Fort Drum Recycles

Fort Drum Recycles This is the official Fort Drum Environmental Division recycling information page. Recycling information for the Greater Fort Drum community.

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Fort Drum Thrift Shop
01/30/2020

Fort Drum Thrift Shop

Re-opening Tuesday February 4th
01/30/2020

Re-opening Tuesday February 4th

Raise your hand if you're excited!

As of February 4th the Fort Drum Thrift Shop will be operating with our normal store hours!

TUESDAY - THURSDAY & FIRST SATURDAYS
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

- The store is open to all DOD and Non DOD card holders

- Consignment contracts that were set to expire in January will receive an automatic 30-day extension

- Consignors wishing to claim payments issued in 2019 during our closure may call 315-772-7189 to coordinate pick up or mailing of checks

Upstate Landscape and Supply
12/24/2019

Upstate Landscape and Supply

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π…πŽπ‘ π“π‡πŽπ’π„ πŽπ”π“π’πˆπƒπ„ π…πŽπ‘π“ πƒπ‘π”πŒ:
We are Leaving our business at 5pm:
34196 Jackson II rd
Carthage NY 13619
Making a left out of our driveway heading to Rt. Towards Whistle stop tavern,
We plan to head down rt 3 into great bend making a right at the light on 26 to head to the gas alley gate.
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We will go through the gate go into leRay on James st to pick friends quick (by 5:30 is the plan) then head straight to Rhicard and we will drive around the streets there! Pleaseeeee if you want to see Santa just be waiting by the road outside and he will stop and see your kids! We are all about having fun and helping you making memories!!πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ»

Looking to collect card fronts for ornament making. If you have any you are looking to dispose of you can drop them off ...
12/12/2019

Looking to collect card fronts for ornament making. If you have any you are looking to dispose of you can drop them off at the historic LeRay Mansion, bonus take a tour of the mansion decorated for the holiday season through January.

NYS  Department of Environmental Conservation
12/12/2019

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Wrap kinder!

Avoid buying metallic and plastic wrapping paper- it is not recyclable. Instead, save clothing boxes, ribbons, bows and wrapping paper to reuse next year. Gift bags and baskets are also great wrapping alternatives that can be used time and time again. #DECHolidayHints

Anyone else shop thrift shops first before buying new clothes? So much cheaper, still a huge selection and recycled. Lov...
09/26/2019

Anyone else shop thrift shops first before buying new clothes? So much cheaper, still a huge selection and recycled. Love our Fort Drum Thrift Shop.

Call2Recycle
09/23/2019

Call2Recycle

When someone mentions @Hasbro, you probably think of plastic toys. However, Hasbro has redesigned its plastic packaging to reduce waste. Their ultimate goal is to stop using packaging altogether by 2022. @Vox reports more on the ambitious green goal by the famous toy company: http://bit.ly/2KQJ1ik

09/11/2019
Dont forget the free Sustainability expo today. Such important information. Here is just some of the great information a...
09/11/2019

Dont forget the free Sustainability expo today. Such important information. Here is just some of the great information available. Save $460.00 from your unit funds. Yes please.

Please share. Open to everyone. Are you a visitor on Fort Drum? Just sign in at the Main Gate Visitor's Center and come ...
09/05/2019

Please share. Open to everyone. Are you a visitor on Fort Drum? Just sign in at the Main Gate Visitor's Center and come see some amazing Green Sustainable products. Free admission, free food, and all kinds of vendors.

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
08/25/2019

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division

If you're still making your weekend plans don't forget about the last session of the 10th Mountain Division Band's summer concert series this Sunday! And, before you head to LeRay Mansion, be sure to stop by the Crescent Woods Community Center for the North Country Spouses Club Open House.

Save the Date! Come learn about the DoD Sustainable Procurement Program (SPP) and your role!!! Visit over 25 vendors and...
08/12/2019

Save the Date! Come learn about the DoD Sustainable Procurement Program (SPP) and your role!!! Visit over 25 vendors and organizations featuring products and services that enhance and sustain mission readiness through cost-effective acquisition while achieving compliances and reducing resource consumption.

