Fort Leavenworth’s Environmental Management Program is administered by the Directorate of Public Works and consists of four general components, 1) Environmental Compliance; 2) Environmental Restoration; 3) Natural and Cultural Resources Management; and 4) Environmental Consideration and Documentation.  The protection of our shared environment is everyone’s responsibility; understanding and adhering to this concept is fundamental to successful environmental management.  Please reach out if you have any questions; we are happy to help.

We encourage you to use these drop off / collection points.

Recycle Center - is located just south of the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks Sales Store (off of Warehouse Road) and is open 24 hours a day.  There are multiple containers available in the lot for recycling of:
- 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 toilets, scrap wood or any furniture, such as mattresses, couches or chairs.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) – The HHW Collection Point is located in Building 2580 (beside 810 McClellan Ave.), and is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  There are outside drop-off cabinets that can be used after normal operating hours.  Anyone dropping off materials should check-in at the facility to help ensure that items are identified and handled properly.  

 The dropoff service is limited to on-post residents only.  All surrounding counties and cities have similar service for off-post residents/employees. Reusable dropped-off items can be picked up by anyone living or 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.  Products should be kept in their original containers, when possible.  Used motor oil and antifreeze should be dropped off at the Auto Craft Center at 911 McClellan Ave. or at an off-post garage or autoparts store.

Other program areas falling under the Environmental Management umbrella include:
Air Pollution
Water Quality
Natural Resources
Asbestos, Radon and Lead
Cultural Resources
Storm Water
Storage tanks

Visit the U.S. Army Environmental Command (USAEC) website for more information at the Army level.

To submit a comment to the Environmental Division use this ICE link:*DoD