Hazardous Waste Reduction Program
This office has the management and functional responsibility for the
Army National guard Environmental Program. This includes hazardous waste
management, spill control management, safe drinking water, hazardous
waste minimization, natural resources management, and cultural resources
management. The recycling program has reduced significant volumes of
several different waste streams from being disposed of in landfills.
This program includes office paper, cardboard, wood, metals, and batteries
of all types. The cost in manpower and dollars to manage and work these
programs continues to increase and reduce limited budget dollars for
maintenance activities. In addition, several aqueous parts washers have
been purchased and installed to replace solvent based systems in the
maintenance shops. This has had a very positive effect on reducing the
hazardous waste stream.