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DVIDS – News – Stop Improper Dumpster Use, Waste Disposal


FORT BRAGG, NC – People are improperly using dumpsters at the facility. Improper use of dumpsters leads to collection problems, excess waste and sometimes hazardous materials entering the landfill.

“It’s important that people know how to properly dispose of unwanted items,” said Col. Scott Pence, Fort Bragg garrison commander. “Proper disposal reduces waste management costs and is essential to being good environmental stewards. It is important that we take ownership of our actions and understand how what we do today impacts the future.

Each dumpster is tagged with a list of prohibited items including spray cans, ammunition, explosives, electronics, furniture, mattresses, hazardous waste, paint, pallets, scrap metal, tires , etc. These items should never be thrown into the dumpster. Instead, Fort Bragg and surrounding communities have several options for proper disposal.

One option is the convenience site at Fort Bragg’s Lamont Landfill. This convenience site has large dumpsters that can be used by units, organizations, and soldiers living in the barracks. In accordance with Army Regulation 420-1, Army owned and operated solid waste facilities will not be used as a municipal or regional solid waste management facility or for surrounding communities.

It is located on Coolyconch Road, which is just before exiting the Long Street gate. It is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday, and is closed on weekends and public holidays.

The landfill accepts broken furniture, cardboard, non-military passenger tires, pallets, scrap metal, scrap aluminum, freon-free white goods, cables and wires, concrete, and yard waste.

Families living in post housing should use Corvias bulk bins, refuse and recycling options and should not use the landfill.

The Department of Defense has set a goal of diverting 40% of solid waste from incineration and landfill. In support of this goal, the Qualified Recycling Program recovers and diverts materials from the solid waste stream and increases the recovery of recyclable materials.

“Proper waste recycling and disposal helps the environment, extends the life of waste management facilities and returns funds to the facility through the sale of recyclable materials,” said James Duncan, waste management specialist. environmental protection to the public works department. “Proceeds from recyclable sales fund pollution reduction, energy conservation, support for alternative fuels infrastructure, occupational safety and health activities, and morale and wellness activity programs. . On average, the qualified recycling program brings in over $1 million per year to the facility. It is important that the people living on the post, as well as the units and organizations around the installation, dispose of their waste properly, even if this is not always the most practical.

Residents, units, and organizations can use the Fort Bragg Recycling and Hazardous Waste Facility for many items that should not be thrown in a dumpster or trash can. This facility is located in building 3-1240, at the northwest corner of Butner and Reilly roads. Hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. The recycling facility accepts aluminum cans, cardboard, copper wire and tubing, glass bottles, plastic bottles, printer cartridges, lead acid batteries, magazines, newspapers, paper shredded office paper, steel cans and scrap metal. All items must be sorted and separated.

Per DoD regulations, the Fort Bragg Recycling Program is prohibited from accepting electronic devices. These items should not be placed in dumpsters or curbside containers.

Electronics can be recycled at Ann Street Landfill in Fayetteville, any of the Cumberland County Container Sites, Dunn-Erwin Landfill, Anderson Creek Landfill, and Recycling Center and convenience of Johnsonville. Acceptable items include laptops, desktops, keyboards, cell phones, video games, hard drives, televisions, rechargeable batteries, printers, etc. (See editor’s note for hours and locations.)

Remember that all government-owned items must be turned over to the Defense Logistics Agency. Fort Bragg DLA can be reached at 910-748-5625.

The recycling facility also operates the recycling incentive program. Through this program, units and organizations can exchange eligible recyclable materials for funds that can be used in family, morale, welfare and recreation facilities.

“It’s important that we all do our part to make Fort Bragg the best military community to live and work in,” Pence said. “Fort Bragg is our home and we take pride and ownership in the sustainable management of resources and making sure we leave the facility in better condition for future generations.”

For more information on the Qualified Recycling Program, Dumpster and Trash Service, and Lamont Landfill, visit https://home.army.mil/bragg/index.php/about/garrison /directorate-public-works/environmental-division/environmental-friendliness/recycling.

For more information on what can and cannot be disposed of in residential areas, go to https://bragg.corviasmilitaryliving.com/residents/trash-recycling.

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Editor’s note:

Fort Bragg Recycling Facility
910-908-5881 / 910-396-2295
5506 Reilly Road, Building 3-1240
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
Closed on weekends and federal holidays

Lamont Landfill
Intersection of Lamont and Longstreet Roads
7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday to Friday
Closed on weekends and federal holidays

Hazardous waste facility
910-396-2823 / 910-396-2141
5506 Reilly Road, Building 3-1240
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday to Friday
Closed on weekends and federal holidays

Dunn–Erwin discharge
449 Daniels Road, Dunn, NC, 28334
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday to Friday
7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday
Closed on Sundays and federal holidays

Anderson Creek Outlet
1086 Poplar Drive, Spring Lake, NC, 28390
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday to Friday
7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday
Closed on Sundays and federal holidays

Johnsonville Convenience and Recycling Center
721 Ponderosa Road, Cameron, NC, 28326
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday to Tuesday
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Thursday to Saturday
Closed on Wednesdays, Sundays and federal holidays

Ann Street Landfill
698 Ann Street, Fayetteville, NC, 28301
6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday to Saturday
Closed on Sundays and federal holidays

Date taken: 05.03.2022
Date posted: 05.03.2022 09:07
Story ID: 419814
Location: FORT BRAGG, North Carolina, USA

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