Fort Campbell Refuse and Recycling Information

Recycling is a key factor in the management of solid waste. Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. Not only does recycling divert materials from the landfill, but it also conserves natural resources while using existing ones.

Recycling on the installation increases money for Fort Campbell Soldier and Family programs and decreases trash disposal fees.

Reagle's Recycling Nests

Reagle the 101st Recycling Eagle invites everyone to pitch in and recycle. Hours of operation are 24/7.

Reagle's Recycling Nests are located near Gate 1, the Exchange, and Dryer Field House. They are portable stations for the collection of select recyclables only - paper, plastic bottles, cardboard, and aluminum and tin cans.

The stations are trash free zones and are for recycling materials only.

Items Accepted

Aluminum/Tin Cans
Appliances (non-military)
Batteries POV (privately owned vehicle)
Cooking oil
E-Waste (computers, TVs, monitors, power cables and electric cords, microwaves)
Field Trash
Fuel (including kerosene)
Glass (excluding tempered or mirrors)
Household Hazardous Waste
MRE Heaters (unused)
Pallets (broken)
Pallets (usable; wood and plastic)
Plastic #1 and #2
POV Fluids
Printer Cartridges
Steel (non-military)
Tires (POV) No Rims
Wood/Yard Waste/Leaves

Cardboard Box Exchange

The Recycling and Convenience Center offers packing boxes and packing materials on a first-come, first-serve basis for anyone needing them. The service is free. Boxes can be turned in or picked up at any time or day when the center is open. When turning in packing supplies, have the boxes broken down flat and place any packing paper in a separate box(es).

The center is able to offer the service after receiving two storage sheds that allow for the collection and storage of boxes and papers. Previously those items were sent for recycling. Shipping type cardboard boxes now can be set to the side for anyone needing them.


Recycling of paper and cardboard is mandatory for all offices and activities per the Garrison Commander memorandum issued Jan. 31, 2003. Each major office building is equipped with containers for paper and small quantities of cardboard. All paper (paper in any color: newspapers, magazines, junk mail, brochures, flyers,scratch paper, copier/computer paper, manuals, tab cards, letterhead,paperboard packaging such as cracker boxes and soda boxes and phone books)should be placed in these containers for pick up by contractor personnel. Paper that is not collected includes laminated, carbon, photographic paper, tissues,napkins and paper cups/plates. Cardboard should be flattened and placed in recycle containers or flattened and stacked next to the container for removal.Building managers without paper containers should call 270-798-9785, 270-978-9618, or 270-798-9767 to obtain them. Paper and corrugated materials will not be placed in refuse containers or dumpsters for disposal.

Recycling and Solid Waste

The waste collection system isdesigned for the collection of waste generated on the installation duringnormal operations. Waste containers are sized and placed at locationsthroughout the installation to maximize convenience and minimize excess waste.

Field trash and off-post trashcreates a burden on the waste collection system designed to collect only thewaste normally generated on the installation. The Recycling Convenience Centeris located near the south vehicle wash facility which is conveniently locatedand designed to handle trash during and at the end of field exercises. Fieldtrash should not be taken to company or hangar areas.

Introduction of off-post trash atinstallation collection points violates Kentucky and Tennessee State Laws andcauses overflows at collection points.

Introduction of hazardous materials/waste and munitionssuch as, unused MRE heaters, compressed gas cylinders, florescent light tubes,aerosol cans, blanks, smoke devices (used and unused), etc. into wastecontainers creates regulatory/safety problems and the potential for fines.