EARTHWORKS

EARTHWORKS IS CLOSED TO INBOUND AND OUTBOUND MATERIAL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. SOLID WASTE PROGRAM POC: 253-966-1801.

ALL BORROW SOURCE PITS ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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.

 

ACCEPTED

Brush and branches (smaller than 12” diameter)

Leaves

Grass clippings

Fruit and vegetable trimmings

Weeds

Flowers

Plants

Shrubs

 

NOT ACCEPTED

Scotch broom

Dirt

Trash

Stumps

Mixed loads

 

 

Earthworks Map

Earthworks Acceptance Criteria

Earthworks Material Pickup Guidelines

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PRODUCT PICK-UP

Earthworks is closed to inbound and outbound material until further notice.

All Borrow Source pits are closed until futher notice.

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

Earthworks is closed to inbound and outbound material until further notice.

All Borrow Source pits are closed until futher notice.

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.

 A Borrow Source Area Use Authorization Form (HJB 224) must be completed and approved by DPW/ED staff prior to delivery of soil to the borrow source area. Project contractors will be required to place soil in the borrow source areas in an organized, planned manner. Authorization requests and questions should be directed to Solid Waste Program Manager call 253-966-8011 or email usarmy.jblm.id-readiness.list.dpw-earthworks@mail.mil.

·         AUTHORIZATION FORM

·         INSTRUCTIONS

 


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