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DPW Recycle

Fort Hood Recycle mission: The Recycle Program reduces the amount of materials sent to the landfill, generates funds through the sale of materials, and supports environmental stewardship at Fort Hood. Keeping materials out of the landfill doesn’t only save the Army money but generates funds that support pollution prevention projects and Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation events.

Location: South end of 72nd Street next to Railhead Drive, south of Santa Fe. The business office is located at building 4626 and the recycle processing center is located at building 4621.

Single stream recycling service: Fort Hood Recycle’s single stream service makes recycling easy, allowing for recyclables to be commingled. Cardboard, plastic, metal, paper, and glass can be placed in the same container. The only item that should be bagged in clear plastic is shredded paper. Nothing else should be bagged.


Plastic bags, film, and wrappers cannot be recycled in the same bin and must come directly to the Recycle Center. Other miscellaneous recyclables like holiday lights, civilian clothing, toner cartridges, scrap metal, pallets, small household appliances, and CDs can be recycled at the Center.


Other recycle services:

  • Civilian Clothing and Shoes
  • Certified Scale Operations (DITY Moves)
    • Certified scales located at the recycle center are available to soldiers that are doing DITY moves.
    • There will be a $5 charge for this service.
    • Scales are open from 0730-1130 and 1230-1600.
  • Free Roll-Off Service
  • Document Destruction Facility
    • Shredding services offered for unclassified, classified, and secret documents.

The recycle center's shredder is industrial capacity and can very quickly shred all of your unwanted documents. No one will ever read your information.

For classified and secret document shredding, please call 254-287-2336.




  • For more information about the Fort Hood Recycle program please call 254-287-2336 or come by the recycle center.
  • For information about 'Brown Containers' on Fort Hood, please contact Inland Services at 254-532-2256

Recyclables accepted: Guide to Recycling


Commingled recyclables accepted for single stream service:

  • Aluminum/tin/steel cans
  • Glass (all colors)
  • Plastics and bottles #1-7
  • Mixed/white paper
  • Magazines
  • Junk mail
  • Newspaper with inserts
  • Telephone and coloring books
  • Flattened cardboard
  • Shredded paper (must be placed in clear plastic bags).
  • Paperboard (such as cereal/frozen food boxes, milk/juice cartons)

Miscellaneous recyclables accepted at the Fort Hood Recycle Center:

  • Scrap metals
  • Wire and cable (including concertina wire)
  • Toner cartridges
  • Plastic and wood pallets (unbroken)
  • #6 EPS Styrofoam (#6 EPS Peanuts are accepted)
  • Civilian clothing and athletic shoes
  • Plastic toys
  • LDPE stretch wrap, bubble wrap, and clear film
  • Shopping Bags

DO NOT place these items in the blue recycling containers:

  • No diapers
  • No needles or sharps
  • No batteries
  • No food waste
  • No hazardous materials


Please call if you have questions.


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