Frequently Asked Questions
The recycling contract has transitioned from LeMay, Inc. to Corporate Waste Solutions effective November 1, 2022. Both parties are working together to ensure there is little to no interruption in service while the transition is taking place. As it will take several weeks to complete, you may see both LeMay and Corporate Waste Solutions bins around base. Some facilities are being consolidated and bins are being relocated. If you find that you do not have a recycling bin where you once had one, please contact our office at 253-982-3451 and someone will update you on the status of your recycle bin. We appreciate your understanding and patience through this transition!
Yes! Please contact us at our office and our Recycling Operations Manager, Ronnie White will work with you to figure out what type and size container will meet your needs.
Your commingled recycle bin should include Cardboard, Paper, Metal Cans, and Rigid Plastics #1 and #2. Please do not place glass in your commingled recycle bin as it can break and cause a safety hazard for our employees.
You can recycle glass and many other items at one of our drop off centers. To learn more about what our drop off centers take, please visit our Recycle 101 page.
Items that should not be placed in the recycle bin are called contaminants. The most common at the JBLM recycle centers are plastic bags, gloves, paper towels, forks, plastic saran wrap, and to-go food containers.
Please separate these items out of your recycling or risk contaminating the entire recycle stream. For more information on contamination visit our video resources.
You can drop off all types of metal at one of our drop off centers. We accept all of the following:
- Metal Cans: Aluminum, Bi-Metal, and Steel
- Scrap Metal: Aluminum, Steel, Brass, and Copper
- White Goods: Dishwashers, Washer/Dryers, Stoves
- Furniture: Metal Folding Chairs, Desks, Filing Cabinets
All metal cans must be empty of liquids and food debris, cleaned and dry before recycling.
Please note, we cannot accept White Goods such as refrigerators or ice makers that contain or contained freon.
You can drop off scrap wood at one of our recycling centers. We accept the following wood for recycling:
- UNTREATED Scrap Wood
- Tree Trunks and Branches (less than 4 inches in diameter)
- Grass, Leaves, Vines, Pine Needles, Hay, Straw
If you have pallets, we have developed the JBLM Pallet Reuse Program. You can either drop off pallets at one of our recycling centers or request a pickup through the website. We accept both plastic and wood pallets for the program. Pallets do not have to be in perfect condition and painted wood pallets are accepted.
Please note, we cannot accept wooden crates or pallets with foam or plastic attached.
If you are in need of pallets please contact our office for more information about the quantity and size of pallets we have available.
The new Pallet Reuse Program is a free service offered to civilians and DOD members to reuse of gently used pallets. If you wish to donate pallets you can drop them off at one of our facilities or schedule a pick up.
JBLM accepts food waste for composting. Please ensure your food waste has no rubberbands, twist ties, plastic bags, gloves, or any other trash.
Our compost program does not accept food-related items sucha as napkins, food wrapping, straws, plates, cups, coffee stirs etc.
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