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Program Initial Steps  A successful program requires an advocate who is willing to
follow its development from conception to finalization.  That person could be
anyone from a civilian employee to the base commander.  The advocate must first start by calling together people who
will eventually be involved in actual operation of. the program.  Suggested
participants are the Chief of Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR), the Chief
Civil Engineer, a representative from DRMO, a representative from fire and
safety, and the base financial officer.  The meeting should focus on
procedures for actually setting up a QRP.  Identification of Recyclable Materials.  Commanders and
commanding officers of military installations are encouraged to strongly
support the base RRRP.  While industrial fund installations may be conducting
individual programs to sell scrap generated in their operations, they may
contribute to the installation program any materials that do not qualify for
inclusion in their sales programs or any scrap that they cannot sell
economically.  Recyclable Materials.  Materials qualifying for sale under
the program are materials that normally have been or would be discarded (i.e.,
scrap and waste) and that may be reused after undergoing some type of physical
or chemical processing.  Unless specifically excluded, any material that meets
this definition may be sold under this program.  Table 4-3-7A is an excerpt
from program guidance listing some potentially recyclable materials.  The
definition of recyclable materials SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDES the following
Precious-metal-bearing scrap.
Items that may be used again for their original purposes or functions
without any special processing, e.g., used vehicles, vehicle or
machine parts, bottles (not scrap glass), electrical components,
unopened containers of unused oil/solvent, furniture, filing
cabinets, etc.
Ships, planes, weapons, or any discarded material that must undergo
demilitarization or mutilation prior to or as a condition of sale.  Dollar values fluctuate frequently and may vary signifi-
cantly from the listed values based on various economic factors.  Whether a
waste may or may not be cost effectively recycled depends on local conditions.
Some areas may not have a market for certain materials, or an installation may
not have a large enough generation rate of a particular material to make
recycling cost effective.  Activities may have to pay for removal of some
recyclable materials but could save money through avoided cost for disposal in
a landfill or incinerator.  Prices listed in the table may vary greatly
depending on location and quality of the material.  The DRMD market analysis
shall identify which wastes are marketable in any areas.  The quality of the waste material also plays a major role in
determining its value. DRMO will not segregate materials for an


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