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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

 

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Cherry Point, North Carolina
 Recycling

Five Important Reasons Why Americans Should Recycle:
  • Saves Natural Resources - By making products from recycled materials instead of virgin materials, we conserve land and reduce the need to drill for oil and dig for minerals. Saves Energy - It usually takes less energy to make recycled products; recycled aluminum, for example, takes 95% less energy than new aluminum from bauxite ore.
  • Saves Energy - It usually takes less energy to make recycled products; recycled aluminum, for example, takes 95% less energy than new aluminum from bauxite ore.
  • Saves Clean Air and Water - In most cases, making products from recycled materials creates less air pollution and water pollution than making products from virgin materials.
  • Saves Landfill Space - When the materials that you recycle go into new products, they don't go into landfills or incinerators, so landfill space is conserved.
  • Saves Money and Creates Jobs - The recycling process creates far more jobs than landfills or incinerators, and recycling can frequently be the least expensive waste management method or cities and towns.

  
Curbside Recycling
MCAS Cherry Point's waste reduction and recycling program has been designed to reduce waste generation and maximize recyclable material recovery.

Solid Waste

The solid waste management at MCAS Cherry Point begins with Commandant fo the Marine Corps and ends with the individual that works and/or lives on the Air Station. Everyone associated with MCAS Cherry Point has some responsibility in one or another in regard to solid waste management. The individuals make up the users and recyclers and how these individuals take his/her responsibility in waste management depends on the effectiveness of the Solid Waste Program.

Solid Waste Regulations
Solid Waste disposal Act (SWDA) of 1965, as Amended of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seg.) The SWDA, now referred to as RCRA, requires that Federal installations comply with all Federal, state and local requirements concerning the disposal and management of solid waste. These requirements include permitting, licensing, and reporting. The Act encourages the beneficial reuse of waste through recycling and burning for energy recovery.

 

 Contact Us

Commanding Officer
Environmental Affairs Department
Marine Corps Air Station
PSC Box 8006
Cherry Point, N.C. 28533-0013
Comm: (252) 466-4186 Fax: (252) 466-2000

 

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