This is the official Fort Drum Environmental Division recycling information page. Recycling information for the Greater Fort Drum community.
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Alt National Park Service
I was extremely disheartened by a lot of what I saw in the barracks today. Numerous unsecured rooms, filthy laundry rooms, damaged unit property and uncleanliness in many of the common areas just to name a few things. It was obvious that leaders of all ranks have not been in many of the barracks in a long time. This will get fixed!! Our Soldiers deserve better than this!!
BYOB is in effect!
Cold weather is moving in this week. Make sure those windows and doors are closed and latched. Weatherproof your home to protect against the cold! What energy efficiencies do you do as the seasons change?
Did you know appliances and electronics use energy even on standby or sleep mode? Identify and eliminate energy sucking vampire appliances in your home and office like cable and satellite boxes, video game controllers, cell phone chargers, printers and computers and standby coffee makers.
Easiest way to combat these "vampires"? Unplug devices when not in use, use power strips for easy on and off, and upgrade to EnergyStar appliances.
Today's tips are all about small changes in your home/office that can make a big difference. They are timely too. Time to reverse those ceiling fans, keep your heat at 68 maximum and change out light bulbs to LED since its getting cooler and darker out sooner.
What are your favorite ways to save energy at home and in the office?
Watch here for tips all week on how to save energy! #powertowin
Fort Drum Cultural Resources Program at the LeRay Mansion
You are invited to the 3rd annual Haunted Mansion. Open to all who have access to Fort Drum. Read true ghost stories from Fort Drum's backyard while strolling the grounds of the LeRay Mansion.
Social distancing and masks required.
Please stop flushing inappropriate items down the toilets!
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
It's time to #BYOBagNY. The plastic bag ban is in effect and today DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that New York State will begin enforcement of the State’s ban on plastic bags on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020.
The plastic bag ban, which went into effect on March 1, was not enforced per an agreement between the parties in a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court. The Court’s decision is a victory and a vindication of New York State’s efforts to end the scourge of plastic bags and a direct rebuke to the plastic bag manufacturers who tried to stop the law and DEC’s regulations to implement it. New Yorkers use an estimated 23 billion plastic bags annually—each for about 12 minutes—and approximately 85 percent of this staggering total ends up in landfills, recycling machines, waterways, and streets.
Learn about exemptions to the plastic bag ban, and find frequently asked questions, and posters, flyers, and tip strips to download, as well as tips for keeping reusable bags clean on the DEC website https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/50034.html
Fort Drum Natural Resources
NOTICE TO ALL RECREATIONISTS: A large-scale military training exercises is scheduled to occur from 24 September - 17 October. Access to the training areas for recreation will not be available during this time period -- please plan accordingly.
Your Used Mask Needs to Make It to the Trash Can
They’re on beaches, in parking lots and on sidewalks. You probably won’t catch the coronavirus from a discarded mask, but the litter poses a risk to the environment.
Fort Drum Remington Park & Recreational Lodging
With 4th of July🇺🇲 approaching please read 👀 below👇 regarding Remington park:
Swimming 🤿- NO
Using the pavilions 🎪 - NO (Especially this weekend! We know its tempting to have a party in the park. This will be strictly enforced👮♂️👮♀️)
Kayaking and canoeing 🛶 -YES
Fishing (catch and release) 🎣 -YES
Playgrounds 🤸♂️🤸♀️ - YES
Dog Park 🐕🐩🐾 -YES
Trails 🏃♂️🚵♀️ -YES
Please observe the guidelines Fort Drum has set forth by not having large gatherings in the park. Also by practicing 6ft of social distancing.
Have a great weekend,
The staff here at Remington Park
Interested in doing more for the community, that helps divert waste, saves families money and provides scholarships. The Fort Drum Thrift Shop has board positions open now. We love them, 1,000s of tons are diverted from landfills every year and given extended life.
CRUCIAL HELP NEEDED! we need the Fort Drum communities help now more than ever. BOARD POSITIONS ARE OPEN and we desperately need people to serve a one year volunteer position to the thrift shop board.
Board positions must be filled in order to reopen the Thrift Shop.
We have until 31 May to find new board members. This great community needs great people like you to apply now.
Apply here http://Fortdrumthriftshop.com/volunteering.html
Today's edition is a reoccurring theme. Please know that ALL WIPES CLOG PIPES. Our Fort Drum Public Works staff is literally working around the clock to clear sewer blockages that are caused daily mainly by wipes being flushed. We can do better, we have to do better.
Please help me stop showing you pictures of clogged pipes. Stay safe and help keep our community safe.
Well this isn't the Earth Day post I hoped to bring everyone but here it is.
