Most residential waste is garbage (food wastes).
Next follows paper.
then glass, metal, and miscellaneous.
2. Commissaries and Exchanges
The bulk of the wastes at commissaries and exchanges is clean, high-
quality corrugated containers and is excellent material for resale or
3. Clubs and Messing
Wastes from clubs and mess halls consist of paper, plastic wrap,
cans, bottles, and food preparation trimmings exclusive of bones and
fat. Wet garbage is generally disposed of in the installation
sanitary sewer system through garbage grinders, while grease, bones,
and fat are collected separately and sold.
4. Administrative Offices and Classrooms
Solid wastes from offices and classrooms consist mainly of paper.
5. Industrial Wastes
These wastes are generated during overhaul of ships, aircraft, and
other vehicles. The wastes are highly variable in quantity and
nature. Much of the material is metal and can be treated as
6. Construction/Landscaping Wastes
Lumber, broken concrete, and other building materials are frequently
taken to special landfill areas reserved for that type of waste. The
"Reserved" area can be adjacent to a regular landfill. The separa-
tion results because construction debris often requires different
controls and different covers.
7. Motor Pool Wastes
This category includes automotive, vehicular, and aviation ground-
support equipment repair and maintenance activities. The solid
wastes generated from these facilities consist primarily of paper and
cardboard, along with some quantities of nonreusable wooden crating
and packaging materials. Oils and greases generated in these
facilities are handled separately, while metals and broken parts are
generally segregated from the solid waste stream and disposed of as
scrap. Used tires and batteries are also common waste materials.
8. Medical Wastes
The principal wastes from hospitals and dispensaries include garbage,
paper, and trash; surgical, laboratory, and autopsy wastes; outdated