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Welcome to Solid Waste and Recycling

DoD faces multiple sustainability challenges in solid waste management: wastes are generated from various industrial, recreational, and commercial operations, landfills are reaching capacity, and disposal costs are steadily escalating. DoD uses an integrated waste management approach to effectively address these challenges and comply with Federal and DoD requirements, including Executive Order 13514, "Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance" and the DoD Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan. The integrated waste management approach includes source reduction, reuse, donation, recycling, composting, and volume reduction/energy recovery; the approach maximizes diversion of non-hazardous wastes from landfills and incinerators and reduces disposal costs. Combined with economic feasibility and market commodity analysis, the integrated approach provides a clear, sustainable framework to support environmentally responsible DoD activities.

DoD Waste Diversion at a Glance, FY11

  • Non-Hazardous Solid Waste

    Total Generated: 2,245,039 tons
    Total diverted: 909,135 tons (40%)

  • Construction & Demolition Debris

    Total Generated: 4,139,903 tons Total diverted: 3,194,903 tons (67%)

  • Total Waste Generated:

    6,384,546 tons

  • Total Waste Diverted:

    4,104,038 tons (67%)

  • Total Cost Savings:

    $148 million

Last Modified: 02 May 2016 at 11:18