Don’t discard bulky plastics, small appliances on Kadena

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Don’t discard bulky plastics, small appliances on Kadena

by Brittney T. Lytle
Kadena Air Base Solid Waste & QRP

Living on an island can be challenging. All of the enchanting areas, beautiful oceans and historical significance of Okinawa make it fun, but it can be hard to remember how small the island is and many things we take for granted are harder here. Refuse and recycling are among those challenges.

Due to changes in the global recycling market, we are experiencing bulk trash and recycling issues in Military Family Housing.  This has resulted in some items being left at the curb. 

We are actively developing solutions, but we are requesting your assistance to mitigate the problem. We ask that, rather than discarding bulky plastics and small appliances, please temporarily store, donate or sell them, or consider taking them with you when you PCS.

Bulky plastics include items such as car seats, play sets, or totes/bins. Off-base residents should continue to work with their housing agencies for bulk waste pick-ups. We will provide updates as solutions are implemented and appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Please contact Kadena Environmental with any questions at 634-2600 or on Facebook.  Our most current guidance is pinned to the top of our Facebook page.

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