The Recycling Center on Lee Road is the central receiving and processing facility for recycling paper, cardboard, aluminum and glass. The center is managed by Morale, Welfare and Recreation as the base of operations for recycling these items.
processing plant, Learning Center, drive-by drop-off, military drop-off
and recycling operations center are located at the center. There is
a pick-up service provided through the operations center on a case by
case basis. There are two trailers provided by the center that are rotated
weekly throughout the installation to collect materials for recycling.
The center also has bins for cardboard situated at 22 locations on post,
including dining facilities, clubs and Army and Air Force Exchange Service
facilities. The bins are emptied weekly.
During fiscal years 1994 and 1995, Fort Jackson recycled approximately 20 percent of its trash.
The Recycling Center is situated, equipped and operated to optimize recovery of material with salvage value for recycling. With your commitment to recycle and our commitment to service, we can increase revenue, decrease disposal costs and improve the efficiency of the recycling Center operations.
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. Here are a few suggestions to help your unit do its part in recycling:
Recycling is made easy at the Recycling Center. It is open 24 hours a day for drive-through drop-off. Doors in the side of the building are clearly labeled for each of the following recyclable items:
glass and aluminum
items should be rinsed and the lids should be removed. Plastic and aluminum
items should be crushed. All items should be separated into the proper
categories listed on the doors.
Glass 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.
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.
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. 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:
-- All plastic beverage containers (soft drink bottles, spring
#2 HDPE -- Natural -- Non-colored containers (milk jugs, ammonia bottles)
--Colored -- All other plastic containers with symbols #3 through
All containers should be rinsed, have the lids removed, and be crushed.
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, constructed primarily from recycled material, 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.
Jackson realized that it is never to early to stress the importance
of recycling; hence, the Learning Center was created. On- and off-post
Learning Center represents Fort Jackson`s commitment to maintaining
a high quality life for future generations, which includes environmental
aware-ness. The Learning Center is open to all on- and off-post schools
Fort Jackson, SC 29207
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