Solid Waste & Recycling Program
Solid Waste & Recycling Program

Frequently Asked Questions

On base housing residents: Bag separately from all other wastes, place in the "Non-Combustibles" container.

Off base housing residents: Dispose of them in accordance with local trash segregation requirements. Iwakuni City requirement: Bag separately from all other wastes, in a clear bag and take them out to the designated waste pickup point on Plastic, Ceramic/Glass, Metal/Fragmental, Bottle, or Can pickup days. 

Work place: Bag separately from all other wastes, place in the "Non-Combustibles" container.

Lead-acid batteries are typically used in vehicles and ground support equipment, but this is also applicable to the numerous “sealed lead-acid” batteries found in exit lights and other sources.

Turn in at the Station Recycle Center, Bldg. 7725 during their operation hours (0715 – 1545).

DO NOT DISPOSE THEM IN TRASH ENCLOSURE.

Take tires, tubes and seat off. Bring them to Recycling Center, Bldg. 7725.

For more information, contact Recycling Center personnel at DSN: 253-3245.

Yes. Drop soft and hard cover books in the Magazine Recycling Container at Recyclable Material Drop Off point in front of Recycling Center, Bldg. 7725.

No. Aluminum and steel cans do not have to be separated.

Empty and rinse free of liquid and food residue.  Deposit into "cans" container.  Place lids and removable tops (aluminum and steel) inside of cans before disposal.

Cans could also be dropped off in the Can Recycling Container at Recyclable Material Drop Off point in front of Recycling Center, Bldg. 7725.  It is accessible 7 days/week, 24 hours/day.

Off base residents and employees are encouraged to bring cans to the Recycling Center.

Remove as much tape as possible and separate all other waste including Styrofoam.  Break down boxes so that they lay flat.

Make Sure they are dry. Wet Cardboard cannot be recycled.

Recyclable Material Drop Off Point is in front of Recycling Center, Bldg. 7725.

Other locations: Take them out to the trash enclosure on a sunny day.  Waste pick-up contractor will take them to the Recycling Center. 

All personnel (both from on and off base) are encouraged to drop off their cardboard at the Recycling Center, Bldg. 7725.  Recyclable Material Drop Off point is accessible 7 days/week, 24 hours/day.

On base housing residents: * Contact Family Housing prior to taking item(s) out.

Work place: Take the item to DRMO (DSN: 253-4089 or 4608) with the proper paperwork. If the equipment belongs to Marine Corps Property (MCP), contact Responsible Officer (RO) in your office with proper paperwork.

RECYCLE CENTER DOES NOT ACCEPT THESE ITEMS.

On base housing residents: You must contact Family Housing to schedule services for removal of Freon and disposal of item. Fees may apply.

Off base housing residents: Please contact Family Housing to discuss proper disposal options, fees may apply for the removal of the item.

RECYCLE CENTER DOES NOT ACCEPT THESE ITEMS.

Fluorescent lamps, tubular shaped glass lamps may contain mercury and/or phosphorus.

Do not break.  Protect from accidental breakage by using original protective box or sleeve, or wrap in newspaper.

On base housing residents: Put protected lamp in a plastic or paper bag, place item in "Non-Combustibles" container.

Off base housing residents: Dispose them in accordance with local trash segregation requirements.

Iwakuni City requirement: Put protected lamps in a clear plastic bag by themselves, and take them out to the designated waste pickup point on Plastic, Ceramic/Glass, Metal/Fragmental, Bottle, or Can pickup days.  Contents of the bag must be identifiable. * Number of lamps Iwakuni City accepts is limited to 2 lamps/household/pickup day.

Work place: Dispose of in accordance with established hazardous waste/material requirements.

Make sure the fire extinguisher is empty. Remove the lid and hose.

Bring canister and lid to Recycle Center, Bldg. 7725.

Dispose of hose with non-combustibles

Examples: Cosmetic bottles, pesticide & fertilizer bottles, beverage bottles (e.g. juice, vitamin supplement, liquor and medicine bottles), food bottles (e.g. salad dressing, pepper sauce, instant coffee, jelly and jam pots), beverage (coffee & tea) cups, ash trays, vases, pottery, flat glass, heat-resistant glass, mirrors and incandescent light bulbs, etc.

On base housing and work place: Wash out or rinse the bottles.  Wrap dangerous or broken glass with newspaper.  Deposit in "Glass" container.  Dispose caps (plastic & metal) as "Non-Combustibles".

