Qualified Recycling Program

Fort Hunter Liggett has been chosen as one of the pilot installations for both Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Waste. The installation has made significant progress in reducing energy use by more than 40%. Our 1 megawatt (MW) solar power system build brings the installation even closer to achieving the Army’s NET ZERO Energy goals.

In 2011, Department of Public Works, Environmental (DPWE) started recycling and identified the need for a qualified program. Lean Six Sigma (LSS) was tasked with several recycling projects. In 2013, LSS partnered with DPWE and DFMWR to develop the Qualified Recycling Program (QRP) Oversight Committee. The committee developed policies, procedures and a business plan for the execution of the QRP in the installation.

Fort Hunter Liggett recognizes the QRP as one of the key components in meeting the challenges of the NET ZERO Waste Initiative. The program’s goal is to recycle at least 85% of all waste, to change the culture and to educate the community to achieve the Net Zero Waste goals.

The QRP procured Direct Sales contracts and started selling scrap metal, cardboard and paper. All money generated by the program comes back to the Installation.​​​​​​

See our page on the FMWR website, too

Be Recycling Champions and great environmental stewards!

SEPARATION is the key to RECYLING!!!

Qualified Recycling Program Policy 9-5

MWR Services under COVID Booklet


  • Paper: Office paper, newsprint, packing paper, envelopes, unwanted mail, magazines, books, and shredded paper (bagged)

  • Cardboard: Old corrugated cardboard (OCC), cereal boxes. NO PIZZA BOXES please.

  • Plastic: Look for the recycle emblem. Please rinse out

  • Glass: Beverage bottles and food jars. Please rinse out

  • Metal: Aluminum cans, scrap metals, tin cans, appliances

  • E-Waste: Personal TVs, computer, electronic toys/ games

  • Batteries: Household batteries only. Car batteries should be dropped off at the QRP facility


  • Styrofoam of any type (i.e. peanuts packaging), foam boards

  • Paper towels, tissues, paper plates, paper cups, cigarette butts and/ or wrappers, laminated paper

  • Plastic CDs and DVDs, plastic utensils, plastic paper protectors, items without the recycle emblem

  • Yard waste to include animal waste

  • Hazardous Materials

  • Glass window panes, drinking glasses

  • Government- issued materials

  • Clothes and other textiles

  • Dirty diapers


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