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Take advantage of recycling programs available on post. Recycling is a simple way that you can help out the environment and preserve our natural resources from being depleted. Proceeds from USAG-HI's Qualified Recycling Program (QRP) help fund environmental projects and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) events for the community.

RECYCLE Aluminum Cans Label RECYCLE Cardboard Label RECYCLE Glass Bottles Label
RECYCLE Magazine Paper Label RECYCLE Mixed Paper Label RECYCLE Plastic Bottles Label
RECYCLE Plastic Containers Label RECYCLE Shredded Paper Label RECYCLE Shrink Wrap Label
  RECYCLE White Office Paper Label  
Download the Recycling Brochure

Recyclables can be dropped off at the Army Recycling Center, Schofield Barracks, during the Center's hours of operation. You MUST call ahead before taking wood and green waste to the Center (wait for appointment).

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Schofield Barracks, Army Recycling Center (ARC):

1087-B McMahon Rd., Schofield Barracks.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., M-F; Closed during lunch 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Phone: (808) 655-0011

Request a pick-up for your unit or office building with the Recycling Center by calling 655-0011 (leave message) or online at:

Guidelines: Help us by ensuring that your load is ready for pick up. Remove all packing materials from cardboard boxes and break boxes down prior to pick up.

Restrictions: Only industrial pick-ups are allowed. There are no residential pick-ups. Due to site capacity and availability of trucks, wood and green waste are not eligible for pick-ups and can only be dropped off in limited quantities.

1.) Acceptable items are subject to change due to site capacity, restrictions, funding, and other factors.
2.) Refer to the "A to Z" guide book, on the left tool bar, for individual fact sheet and specific handling procedure for each recyclable item.

Cellular phones
Color paper
Dry cardboard
Glossy paper
Hard plastic containers #1-5 (containers must be rinsed out; no segregation required)
HI-5 glass, plastic, aluminum beverage containers (see details below)
Phone books
Scrap metal (uncontaminated)
Shrink wrap
Toner cartridges
White office paper including shredded white paper - "spaghetti, cross & confetti cut" (must be bagged)
Wood pallets (no metal, clean, untreated, unpainted wood waste and green waste (limited quantities only - call ahead and wait for appointment confirmation)

Download the Recycling Matrix

• Appliances
• Batteries
• Electronic Waste
• Fluorescent bulbs
• Furniture
• General refuse (Trash)
• Hazardous waste
• Mattresses
• No flexible plastics (grocery bags, cereal box liners)
• Vehicle waste, oil, tires

Visit the following sites for options on how to dispose of electronic waste

The Army Recycling Center is not a deposit refund center. HI-5 containers taken to the ARC are considered donation. For a deposit refund, containers must be taken to a HI-5 convenience center for payment.

Fort Shafter Child Development Center
Building 900, Hase Drive
Friday: 8 - 11 a.m.
Schofield Barracks Commissary
698 Trimble Road
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For more information, visit

For residential waste disposal information, contact your Island Palm Communities resident center at 275-3100.

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