Dumping or abandonment of refuse or materials on Joint Base Lewis-McChord costs the installation and taxpayers in excess of $500,000 per year. The current semi-annual cleanup program negatively impacts the training of our service members.

Illegal dumping is defined as the improper disposal of waste on Joint Base Lewis-McChord and includes:

  • Littering
  • Dumping household garbage in the training areas
  • Dumping construction materials in the training areas
  • Abandoning junk - vehicles, boats, equipment appliances, anywhere on Joint Base Lewis-McChord
  • Bringing off-post household garbage and placing it in Joint Base Lewis-McChord dumpsters
  • Dumping housing area garbage in Joint Base Lewis-McChord dumpsters
  • Placing furniture into dumpsters
  • Improper disposal of recyclable materials in dumpsters
  • Improper disposal of hazardous materials in dumpsters

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