Navy recycling program changes at JBPHH

Denise Emsley

NAVFAC HI Public Affairs

Beginning Sept. 1, the Navy’s recycling program at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) will contract out all white paper and cardboard recycling services.

“What this means to our customers is that they will now have a standard, more reliable recycling pick-up service,” said Steven Christiansen, director, JBPHH Public Works Department Environmental.

“However, organizations will continue to be responsible for shredding all PII (personally identifiable information) white paper for recycling and placing all recyclable white paper in the outside recycling collection bin.”

Under the new contract, all in-facility recycle bins will be replaced with an outside recycling bin for central collection. All unbound white office paper and flattened cardboard must be placed into the correct bin. Any items left outside of the bins will not be collected.

If a customer desires a higher-level of recycled white paper services, the following options are available:

• Building occupants can purchase and use a crosscut paper shredder. The processed paper could then be disposed of in a refuse dumpster. (Crosscut paper cannot be recycled.)

• Building occupants can schedule a paper shredding time at building 1715 and use the Qualified Recycling Program’s shredder/baler.

• Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii environmental services personnel can provide white paper in-facility collection services at the cost of the NAVFAC-established rate to the building occupant.

• Building occupants can contract with a Shred-It type contractor in order to dispose of white paper.

The JBPHH Recycling Center has two convenient recycling locations to accept your recyclable goods: Airfield – building 1715H (paper and cardboard) and Waterfront – building 159 (metals). Items accepted include paper (white, strip shredded, cardboard, clean packing paper), metals (aluminum, steel, sheet metal, etc.), and miscellaneous items (unpainted and untreated pallets – metal, plastic and wood).

In addition to customers dropping off recyclable items at these two locations, metals may be picked up from pre-arranged points, including office areas, and/or collection bins, mini-marts and piers throughout the base.

“All personnel on JBPHH, military and civilian, are invited to help reduce trash deliveries to Oahu’s landfills and H-Power plant,” Christiansen said.

“Please remember we can only accept specific items for recycling. For all others, customers will need to determine if they have other options for disposal, and if not, place them in their regular trash.”

The following items are not accepted by the JBPHH Recycling Center: hazardous materials (i.e. batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, tires), office consumables (i.e. toner cartridges, crosscut or pulverized paper, colored paper, magazines, newspapers) and a variety of other items such as food waste, milk cartons, soda boxes, painted/ stained/treated wood, appliances, and plastic bottles, aluminum cans, or glass jars.

For a list of all accepted and not accepted items, visit https://cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrh/om/environmental/recycling-program.html.

Commands interested in more information or to request a special pickup, contact the center at 474-3717.

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