Fort Gordon Recycling

Office Hours of Operation

Monday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Holidays Closed
Drop-Off Center Open 24/7


Bldg. 997
Chamberlain Ave.
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+1 (706)791-0319

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Beginning October 1, 2019 Fort Gordon Recycling will no longer be accepting or collecting plastic, newspapers, magazines or books at the recycling center, alternate containers on the installation or within buildings on the installation. Although the items will not be recycled by Fort Gordon, you are strongly encouraged to recycle off the installation. Below are some additional ways to recycle the materials.

Additional Ways to Recycle
  • If you live in housing, please recycle items in your housing recycling bins.
  • Take recyclable items home at the end of the day and recycle through your home recycling program.
  • Switch to items that do not require recycling; such as electronic newspapers and magazines, and aluminum or glass containers.
  • Donate. Several areas use old magazines, such as the VA and hospital waiting areas.
  • Donate the material to Columbia County Recycling or Richmond County Recycling.
  • Compost old newspapers.
  • Use old newspapers for animal box liners.
  • Use the materials for craft projects.


The Fort Gordon Recycling Center's mission is to divert material from the landfill by recycling as much as possible. The center offers dumpster and recyclable pickup service for many on-post buildings.

Fort Gordon Recycling is always looking for new brokers/buyers for recycled material. Interested parties, please contact Marcus Bethune at +1 (706)791-0132.


Drop Off locations accept household recycling items from on- and off-post residents. Accepted materials include cardboard, paper, plastics (1 and 2) and aluminum cans.

There are 2 recycling drop-off locations on Fort Gordon:

  • At Wainwright Circle off of Kilbourne
  • At Tenth Street and Chamberlain Avenue

The Recycling Center accepts scrap metal, toner cartridges and pallets​​ (​Scrap metal is accepted on Tuesdays and Thursdays only).

Drop-Off Locations:


Items Accepted
Cardboard Corrugated Boxes, Cereal Boxes, Pasteboard, Packing Paper. Please remove all Styrofoam, packing peanuts, nylon strapping, plastic bags, etc.
White Office Paper Place in container marked white paper only. No envelopes, plastic, carbon paper, color paper, tissue, napkins, cardboard or shredded
Color Office Paper This includes carbonless paper, manila folders, envelopes, shredded paper (must be bagged).
Shredded Paper Strip shredded ONLY –
Aluminum Cans Foil, Roaster/Pie Pans.
All Metals steel, brass, copper, aluminum.
Pallets Wood, in serviceable condition, standard size, metal or plastic.
Batteries Lead/acid only.
Items Not Accepted
Styrofoam In any form.
Glass Mirrors, light bulbs, ceramics, fluorescent lights, automobile, windows, or any sheet glass.
Carbon paper In any form.
Tires Of any kind.
Appliances Microwaves or TVs.
Oil All, used or unused.
Textiles Carpet or rugs.
Yard Waste Please contact DPW for proper disposal.
Hazardous Materials Please call your HAZMAT Coordinator.
Batteries Dry cell, mercury, alkaline, etc.
Newspaper Of any kind.
Books Including Magazines, Telephone Books, Technical Manuals & Field Manuals
Plastic In any form.
Meet Our Staff
no-photo-1.jpg Jean Kelly
Fort Gordon Recycling Director
+1 (706)791-0319
08_Marcus-L-Bethune.jpg Marcus L. Bethune
MEI Plant Supervisor
+1 (706)791-0132
09_Oscar-D-Francois.jpg Oscar D. Francois
Motor Vehicle Operator Supervisor
+1 (706)791-7881
07_Tavaris-Battle.jpg Tavaris Battle
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Motor Vehicle Operator
05_SJ-Nay.jpg SJ Nay
Motor Vehicle Operator
11_Valerie-Rodda.jpg Valerie Rodda
Motor Vehicle Operator
04_Reinaldo-Ruiz.jpg Reinaldo Ruiz
Motor Vehicle Operator
02_Jamaal-Tyson.jpg Jamaal Tyson
Motor Vehicle Operator
01_Jerome-Winters.jpg Jerome Winters
Motor Vehicle Operator