Ramstein hosts yearly spring cleanup

Ramstein hosts this year’s spring clean-up May 11 and 12.

This clean-up will continue to focus on improving the exterior of facilities and surrounding areas; interior cleanup projects are included as well.

May 11 is reserved for office buildings and industrial areas; May 12 is reserved for base housing. Facility managers should organize teams to clean the exterior and interior of all their facilities.

As a reminder, the area of responsibility for industrial and office buildings extends 100 feet in all directions from the facility and includes litter pick up, weed removal, bush and tree trimming, leaf and pine cone raking and window washing.

The KMC Self-Help Center stocks biodegradable garbage bags, grass seed and hand tools, including weed eaters, hedge trimmers, power washers, rakes and shovels. Only facility managers, first sergeants and commanders may sign out items from the KMC Self-Help Center.

For the interior of the facility, the focus should be on cleaning out storage rooms, dusting, washing windows, removing cobwebs, minor painting and general office clean-up. For maximum success during this KMC-wide effort, follow these guidelines:

•    Place weeds and leaves in biodegradable bags curbside along main roadways; keep them away from dumpsters.
•    Do not place dirt, rocks or refuse in recycle bags or they will not be picked up.
•    Recyclable items (batteries, tires, metal, paper, glass, etc.) should be taken to the recycling center or put in the proper recycling container by facility managers with valid appointment letters (Bldg. 5146 on Ramstein, Bldg. 2820 on Kapaun and Bldg. 194 on Sembach).
•    Branches and limbs should be placed in two separate piles at the curb’s edge along main roadways – one pile for branches up to 4 inches in diameter and another for larger ones.
•    The 735th Civil Engineer Squadron will pick up bags
curbside (time TBA) and haul away or mulch piles of branches into a nearby forested area.
•    For disposal of any government property, including furniture and electronics, contact DRMO at 480-5733 to schedule disposal.

For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Jude Popyk or Staff Sgt. Jesse Bullock at 480-7517 or the KMC Self-Help Store at 480-5035.

(Courtesy of 735th Civil Engineer Squadron)