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Welcome to Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling

Each year, DoD’s industrial, recreational, and commercial operations generate a variety of solid waste. Executive Order (EO) 13693, “Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade” and the DoD Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP) establish performance goals on maximizing the diversion of non-hazardous municipal waste and construction & demolition (C&D) debris. Through an integrated solid waste management (ISWM) approach, DoD is focused on diverting appropriate waste from disposal facilities to achieve the performance goals, managing waste generation, and maintaining compliance with Federal and DoD requirements. DoD’s ISWM includes a variety of strategies, including source reduction, reuse, donation, recycling, composting, and volume reduction/energy recovery.

DoD Waste Diversion
at a Glance, FY15

Non-Hazardous Solid Waste
Total Generated: 1,993,574 tons
Total diverted: 919,955 tons (46%)

Construction & Demolition Debris
Total Generated: 3,481,715 tons
Total diverted: 2,850,917 tons (82%)

Total Waste Generated:
5,481,715 tons

Total Waste Diverted:
3,770,872 tons (69%)

Total Cost Savings:
$206 million

DoD Solid Waste Diversion Fact Sheet