Joint Base Lewis-McChord Earthworks' mission is to preserve and enhance the environment by avoiding landfill disposal and working to achieve a net zero waste installation by 2025.
JBLM Composting Facility
Composting is a low-effort, cost-effective and environmentally sound way to dispose of yard waste and food waste generated on JBLM. It diverts waste from landfills, reduces disposal costs, and produces compost and mulch products for use on JBLM projects.
YARD WASTE – DROP OFF
Yard waste is accepted, free of charge, from JBLM military units and organizations. Only clean, chipped wood is accepted from contractors, on a case-by-case, precoordinated basis.
Brush and branches (smaller than 12” diameter)
Fruit and vegetable trimmings
PRODUCT– PICK UP
Subject to availability, compost and mulch products are free of charge, for use by JBLM military units, organizations and contractors on JBLM projects only.
1) Fill out and submit a Material Request Form signed by a commander, first sergeant, senior master sergeant or program manager.
2) Earthworks personnel will approve and schedule your pickup.
3) Bring your military or government vehicle (no personal vehicles allowed).
All material requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance for approval and scheduling.
Questions? Call 253-967-3803 or email USARMY.JBLM.ID-READINESS.LIST.DPW-EARTHWORKS@mail.mil.
BORROW SOURCE AREAS
JBLM may, as capacity exists, accept excess or unsuitable soil from JBLM construction and demolition projects for placement in designated borrow source areas on JBLM. Borrow source area use is controlled and authorized by JBLM Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division (DPW/ED).
No land clearing debris, sod, concrete or asphalt is accepted. If soil contamination (based on the project description, location or prior use of the project site) is suspected, soil analysis may be required as determined by DPW staff. All borrow source users must abide by all operational requirements and restrictions for earth moving, stockpiling and removing of aggregate/soil and other operations in JBLM borrow source areas.