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.  However, the environment is the responsibility of us all and that concept is key to successful environmental management.  Protection of the environment and natural resources is the duty of all military and civilian personnel, and requires everyone to act responsibly.

Fort Leavenworth is internationally recognized for its natural beauty.  The forested rolling hills and striking greenspaces add emphasis to the our moto of being “The Best Hometown in the Army”.  Therefore, the proper handling of solid waste is essential.  Garrison Command encourages everyone to use the waste drop off and collection points listed below.

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) – This service is limited to on-post residents only.  The HHW Collection Point, located in Building 2580 beside 810 McClellan Ave., is open from 7 a.m. to 4 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 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