Fort McCoy News Jan. 26, 2018

DPW reminds community 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.

Overfilled dumpsters are shown in summer 2017 on the installation. The Directorate of Public Works reminds community members to place trash and recycling in the appropriate containers and not to overfill containers. Call the DPW Help Desk at 608-388-4357 if waste or recycling containers are full.
Overfilled dumpsters are shown in summer 2017 on the installation. The
Directorate of Public Works reminds community members to place trash
and recycling in the appropriate containers and not to overfill containers.
Call the DPW Help Desk at 608-388-4357 if waste or recycling containers
are full.
File photo

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.)