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Welcome to Integrated Solid Waste Management

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, FY16

Non-Hazardous Solid Waste
Total Generated: 1,999,161 tons
Total diverted: 884,408 tons (44%)

Construction & Demolition Debris
Total Generated: 3,159,955 tons
Total diverted: 2,695,189 tons (85%)

Total Waste Generated:
5,159,116 tons

Total Waste Diverted:
3,579,597 tons (69%)

Total Cost Savings:
$168 million

DoD Solid Waste Diversion Fact Sheet