Off base housing residents: Dispose them in accordance with local trash segregation.

Iwakuni City regulation:

  • Pottery, cups, glasses, cookware, vases, chemical bottles (used-up), window glass, & mirror: Wrap dangerous or broken glass in newspaper.  Put in Iwakuni City’s designated non-combustible bag (green), and take out on Ceramic & Glass Items pickup day.
  • Bottles (food, condiments, beverage, medicine, and cosmetic bottles): Put in Iwakuni City’s designated non-combustible bag (green), and take out on Bottles pickup day.

Examples: Insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides, algaecides, detergents, solvents,  paints, lacquers, strippers, cleaners, degreasers, laundry bleach, lubricants, adhesives, hair spray, shaving crème, deodorants, air fresheners, etc.

Keep products out of the reach of children.

Do not discharge any kind of chemicals into drain.

Share reusable products with others! First, is Reuse, by giving them away to neighbors, friends or other people who can use up the materials.

To dispose expired/non-usable chemicals:
• Keep the product securely in its original container.  Make sure the product is not leaking.
• Bag the product separately from all other waste and place it besides the trash container.

Units: Contact your Hazardous Waste Managers.  Disposal must be conducted in accordance with MCASO 5090.8.

Contact Station HazWaste program Manger at 253-6963 for further questions.

Tires:
Auto Hobby Shop, Ext. 253-5325 Fees may apply.
Batteries:
On base housing residents: Bag separately from all other wastes, place in the "Non-Combustibles" container.
Off base housing residents: Dispose of them in accordance with local trash segregation requirements. Iwakuni City requirement: Bag separately from all other wastes, in a clear bag and take them out to the designated waste pickup point on Plastic, Ceramic/Glass, Metal/Fragmental, Bottle, or Can pickup days.
Work place: Bag separately from all other wastes, place in the "Non-Combustibles" container.
Oil:
No vehicle maintenance is allowed on the installation, only at the Hobby Shop.
Office Furniture:
Turn usable furniture to DRMO, Bldg. 299 (DSN: 253-4089/4608).  If the furniture belongs to the Station Marine Corps Property (SMCP), contact Responsible Officer (RO) at your work place.
To dispose of unserviceable furniture, turn recyclable material (Light and Heavy Metals) into Recycling Center.
RECYCLE CENTER DOES NOT ACCEPT OFFICE FURNITURE.
Household Furniture (couches, recliners, mattresses, box springs, floor rugs, carpets, etc. that are unserviceable):
On base housing residents: Contact Family Housing prior to taking item(s) out Take them out to the designated large item pickup location (beside trash enclosures or in trash rooms). Large item pickup is scheduled every Tuesday and Friday.   Please plan accordingly and only stage items the evening prior to these days to prevent them lying around for an extended period.
Off base housing residents: Please contact Family Housing to discuss proper disposal options, fees may apply for the removal of the item.
RECYCLE CENTER DOES NOT ACCEPT HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE.
Electronics (TVs, computers, radios, irons, vacuum cleaners, rice steamers, ovens, etc.):
On base housing residents: Contact Family Housing prior to taking item(s) out.
Work place: Take the item to DRMO (DSN: 253-4089 or 4608) with the proper paperwork. If the equipment belongs to Marine Corps Property (MCP), contact Responsible Officer (RO) in your office with proper paperwork.
RECYCLE CENTER DOES NOT ACCEPT THESE ITEMS.
Electronics (refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners):
On base housing residents: You must contact Family Housing to schedule services for removal of Freon and disposal of item. Fees may apply.
Off base housing residents: Please contact Family Housing to discuss proper disposal options, fees may apply for the removal of the item.
RECYCLE CENTER DOES NOT ACCEPT THESE ITEMS.
Plastics:
All equipment with wood and plastic, suitcases, bike helmets,  chairs, toys, sports equipment, exercise equipment, etc.
Used Food Containers:
Pizza boxes, Stryofoam trays and other containers that have food debris.

Turn usable furniture to DRMO, Bldg. 299 (DSN: 253-4089/4608).  If the furniture belongs to the Station Marine Corps Property (SMCP), contact Responsible Officer (RO) at your work place.

To dispose of unserviceable furniture, turn recyclable material (Light and Heavy Metals) into Recycling Center.