Free Event, Open to All, Free Food!!

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
06/10/2019

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division

Tomorrow the 10th Mountain Division Band's Summer Concert series is kicking off at LeRay Mansion at 7 pm! Grab your blankets and camp chairs. Pack a picnic dinner and meet us on the lawn!

Please be aware that parking will not be available at the mansion. Follow the signs for parking at the Light Fighter School parking lot. Buses will transport all attendees to the concert and back again throughout the event!

Rain delay, rescheduled to next week. Please share.
06/03/2019

Rain delay, rescheduled to next week. Please share.

Please be aware that due to the forecast, tomorrow's 10th Mountain Division Band concert at LeRay Mansion has been rescheduled for June 11 at 7 pm. Help us spread the word so no one misses out on this great event!

Fort Drum FMWR
05/08/2019

Fort Drum FMWR

We still have some great equipment for sale. Hurry before it is gone.
Today is the last day.

Fort Drum Natural Resources
05/06/2019

Fort Drum Natural Resources

Make sure to mark your calendars!

Exchange
04/12/2019

Exchange

UPDATE.... the pallets are pretty much gone... the great ones went first... Thank you for sharing... we will always get more, So keep an eye out and help yourselves!!
......

Spring got you feeling crafty.... we’ve got the pallets if you’ve got the time!!

Fort Drum Recycles's cover photo
02/11/2019

Fort Drum Recycles's cover photo

For the latest up-to-date recycling information on Fort Drum please use the Fort Drum Recycle app on Google Play.  Also ...
02/11/2019

For the latest up-to-date recycling information on Fort Drum please use the Fort Drum Recycle app on Google Play. Also feel free to ask any questions here. We are happy to help.

Frugally Sustainable
01/21/2019

Frugally Sustainable

Fort Drum Area Events
01/12/2019

Fort Drum Area Events

"This is a FREE event ! Basically what you do is bring clothes you no longer want that are in good condition. No stains or tears please. You donate it to the Clothes Swap as you drop it off in a designated area and our helpful volunteers will sort thru it and put them out for others to take. Once you drop off your clothes you then go thru what we have available and take what you want. Usually the way it works is that if you bring a bag you fill the same bag you brought your clothes in. Hope to see everyone there !" Click here for more details:
facebook.com/groups/fortdrumclothesswap

Great info!
12/09/2018

Great info!

Wrap kinder!

Avoid buying metallic and plastic wrapping paper- it is not recyclable. Instead, save clothing boxes, ribbons, bows and wrapping paper to reuse next year. Gift bags and baskets are also great wrapping alternatives that can be used time and time again. #DECHolidayHints

12/05/2018

On the 2nd day of the Eco-Holiday Countdown.

Interested in keeping your holiday season as green and eco-friendly as possible? Shop local.

The Fort Drum area is home to a number of great local businesses, products and places to shop. Food like wine to Croghan bologna to cheeses to just name a few. Artisans abound in several locally owned gift shops. Maybe think of something that is quintessentially North Country like Adirondack Chairs that you can find made local.

What is your favorite local product or business?

12/04/2018

Have you been thinking about how to generate less waste for the holidays? Maybe you're just thinking you can't fit anymore stuff into your house/the kid's rooms/your jewelry box. If you are like me you might be thinking my kids need nothing (plus I always end up picking it up so smart decisions must be made.)

Now I have been on the "experiences" gift band wagon for a few years. As a family we all have fun, create memories and best of all- no trash. (Well I think the memories that last a lifetime is top but you know what I mean.)

Sometimes these type of gifts come with a hefty price tag but this blog post had some great ideas https://www.goingzerowaste.com/blog/50-of-the-best-experience-gifts.

I will share some ideas local to Fort Drum below in the comments. Help me add to the list.

