For the Recycling program to benefit everyone, we must all recycle properly.
Allowed recyclable items in the brown containers are: corrugated cardboard, brown bags, office paper, junk mail, newspaper, mixed paper, magazines, catalogs, phonebooks and any other paper product. Rinsed beverage bottles (PET#1), plastic jugs (HDPE#2), plastic bags and products with the recycling triangle (1, 2, 3, and 4), aluminum and tin cans are also accepted.
The following items are trash and not accepted in any of the recycling containers: Glass, lumber, wood, pallets, furniture, bricks, Styrofoam, scrap metal, construction debris, yard waste, ceramics, lightbulbs, mattresses, mirrors, fabrics.
A separate container for small scrap metal items was placed in the area to prevent contamination, located by the west wall. If items do fit in it, do not dump them on the ground around it.
Illegal dumping at the recycling center or anywhere on base is a punishable offence. Surveillance systems are operable and individuals observed dumping will be reported to the security forces and their commanders. In addition to the base penalties, Louisiana state laws recently increased littering/dumping fines: $150.00 for first offence to $1,000.00 for the subsequent offences.
Fines for improperly disposing of larger litter, like furniture and appliances could reach up to $10,000.00.