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  • Recycle responsibly

    As of Oct. 9, 2020, the Base Recycling Center will update their policy on what is accepted in the on base receptacles.
  • Dumping has consequences: Spring recycling guidance

    Every year as the weather warms up, people get in the cleaning mode. Garages and attics are emptied to make room for new items and since the base containers are in the way to work, some people use them to dump their unwanted items.
  • Excellence in all he does

    One Airman from southern California has a passion for helping others and improving the environment. Since before he joined, Senior Airman Francis Dennis Fernandez, 2nd Munitions Squadron cruise missile flight technician, has given his free time to keep the planet clean and continues to work hard even now that he is miles away from home.
  • Recycling and dumping: know the difference

    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, recycling reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills, conserves natural resources and increases economic security, among many other benefits. However if items are disposed of incorrectly, those benefits can quickly be compromised and cause problems on base.
  • Preserving resources through recycling

    What is the fate of a plastic bottle? If thrown in the trash it may find its way to a landfill where it takes over 400 years to decompose. If not properly disposed of, it could find its way into oceans and streams where it can cause harm to animals and their habitats. However, if recycled, plastic and other recyclables can be repurposed as clothing, kitchenware, or a variety of different items. Barksdale’s recycling center is dedicated to making sure the base does its part in reducing waste and promoting the conservation of resources.
  • Repurposing chemicals, reducing waste

    The terms reduce, reuse and repurpose are now being used for more than just paper, glass and plastic. The 2nd Civil Engineering Squadron Environmental Management System team developed an innovative way to give hazardous materials an extended life through a Reuse Program to reduce the base’s environmental impact.
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