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DATE: November 10, 2016 2:09:50 PM CST

Fort Hood opens single-stream recycle facility

FORT HOOD, Texas – Fort Hood will open a single-stream recycle plant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Fort Hood Recycling Center, Bldg. 4621, on America Recycles Day.

America Recycles Day is a national event that promotes the social, environmental, and economic benefits of recycling. 

The single-stream facility allows for all cardboard, paper, plastic, cans, and glass to be recycled by placing them into one recycle bin, instead of separating them into multiple containers. More than 1,800 recycle containers across the installation have stickers that illustrate what can and cannot be recycled.

Exceptions to single-stream recycling include scrap metal, holiday lights, toner cartridges, plastic bags, pallets, small household appliances, civilian clothing and shoes. These miscellaneous recyclables will still need to be taken to the recycle renter.

The new single-stream sorting equipment and reconfiguration will increase the recycle center’s processing capacity from 700 tons to 1,500 tons a month, officials said. The service streamlines the center's operations, makes recycling easier for community stakeholders, and will help to reduce the amount of material going into the landfill.

The single-stream facility will help the installation to reach its Net Zero 2020 goal and could have a huge economic benefit to Fort Hood not only in cost savings but also in profitability.

Each year, money generated from recycling goes back into the Fort Hood community to sponsor Soldier and Family events. This year Fort Hood Recycle will provide more than $85,000 in sponsorships for community events.

Media interested in covering this event, should register here. On Nov. 15, media should meet the public affairs representative at the Fort Hood visitors’ center south-side parking lot at 8:30 a.m.

For more information contact:
Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
(254) 287-9993
(254) 287-0106
1001 761st Tank Battalion Ave
Suite W105
Fort Hood, TX 76544