Recycling

Background

In 2010, Naval Station Newport generated over 3000 tons of solid waste or approximately 1.3 pounds solid waste per person per day. Of this, 44% or 0.57 pounds was recycled. In addition, another 12,500 tons of construction debris was diverted from landfill disposal (563 tons of construction debris was landfilled). Together, the recyled solid waste and diverted construction debris saved the Navy over $163,000.
Recycling Information -- Mr. Scott Mello (401) 841-2464 or Ms. Cornelia Mueller (401) 841-7561

A copy of our  Solid Waste Management Plan can be downloaded.

The applicable instruction is COMNAVREG MIDLANT INSTRUCTION 5090.5.

Link for general recycling brochure and information.

Naval Station Newport converted from the two bin recycling system into a one bin process on May 2, 2011. This new, easier method will make it even easier to achieve our goal of a 50% diversion rate. Not only does recycling help lower our solid waste costs but it is the law in the State of Rhode Island. Single stream recycling is the most convenient recycling method available. All of your recyclable items go right into your blue office recycling receptacles or into the converted cardboard dumpsters outside each building. If your building does not have a cardboard dumpster, one will be provided upon request. These new single stream dumpsters will be emptied every Thursday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

A detailed listing of materials that can and cannot be placed in the dumpsters will be provided to each building manager or you can download a one page fact sheet for your office. The mix of recyclable items includes all plastics labeled #1 thru #7, detergent bottles, plastic/grocery bags marked with a #2 or #4, aluminum cans/foil, all glass bottles and jars, shredded paper, office paper, books, cardboard and corrugated cardboard etc. If your command needs any small desk side blue recycling totes or bins please call the Integrated Solid Waste Manager at (401)841-2464. This is a great opportunity for everyone to make a concerted effort to recycle and help lower our solid waste costs.

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