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KMC military family housing residents!

It’s PCS season and that means bulk trash is building up!
Living in Germany comes with a lot of perks and sometimes different rules than you may be used to in the United States. Here in Germany, there are strict rules regarding the disposal and recycling of refuse and waste. Recently, we have seen an increase in improper disposal and dumping of bulk trash throughout housing and on top of the underground dumpster platforms. Proper disposal and recycling are key to tackling the bulk trash waste problem that currently exists and the Housing Facility Section is here to help!
Beginning on Aug. 19-26 bulk trash containers will be placed in base housing on Ramstein, Vogelweh, Kapaun and Landstuhl to facilitate the proper disposal of your bulk waste items.
Three kinds of bulk trash containers will be available – bulk waste, metal, and electronics. The following items can be placed in these bins:
Bulk waste: Mattresses, carpets, sofas, chairs, wooden furniture (tables, book cases, etc.), large toys, suitcases, strollers, laminate, bulky household items, etc.
Metal: Grills, non-electronic exercise equipment, shelves, metal furniture, patio furniture, bicycles, fencing, metal tools, metal parts, etc.
Electronics: Electric exercise equipment, fans, small appliances (blenders, DVD players, mixers, etc.)

All other items need to be turned into the following:

  • Hazardous Waste – HazMat Disposal Facility, RAB Bldg. 2028 – batteries, oil, oil-based paint, paint thinner, antifreeze and any chemicals.
  • Automotive Waste – Auto Hobby Shop, RAB Bldg. 2136 – car batteries and car parts.

There are three bulk recycling collection points for housing residents to use:

  • Ramstein Recycling Center:
    Bldg# 2045, across from the Southside Fitness Center
    DSN: 480-4191
    COM: 0162-2903316
  • Kapaun/Vogelweh Recycle Center:
    Bldg# 2820, across from Vehicle Registration
    DSN: 480-4191
    COM: 0173-9192184
  • Landstuhl Recycle Center:
    Bldg# 93701, near Barracks, Bldg# 3707
    DSN: 486-6881
    COM: 06371-86-6881

If you have questions regarding the disposal of large items, please contact the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Service Contracts Section at DSN 480-2391, or COM 06371-47-2391.

Assistance Section:
DSN: 314-489-6672
COM: 0631-536-6672
Facilities Section On-Base:
DSN: 314-489-7108
COM: 0631-536-7108
Furnishing Management Section:
DSN: 314-489-6001
COM: 0631-536-6001
Housing Referral Office Off-Base:
DSN: 314-489-6643/6659
COM: 0631-536-6643/6659
Unaccompanied Housing DORMS:
DSN: 314-480-3676 (480-Dorm)
COM: 06371-47-3676

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