Installations can establish Qualified Recycling Programs (QRPs) as part of their integrated waste management program to retain revenue from the sale of recycled materials. In addition to diverting waste from disposal facilities, installations save landfill disposal costs and use the proceeds to fund various programs and local project costs. Cost-effective and successful QRPs require understanding of solid waste stream characteristics and financial management, including marketability of materials, recycling costs, sales proceeds, and cost avoidance.
10 USC 2577:, Disposal of Recyclable Materials
32 CFR 172, Disposition of Proceeds from DoD Sales of Surplus Personal Property