Fort McCoy News Aug. 11, 2017

Community reminded to dispose of waste properly

Clean, efficient facilities and accessible, healthy training lands are vital to the continued success of the Army and the well-being of its Soldiers, civilians, and Families. Fort McCoy encourages proper trash disposal and recycling throughout the installation, including the cantonment area, training ranges, housing, and recreational facilities.

Directorate of Public Works personnel ask community members to not leave trash areas like this example from earlier in the year on post.
Directorate of Public Works personnel ask community members to not
leave trash areas like this example from earlier in the year on post.

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Soldiers and the Fort McCoy community should adhere to the following guidelines from the Directorate of Public Works (DPW):

• Place all trash in designated receptacles. Do not litter.

• Do not leave trash on the ground surrounding dumpsters.

• Police all training areas before, during, and after use.

• Even if the litter is not yours, pick it up. Litter can give away your position.

• Sort the recyclables from the trash. Recycling is mandatory at Fort McCoy. Recyclable materials include paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, glass, and plastic bottles. Deposit recyclables in blue dumpsters only.

• Solid waste dumpsters and recycling containers are available at all ranges and building 207. Units may place solid waste in these dumpsters.

If they are full, call the DPW Help Desk at 608-388-4357 or bring recyclables to the recycling center, building 2218.
Everyone is asked to do his or her part to control waste in the environment, reduce costs associated with disposal and remediation, and keep Fort McCoy's environment ready for future training missions.

For more information about recycling at Fort McCoy, call 608-388-6546. For more information about waste disposal at Fort McCoy, call 608-388-6551.

   (Article prepared by the Directorate of Public Works.)