environmental Compliance Office, and then spend your vouchers at participating FMWR facilities and have fun! You can use the vouchers to …
- host parties and organizational functions!
- cater agency-wide events!
- rent equipment for unit outings and more!
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Step 6: Keep recycling! The more you recycle = the more vouchers you will earn!
To schedule a briefing on the Recycling Incentives Program, call the Recycling Trainer at 432.8476.