|Fort McCoy recycled almost 50 percent of its waste
stream during fiscal year (FY) 2011, according to Michael Miller.
Miller, Fort McCoy Water and Wastewater branch chief, who oversees the
Fort McCoy recycling program, said the 49.9 percent recycling rate marks
the fourth consecutive year Fort McCoy has exceeded the Department of
Army’s 40 percent recycling goal.
Mike Ravet (left) and Aaron
Fisher of the BSA/LB&B McCoy Joint Venture Public Works prepare
recyclable material to load into their recycling truck.
(Photo by Rob Schuette)
Installation personnel also can help recycling efforts by learning
which materials can be recycled, Miller said. Most personnel only
think of recycling as paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, and metal
Miller said installation officials continually evaluate the various
types of solid waste generated by the different types of activities
Items such as CDs, batteries, ink cartridges, florescent lamps,
waste vegetable oil, and many others can be recycled. Currently,
Fort McCoy recycles more than 30 different materials. A full list of
items can be in Fort McCoy Regulation 200-1. The regulation can be
found on the Fort McCoy Corporate Network.
Fort McCoy always is looking to expand the recycling program, Miller
said. If there are activities on post that want to increase their
recycling efforts or even new activities looking to develop a
recycling program, they can call Miller and he will help them set up
Also, if there is anyone that generates a waste that is unique to
their operations, recycling personnel will come out, take a look at
it and maybe find a way to recycle it.
Recycling personnel provide recycling containers and will place
customers on a service schedule, Miller said.
Recycling personnel make regular stops throughout the installation
to pick up recyclable materials. The Recycling Center, building
2218, also has a bulk shredder for use by personnel, such as
military personnel or units, who need to shred documents with
For more information about recycling at Fort McCoy, call Miller at