RECYCLE CENTER DOES NOT ACCEPT OFFICE FURNITURE.

Examples: couches, recliners, mattresses, box springs, floor rugs, carpets, etc. that are unserviceable.

On base housing residents: * Contact Family Housing prior to taking item(s) out Take them out to the designated large item pickup location (beside trash enclosures or in trash rooms). Large item pickup is scheduled every Tuesday and Friday.   Please plan accordingly and only stage items the evening prior to these days to prevent them lying around for an extended period.

Off base housing residents: Please contact Family Housing to discuss proper disposal options, fees may apply for the removal of the item.

RECYCLE CENTER DOES NOT ACCEPT HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE.

Drop them in the Magazine Recycling Container at Recyclable Material Drop Off point in front of Recycling Center, Bldg. 7725.

Almost all unsoiled, un-corrugated paper products are accepted in the Magazine Recycling Container; soft and hard cover books, filing folders, wrapping papers and boxed food containers (cereal boxes, 6 & 12 pack soda cartons, etc.) for example.

Do not include corrugated cardboard, newspapers and white papers in this category.

Recyclable Material Drop Off point is located in front of Recycling Center, Bldg. 7725. It is accessible 7 days/week, 24 hours/day.

All personnel (both from on and off base) are encouraged to drop off recyclables.

For more information, contact Recycling Center personnel during their operation hours (Mon – Fri, 0715 – 1545) at 253-3241.

Contact Environmental Health Officer, Branch Health Clinic at DSN: 253-8000.

Small volume of newspaper may be commingled with the magazines and unsoiled paper.

Drop large volume of newspaper in the Newspaper Recycling Container at Recyclable Material Drop Off point in front of Recycling Center, Bldg. 7725.

Recyclable Material Drop Off point is accessible 7 days/week, 24 hours/day.

No. Off-base trash dumping is prohibited on the air station per MCASO 5090.9. Use community/neighborhood established trash disposal programs. 

Off-station residents and employees are encouraged to bring recyclable materials to Recyclable Material Drop Off Point at Recycling Center, Bldg. 7725. Visit Recycling Program page for more information.

White Paper: i.e. White printable sheet paper, clean, unbound, uncoated, non-glossy, regardless of size, shredded or un-shredded; used for printing or copying.  Remove sticky labels, etc. and put it in White Paper Recycling bin or in proper Recyclable Material Drop Off container in front of the Recycling Center, Bldg. 7725.

Small volume of white paper from household may be commingled with the unsoiled paper category.

Shredded White Paper: We accept shredded white paper.  Bag it in a trash bag and put it in the White Paper Only Recycling bin. Bag(s) can also be brought to the Recycling Center, Bldg. 7725 directly.

Cardboard (corrugated): Remove as much tape as possible and separate all other waste including Styrofoam. Break down boxes so that they lie flat.

Recyclable Material Drop Off Point in front of Recycling Center, Bldg. 7725.

Other locations: Take cardboard out to the trash enclosure on a non-raining day.  Waste pick-up contractor will take them to the Recycling Center.  For pick-up schedule, contact Recycling Center.

Newspapers: Small volumes of newspaper may be commingled with the unsoiled paper.

Drop large volumes of newspaper in the Newspaper Recycling Container at Recyclable Material Drop Off point in front of Recycling Center, Bldg. 7725.

Magazines: Small volumes of magazines may be commingled with the unsoiled paper.

Drop large volumes of magazines in the Magazine Recycling Container at Recyclable Material Drop Off point in front of Recycling Center, Bldg. 7725.

Other Paper Products: You can drop off almost all unsoiled, un-corrugated paper products in the Magazine Recycling Containers; soft and hard cover books, filing folders, wrapping papers and boxed food containers (cereal boxes, 6 & 12 pack soda cartons, etc.) for example.

  • Do not include corrugated cardboard, newspapers and white paper in this category.
  • All personnel (both from on and off base) are encouraged to drop off recyclable paper at the Recycling Center, B# 7725.  Recyclable Material Drop Off point is accessible 7 days/week, 24 hours/day.
  • For more information, contact Recycling Center personnel during their operation hours (Mon – Fri, 0715 – 1600) at 253-3241.

A request to use the industrial size shredder can be sent to  qrp_shredderrequest@usmc.mil. Please include your name, phone number, date and time you would prefer. Operating hours for the shredder is Mon-Fri, from 0730-1145 & 1300-1545.

