Positive environmental management is the responsibility of all people living and working on Fort Leavenworth. This command and the Environmental Division is committed to involving everyone in this program. We ensure Fort Leavenworth complies with local, state, and federal environmental laws. The Environmental Management System (EMS) provides a framework which identifies activities affecting the environment, continually seeks to improve environmental performance in measurable ways, and documents and reevaluates these improvements.
We encourage you to use these drop off / collection points.
Recycle Center - Located just south of the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks Sales Store off of Warehouse Road, is open 24 hours. There are multiple containers in the lot to recycle:
- cardboard and paper (NO styrofoam / plastic packing material)
- small toner cartridges, alkaline and rechargeable batteries, American flags and cell phones
- e-waste like computers, cell phones, cameras, modems, monitors, televisions, printers, game systems and general electronics
- scrap metal (non-government-owned) like barbecues, fencing materials, tin cans, swing sets and appliances like washers and dryers
- glass jars and bottles of all colors
- mixed recycling of plastic, cardboard, paper and aluminum cans. (NO styrofoam / plastic packing material shopping bags).
The recycling center does not accept scrap wood or any furniture, such as mattresses, couches or chairs.
Household Hazardous Waste - At this time this service is limited to on-post residents due to abuse of the service. The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Point, located in the basement of 810 McClellan Ave., is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. There are also outside drop-off cabinets that can be used after hours. Recyclers should check in at the facility. Checking in, rather than just dropping off items, helps ensure that items are identified and handled properly. Products should be kept in their original containers, when possible.
All surrounding counties and cities have similar service for off-post
Reusable dropped-off items can also be picked up for use by anyone living and working on post.
HHW includes automotive products, home improvement products, paint, varnish, paint thinner, paint stripper, caulk and adhesives, pesticides, insecticides and fertilizers, household cleaners, batteries, cosmetics, lighter fluid, and arts and crafts materials.
E-waste is also accepted in two containers right outside the building, including computers, toner cartridges, cell phones, cameras, modems, monitors, televisions, printers, game systems and general electronics.
Hazardous Waste - Used motor oil and antifreeze can be dropped off at the Auto Craft Center at 911 McClellan Ave. or at an off-post garage or auto parts store.
Other program areas we use EMS:
Asbestos, Radon and Lead
To submit a comment about Household Hazardous Waste use this ICE link:
To submit a comment about the Recycling Program (Not privatized housing) use this ICE link: http://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=card&s=445&sp=121396&dep=*DoD