DO NOT flush anything but toilet paper. Flushable wipes, cleaning wipe, baby wipe, any kind of wipe, paper towel, etc. are NOT FLUSHABLE!!!!!!!! Wipes must go in the garbage.
Picture is the wipes that our PW team had to clean out of the clogged housing sewers this morning. These clogs not only put our PW Garrison teams at risk but can also stop your sewer system from draining properly and backing up in yards and homes.
PLEASE STOP FLUSHING WIPES!!!!
Calling all young writers.
Please only flush toilet paper! No wipes should ever be flushed down your toilet. Yes, this means flushable wipes too!
Don't ever flush flushable wipes, disinfectant wipes, paper towels or diapers in your toilet. Help us keep your toilets running to the sewer system and not back up into our homes.
Don’t believe the hype. Never flush wipes!
Flushable wipes and baby wipes should never be sent down toilets and drains. Please share so we can all keep sewer backups out of our homes and our toilets can keep flushing.
Good information. Be careful and stay safe.
Even if your cleansing wipes are running low, please do not mix cleaning products when disinfecting your home 🧽 Certain mixtures can create toxic fumes and skin irritation.
Bleach and vinegar causes coughing, breathing problems, burning and watery eyes.
Bleach and ammonia causes shortness of breath and chest pain.
Bleach and rubbing alcohol causes drowsiness.
Hydrogen peroxide and vinegar can cause severe irritation to the skin, eyes, and respiratory system.
🔗List of CDC-recommended cleaning products:https://www.americanchemistry.com/Novel-Coronavirus-Fighting-Products-List.pdf
Natick Public Works Department
Here's what those so-called 'flushable' wipes do to sewer pumps. When the pump's clogged its not pumping away the wastewater... #nowipesinthepipes
Please please don’t flush anything down your toilets but toilet paper.
Even items like flushable wipes are not flushable. They do not break down in the sewer systems and create clogs.
DO NoT flush paper towels, grease, cloth, diapers, flushable wipes down your drains.
Your Fort Drum Public works staff is till working hard for you. Please don’t put them at risk by clogging the sewer system. Plus none of us need a sewer back up in our homes right now, right!
Trash and recycling services are essential services and will be on their regular schedule. Please do your part to follow the rules, now more than ever, and keep them and their families safe.
Keep climbing Fort Drum families, we will all meet at the top when this is over. Stay safe!
Public agencies are urging people to throw their disinfecting wipes in the trash, warning that not doing so could cause blockages and damage to sewer systems.
Fort Drum Thrift Shop
Cleaning out closets and finding yourself with a stack of old t-shirts? This is a great project for all ages. Try making reusable no sew bags out of them. They are washable and great for kids to take on nature walks!
Share a link below and tell us what you make out of old t-shirts. Reduce textile waste by giving it one more life before you recycle it!
Fort Drum Thrift Shop
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
𝐃𝐎 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐇𝐀𝐕𝐄 𝐊𝐈𝐃𝐒 𝐓𝐇𝐀𝐓 𝐖𝐀𝐍𝐓 𝐓𝐎 𝐒𝐄𝐄 𝐒𝐀𝐍𝐓𝐀 𝐈𝐍 𝐏𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐎𝐍 𝐓𝐎𝐍𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓 𝐎𝐑 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐍 𝐇𝐎𝐑𝐒𝐄𝐒 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐀 𝐖𝐀𝐆𝐎𝐍?? Our family will be bringing Santa around by horse and wagon TONIGHT!!! Here’s our route as we head to FORT DRUM as a way to thank the community and our soldiers and their families for all they do for us!!! Please feel free to meet us along the way and have your kids 𝐖𝐀𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 on the side of the road if you want Santa to stop and say hi!!!! 𝐎𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐖𝐈𝐒𝐄 𝐖𝐄 𝐖𝐈𝐋𝐋 𝐃𝐑𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐁𝐘 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐊𝐍𝐎𝐖𝐈𝐍𝐆...
𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐓𝐇𝐎𝐒𝐄 𝐎𝐔𝐓𝐒𝐈𝐃𝐄 𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐓 𝐃𝐑𝐔𝐌:
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.
𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐓𝐇𝐎𝐒𝐄 𝐎𝐍 𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐓 𝐃𝐑𝐔𝐌:
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!!🎅🏻🎄🎅🏻
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.
Make sure you download the app.
Wondering what to do with your real Christmas tree? Electronics that no longer work? Wonder no more. Check out the Fort Drum Recycle app to answer all your questions. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mil.army.drum.recollect.waste&hl=en_US Find it on the Google Play store today, search for Fort Drum Recycling.
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
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. Love our Fort Drum Thrift Shop.
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
Fort Drum, NY
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