Directorate of Public Works (DPW)
During Duty Hours:
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
Hours: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Military Unit Drop Off Hours:
The vision of the Qualified Recycling Program (QRP) is the adoption of pollution prevention as the preferred alternative for reducing, reusing and recycling pollution generated at Fort Jackson.
Operate an Installation Qualified Recycling Program (QRP) that integrates a break even waste reduction program of processing and selling recyclable material.
Fort Jackson’s award winning "Qualified Recycling Program" [QRP] is dedicated to protecting the environment through these initiatives, "Reduce-Reuse-Recycle". All members of the Fort Jackson community can do their part by bringing their recyclable material to the "QRP". It is extremely important that we protect our fragile environment by utilizing the principles of "Reduce-Reuse-Recycle". The Recycling Center, located in Bldg-5671 on Lee Road is the central receiving & processing facility for recycling on Fort Jackson.
Recycling Makes a Difference
Between January 2000 and December 2004 just over 18.5 million pounds of materials was recycled at the center and 1.5 million dollar in cost avoidance to Fort Jackson. In fiscal year2005, 4.1 million pounds of material was recycled at the center.
The Recycling Center is located, equipped and operated to optimize recovery of material with salvage value for recycling. With your commitment to recycling and our commitment to service, we can increase revenue, decrease disposal costs and improve the efficiency of the Recycling Center operations.
Recycling Learning Center
Recycling and environmental awareness on Fort Jackson is a way of life. Recycling is a distinctive program where the entire community works together for a common cause. To stress the importance of recycling, a Learning Center has been designed to teach children of the community about recycling. The first of its kind in the Army, the Learning Center is designed to be an interactive tool for the post and local schools to inform students about the solid waste programs, to emphasize the importance of recycling and to show how to conserve nature's resources instead of putting trash in landfills. The center's major features include displays and a classroom. The displays demonstrate the processes used to turn trash into raw materials or new products, the way in which plastic is turned into fibers for carpeting and other products, and more. The classroom is set up for local children in kindergarten through 8th grade to take a field trip through the land of recycled products. It will stimulate their minds and give them ideas on how they can actively recycle at home and at school. The Learning Center represents Fort Jackson's commitment to maintaining a high quality of life for future generations, which includes environmental awareness. The Learning Center is open to all on- and off-post schools by reservation. Contact the Recycling Center for more information.
Military units take an active part in
recycling here at Fort Jackson. The Military Unit Drop-Off area at the
Recycling Center is designed to be self service. The hours for unit
drop-off are Monday & Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Suggested Method for Unit Drop Off
Designate a specific area as a collection point
in your unit's offices for paper (white ledger, mixed colored, newsprint, green-bar computer paper
and magazines), cardboard and aluminum cans.
Separate and sort recyclable materials. Do this before arriving at the recycle
center, the unit representative can drive right into the rear of the Recycling
Center for drop-off, saving time spent at the center.
Sorted materials should be weighed and placed into designated
Be sure to weigh your empty container and subtract the weight from your
Record the weights in your unit binder on the record center desk. Be sure to enter the
weights of all materials brought in for recycling. Make sure all materials
have been weighed and emptied.
never wears out.
It is 100 percent recyclable, which means it never has to reach a
landfill. Instead of throwing your glass away as trash, take all your
glass containers to the Fort Jackson Recycling Center. Glass food and
beverage containers should be separated by color: clear, brown, and green.
Americans discard at least $120 million worth of milk jugs, butter tubs
and other plastics each year. Recycled plastic can receive new life by
being turned into fiber fill for a ski jacket, a paint brush handle or
even a park bench. You can help reduce the amount of plastic in landfills
by dropping off your recyclable plastic.
with numbers 1 through 7 are accepted. The recycling symbols can be found on the
bottom of plastic containers and they should be separated as follows:
other plastic containers with symbols
#3 through #7
items that are not acceptable at the Fort Jackson Recycling Center are
envelopes, carbon paper and other sensitized paper, blueprint paper, film
and photographs, miscellaneous (cups, lunch bags, wax paper) and metal
objects such as spiral binders and fasteners.
Glass style Items that are not acceptable are mirrors, ceramic cups and plates, clay flower pots, light bulbs, crystal, automotive and window glass, heat-resistant oven ware and drinking glasses.