Use JBPHH’s Recycling Center to decrease waste

A Recycling Center worker loads 50,000 lbs. of shredded paper into a shipping container at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to aid in delivering the recycled material to an off-island purchaser.

A Recycling Center worker loads 50,000 lbs. of shredded paper into a shipping container at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to aid in delivering the recycled material to an off-island purchaser.

Story and photo by Denise Emsley

NAVFAC Hawaii Public Affairs

All personnel at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) are invited to help reduce trash deliveries to Oahu’s landfills and H-Power Plant by participating in the base’s recycling program.

“We collect and reuse a variety of materials such as paper, cardboard, plastics/glass, metals, and untreated pallets,” said Jerome Stribling, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii’s environmental protection specialist. “Our two, very convenient recycling locations are on the main base, one at building 1715 (Airfield near Kuntz Gate, and the other at building 159 (Waterfront) off Russell Avenue.”

Not only can customers drop off recyclables at these locations; but Recycling Center personnel can picked up accepted items from pre-arranged points, including office areas, and/or collection bins, mini marts, and piers throughout JBPHH.

Commands and activities interested in establishing regular pickup service for their recyclables, or who need assistance in transporting large quantities of goods are encouraged to call the JBPHH Recycling Center at 474-9207.

“To help you understand what items we do and do not accept, we have a new brochure which also includes directions to the two recycling locations and when they are open for business,” said Stribling. “Our purpose is to assist in the reduction of your command’s waste stream which will save trash costs for the Department of Defense and reduce our impact on island land-fills.”

The brochure is available on the following public websites:

Navy Region Hawaii — http://ow.ly/ZDIZF. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam – http://ow.ly/ZDJ1q.

Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawaii http://ow.ly/ZDJ3n

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