11/01/2018

The free Fort Drum Recycling phone app is up and running. In your app store, just search for "Fort Drum Recycling" on any iPhone or Android devise and download it. All your questions about where to dispose/recycle items is right there at your fingertips. Military members can use the "Report a Problem" feature which is very helpful sending a DPW Service Request. YES! You can send a Service Request directly to the Fort Drum Service Center by using this app! Just tap the three circles at the bottom right hand corner and follow the directions...It's that easy! Download it today and use it for all your disposal/recycling/DPW Service Request needs.

Yesterday the Fort Drum Recycling team unveiled their new waste watcher app. Go to Google play and get the Fort Drum Rec...
09/12/2018

Yesterday the Fort Drum Recycling team unveiled their new waste watcher app. Go to Google play and get the Fort Drum Recycle app today.

09/11/2018

Don't forget today is the day. OPEN TO ALL.0930-1330 at the Commons!

Join us on September 11th, 2018 at Fort Drum for the 5th Annual Fort Drum Sustainability Expo. The Fort Drum Sustainability Expo is a tremendous opportunity to interact with key personnel from the organizations and commands that makeup this very important army installation. Network with personnel from 6 major units, 28 military tenants, and 10 civilian tenants. The event's focus is to support Fort Drum's mission readiness, soldier health and safety, sustainability initiatives, and heighten awareness of sustainable procurement compliance requirements, benefits, and the resources available to Fort Drum purchasers. In 2017, Fort Drum issued over $39.6M in contracts for construction, supplies, and services (up $2.9M), and spent over $5.5M just in credit card purchases. MEDDAC spent $18.7M on supplies, equipment, and contracts, and NAF spending was over $808,000. Hosted by Directorate, Public Works, Environmental - the Fort Drum Sustainability Expo can accommodate up to 35 vendors, so make your plans to participate and make contact with 100-150 personnel that you cannot reach any other way. Vendors will feature products and services including: Recycled content products, Biobased products, Energy efficient products, WaterSense products, Environmental services, and Products and services that support Fort Drum sustainability initiatives.

07/05/2018
Verge Science

Verge Science

Why it's so hard to recycle electronics.

Taking the challenge! Anyone with me?
07/02/2018

Taking the challenge! Anyone with me?

It’s Plastic Free July! Join the challenge and #choosetorefuse single use plastics and disposable packaging this month and be part of the global movement to create a cleaner, better world for generations to come. Pledge to give up one item, many, or all single-use disposable plastics! Take the pledge and learn more at:http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/

Pre-Cycling is the new word in reducing waste.  My current favorite way to pre-cycle is refusing plastic straws. What's ...
05/24/2018

Pre-Cycling is the new word in reducing waste. My current favorite way to pre-cycle is refusing plastic straws. What's your pre-cycling fave?

Have you heard of pre-cycling? Pre-cycling, or waste reduction, means stopping waste before it happens, preventing waste at its source and reducing the amount of waste we produce.

Easy ways to pre-cycle include using reusable and refillable containers, reusing school and office supplies such as three-ring binders and folders, sending files electronically whenever possible and setting your printer’s default to double sided printing.

For more information on pre-cycling visit https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8826.html

Less Plastic
03/21/2018

Less Plastic

Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes
03/21/2018

Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes

Are you looking for a fun winter project? Dig through your recyclables and create a recycled work of art! Enter your project in for a chance to win tickets to The Wild Center!

Fort Drum Thrift Shop
02/14/2018

Fort Drum Thrift Shop

NYS  Department of Environmental Conservation
02/13/2018

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Don’t forget - the 2018 New York Recycles Poster #Contest is now underway. The contest is a unique way for students in grades K-12 to showcase their individual artistic talents in the areas of waste reduction, #recycling, and #composting. Winners are selected and prizes are awarded for each age group.

The deadline is May 16, 2018, so don't wait to check out the themes and contest rules here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/32506.html

More and more communities require clear garbage bags including Fort Drum Garrison and Division assets.
02/02/2018
Carthage Republican Tribune

More and more communities require clear garbage bags including Fort Drum Garrison and Division assets.

DON'T FORGET: Only clear bags with a maximum size of 33 gallons are being accepted at the town of Champion transfer station as of Feb. 1.