Note: Recycling Center personnel are not authorized to handle other unit’s documents/files that require shredding.  Units will be responsible for the actual operation of the shredder with an assistance of Recycling Center personnel.

For more information, contact Recycling Center personnel during their operation hours (Mon – Fri, 0715 – 1600) at 253-3241.

On base housing residents: Take them out to the designated large item pickup location (beside trash enclosures or in trash rooms).  Large item pickup is scheduled every Tuesday and Friday. Please plan accordingly and only stage items the evening prior to these days to prevent them lying around for an extended period.
* Contact Family Housing prior to taking item(s) out.

Off base housing residents: Dispose them in accordance with local trash segregation requirements. Iwakuni City requirement: If the item fits in an Iwakuni City designated trash bag, put them in a non-combustible trash bag (green) and take them out to the designated waste pickup point on Metal and Fragmental Items pickup day.

RECYCLE CENTER DOES NOT ACCEPT THESE ITEMS.

We are unable to recycle printer cartridges and toners now.  Dispose them as “Non-Combustibles” until further notice.

You must ensure they are empty. Then drill a whole or cut and bring to Recycle Center, Bldg. 7725.

Bring it to the Recycling Center, Bldg. 7725 during operation hours; Mon-Fri, from 0715 to 1545.

For more information, contact Recycling Center personnel at 253-3241.

Yes. We accept shredded white paper. Bag it in a trash bag and put it inside the White Paper Only Recycling bin.

* Please place the bags inside the bin to prevent soiling them or detracting from the Station’s appearance.

All personnel (both from on and off base) are encouraged to drop-off recyclable papers at the Recycling Center, B#7725.  Recyclable Material Drop Off point is accessible 7 days/week, 24 hours/day.

Everyone is required to segregate combustible and non-combustible trash.

  • Combustible
  • Plastics/Metals (Non-combustibles)
  • Ceramics/Glass Items
  • Recyclables

Please refer to brochures for specific guidance.

Any pure clean paper product that is not contaminated with bodily fluids, cleaning agents or food or beverage residue.

Note: Paper products that contain attachments other than paper (i.e. window envelopes, wax paper, gum wrappers, etc.) are not recyclable. A few staples are permitted.

Cool down completely and put it back into the original container. Take them out to the designated location (beside trash enclosures or in trash rooms) or deliver to Recycling Center.

Must be free from all food debris and other solid substance.

Yes. We accept shredded white paper. Bag it in a trash bag and put it in the White Paper Only Recycling bin.

Bag(s) can also be brought to the Recycling Center, Bldg. 7725 directly.

Contact your Building Manager.

Building Managers may contact Recycling Center for issuance (Free of charge).

For more information, contact Recycling Center personnel during their operation hours (Mon – Fri, 0715 – 1600) at 253-3241.

  • Maps
  • Colored paper
  • Books, binders and magazines
  • Glossy paper

On base housing residents: Deposit in “Combustibles” container. Place items that are bigger than container beside trash enclosures or in trash rooms.

Off base housing residents: Dispose them in accordance with local trash segregation requirements.

* Iwakuni City Requirement: Remove dirt. Cut into pieces and put in Iwakuni City’s designated burnable trash bag (red). Take out on Combustibles pickup day. 

ICE COmment

Please use ICE for question or comment about Recycling Program.

Quick Reference Guide

Environmental Menu

Contact Information

Director:
253-6853
Environmental Management System:
253-4854
Environmental Planning:
253-3733
Water Program:
253-5388
Air Program:
253-7371
Spills & Tanks:
253-3909
Emergency Spill Notification:
From cell phone:
911 / 253-3322
0827-79-3322
Hazardous Waste:
253-6963
PCB:
253-5038
Solid Waste/Recycling Program:
E-mail:
253-3039
Culture/Natural Resources:
253-5466
Compliance:
253-3908 / 3906 / 5423
Training-CETEP:
253-3910

How to call to MCAS Iwakuni

DSN    253 - ****
Commercial number from Japan  0827-79- ****
Commercial number from U.S.  011-81-827-79- ****
   
Cell phone number    080 - **** - ****
Commercial number from Japan 080 - **** - ****
Commercial number from U.S. 011-81-80- **** - ****
   
Cell phone number    090 - **** - ****  
Commercial number from Japan 090 - **** - **** 
Commercial number from U.S. 011-81-90- **** - ****