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 2014, the municipal solid waste diversion rate was increased to 49%, and Fort Hood has decreased the amount of material that enters the
landfill by 25% over the past few years. However, Fort Hood still puts 50 tons of waste into the landfill every day, so we have a long way to go to reach
our goal of zero waste by 2020. 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 Waste 254-535-8557
Recycle Center 254-287-2336
The Fort Hood Family Housing curbside recycling program has been a major focus in the Net Zero Waste Program for the past few years and we have seen
an 80% increase in material recycled from the housing villages. Congratulations to everyone that contributed to this success!
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.
"Being selected as one of the Army's Net Zero Waste installations is a testament to the Fort Hood military community. It dedicates the demonstration and devotion that each and every one of us here at Fort Hood has shown in developing the Fort Hood Recycle Program and the ongoing education that we strive to pass on to our fellow members in the Fort Hood community. It truly is an honor that the Army sees that Fort Hood has the potential to achieve Net Zero Waste by 2020"
COL Matthew G. Elledge
Fort Hood U.S. Army Garrison Commander
Call 254-535-8557 or email Jennifer Rawlings at
firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the most recent information on the
Monthly Recycle Coordinator Workgroup Meetings.