10/09/2017
Cheap milk jug skull tutorial - easy way to make skulls

It seems like when the holidays come around I search out any way to save some money and buy less decorating junk even thought it is tempting. I saw this awesome upcycling video and had to share. Milk jugs into skulls. Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDGiQB5DFUk

www.monstertutorials.com - How to make skulls out of milk jugs. This is a super easy way to make many skulls for a fraction of the cost of one skull! Heat gu...

Hope to see everyone at the Commons tomorrow for the Sustainability Expo. Looking for some amazing green products, techn...
07/18/2017

Hope to see everyone at the Commons tomorrow for the Sustainability Expo. Looking for some amazing green products, technology, or wondering where to get training for a green job when you're out of your green suit? The expo is the place to be. Come over to the recycling table and say hi. I will be there all day.

Digitally cleaning out my computer today and saw this gem. I would have totally sung this to my kids when they were litt...
07/05/2017

Digitally cleaning out my computer today and saw this gem. I would have totally sung this to my kids when they were little right along with the clean up song.

To wash or not to wash that is the question.I often get the question from people all over postβ€”Do I need to wash my recy...
06/29/2017

To wash or not to wash that is the question.

I often get the question from people all over postβ€”Do I need to wash my recyclables? Doesn’t it waste water and thereby negate the green effects of recycling?

These are great questions. First it should be noted that several studies have been done comparing water usage of manufacturing from recyclable material vs. virgin material. The effects of all these studies are fairly consistent and the short answer is, even rinsing and washing recyclables saves water.

So what to do? On Fort Drum and in Mountain Community Homes we are all single-stream/ one bin recyclers which means food, grease and other non-recyclable things in our bins can lead to contamination. Contamination means smelly, messy recycling bins for you and recyclables that are less valuable and have a chance of being land filled instead of recycled. The solution is super easy- just three simple things to keep in mind.

One, empty is best! Empty all containers prior to recycling them, to help keep paper and cardboard nice and dry. Two, rinse conservatively–no need to go sanitize that milk jug when a simple swish of water will do the trick. Three, the drier the better (keeps paper and cardboard highly recyclable.)

I hope this helps clean up a recycling myth (see what I did there). I would love to address your recycling questions, myths, impressions etc. Let me know what’s on your mind, I would love to help you recycle more!

Are you new to New York State? Some folks don't know about the New York State Bottle Bill a.k.a the Returnable Container...
06/28/2017

Are you new to New York State? Some folks don't know about the New York State Bottle Bill a.k.a the Returnable Container Act. When you buy carbonated soft drinks, beer and other malt beverages, mineral water, soda water, water and wine cooler containers in New York State you are charged a 5 cent deposit on each of those items (ex. a 6-pack will cost you an additional 30 cents). To get that deposit back you must take the empty bottles/containers to a redemption center. Also, unlike some other states cans and bottles must NOT be crushed in order to be redeemable.

If your cans are crushed and non-redeemable, no worries, you can still recycle them in your Single Stream Recycling Containers on post and in housing.

05/26/2017
Nifty Outdoors

I love these upcycle ideas. I am working really hard to refuse straws when I get that iced coffee I am craving. What's your stance on disposable straws?

How To Recycle Straws Into Travel Packs πŸ•

Timeline Photos
05/08/2017

Timeline Photos

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The free Fort Drum Recycling phone app is up and running. In your app store, just search for "Fort Drum Recycling" on any iPhone or Android devise and download it. All your questions about where to dispose/recycle items is right there at your fingertips. Military members can use the "Report a Problem" feature which is very helpful sending a DPW Service Request. YES! You can send a Service Request directly to the Fort Drum Service Center by using this app! Just tap the three circles at the bottom right hand corner and follow the directions...It's that easy! Download it today and use it for all your disposal/recycling/DPW Service Request needs.
Please be advised, the Fort Drum Transfer Site will be closed on 09 October 2018. Sorry for any inconvenience.
where exactly can you drop off the plastic bottles? (New York's Returnable Container Act)
Are one of the sites for disposing of bulk trash i have moving boxes and other house hold items i need to dispose of or does anyone know where i can