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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 2016, the municipal solid waste diversion rate was increased to 56%, and Fort Hood has decreased the amount of material that enters the landfill by 30% over the past few years. However, Fort Hood still puts 16,000 tons of waste into the landfill every year, so we have a long way to go to reach our goal of zero waste by 2020.

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.

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The results of a yearlong Food Waste Composting Pilot Program suggested implementing a compost center to accommodate food waste on Fort Hood. This project will be completed in the summer of 2017 and can help divert up to 6,400 tons of food and organic waste from entering the Fort Hood landfill. Single stream recycling is now in full operation and all recycle materials can be placed into one container. Recyclable items that can be placed in the blue 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.

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