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Net Zero Waste

April 19, 2011, Fort Hood was selected as a Net Zero Waste pilot installation to reach zero landfill by the year 2020. This new challenge brings re-energized awareness on the importance of the Sustainability Program and helps to highlight where Fort Hood needs to prioritize limited resources.

In Fiscal Year 2012, the municipal solid waste diversion rate was 44%, the construction and demolition diversion rate was 69%, Fort Hood Family Housing increased recycling by 90 tons, 1,129 less tons entered the landfill and 722 additional tons of paper, cardboard, and plastic were recycled from FY11 to FY12. The entire installation looks forward to improving our diversion rates and increasing the amount of material recycled by overcoming obstacles and working together to make NZW and sustainability a reality at The Great Place.

We are creating a culture that recognizes the value of sustainability measured not just in terms of financial benefits, but benefits to maintaining mission capability, quality of life, relationships with local communities and the preservation of options for the Army's future.

Net Zero Videos

Top Headlines

  • Despite Budget Cuts and Base Expansion, Trying to Save Energy

    EL PASO, Texas (April 27, 2012) - In Central Texas, Fort Hood has a goal of net zero waste by 2020. The base, second to Fort Bragg in total number of Soldiers, will claim success if about 90 percent of its trash avoids a landfill, according to Brian Dosa, Fort Hood’s director of public works. Right now, more than half goes into the base’s landfill.


  • Post-wide Yard Sale helps Families, reduces waste

    FORT HOOD, Texas (April 19, 2012) - The Post-wide Yard Sale held on Fort Hood Saturday was a Net Zero success, with more than 100 yard sales contributing to the project aimed at reducing waste as part of the 2020 Net Zero Waste program.


  • April 14 post-wide yard sale aimed at reducing waste

    FORT HOOD, Texas (April 5, 2012) - There may be more than 6,000 yard sales on Fort Hood April 14 when every resident on post can participate in the Post-wide Yard Sale.


  • Fort Hood turns on solar field, generates renewable energy

    FORT HOOD, Texas (March 29, 2012) - Fort Hood activated a 4-acre solar field Tuesday near Liberty Village that will generate one million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy annually for 300 single-family homes.


  • Collection center available for household items

    FORT HOOD, Texas (March 8, 2012) - Think green by safely disposing of unwanted household waste such as paints, detergents and cleaners, pesticides and herbicides, non-vehicle batteries, aerosol cans, oil and filters. The Fort Hood Classification Unit offers a safe, convenient disposal service with year-round access at the Household Waste Collection Center, Bldg. 1348 on North Avenue and 37th Street.


  • 89th MP Bde takes on Net Zero recycling challenge

    FORT HOOD, Texas (March 8, 2012) - One of the units leading the way for Net Zero Waste 2020 on Fort Hood is the 89th Military Police Brigade, with their Griffin Recycle Council. GRC’s members seek to identify tactics, techniques and procedures to empower Soldiers with recycling knowledge during monthly meetings. This is to enable the capability to make the 2020 Fort Hood N2W vision a sustained way of life.


  • Unit, housing area recycling efforts recognized at Hood Hero

    FORT HOOD, Texas (March 1, 2012) - Units and housing areas on Fort Hood are now receiving recognition for recycling efforts geared toward helping Fort Hood reach Net Zero Waste by 2020.


  • No Time to Waste

    FORT HOOD, Texas (February 2012) - Fort Hood representatives are working together for a greener and sustainable future to meet its Net Zero Waste goal and eliminate the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill by the year 2020.


  • Hood wins environmental award

    FORT HOOD, Texas (Feb. 2, 2012) - Fort Hood was recently announced the winner of the 2011 Secretary of the Army Environmental Quality Award in both the installation and team categories.


  • Net Zero Waste workgroups hold kick-off focus session

    FORT HOOD, Texas (Dec. 19, 2011) - Work continues to move forward on the Net Zero Waste program at Fort Hood. The most recent event to take place was the kick-off Net Zero Waste, or NZW, workgroup session Dec. 8, at Club Hood.

Highlights

Fort Hood Family Housing curbside recycling with new 96-gallon recycle containers will be implemented by January 2013. The containers will be picked up every other week and residents can also take additional recyclables to their community life centers.

Recyclable items that can be placed in the new green recycle containers include: newspapers, magazines, office paper, junk mail, cardboard, paperboard, paper bags, glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, tin and steel cans and plastics 1-7.