Base Recycle Center
The Camp Pendleton Recycle Center will accept recyclable materials generated at the Installation. This includes materials such as; cardboard, paper, plastics, cans, glass, expended small arms brass-clips-links, scrap metal, metal lockers, razor and concertina wire, metal furniture, shrink wrap, com-wire, printer-toner cartridges, and electronic waste.
The Recycle Center will NOT take anything that goes “boom”, government furnished equipment, hazardous waste, tires, fiber optic wire, mattresses, wood, or food and biomedical waste. Contact the Recycle Center at (760) 763-2032 for up to date procedures, guidance, drop off dates and times.
To turn in used mattresses, Bye-Bye Mattress provides several options for mattress and box spring recycling. California residents can drop off their old mattresses and box springs at no-cost at a participating collection site or event. The drop-off site is located at the Palomar Transfer Station 5960 El Camino Real, Carlsbad CA 92008. Contact the Carlsbad location at (760) 603-0153 prior to drop-off.
Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Recycling
To turn in E-Waste (pretty much anything that plugs into an electric outlet), go to the 22 Area Recycle Center, building 22054T. Upon arrival check in with recycling enter staff for assistance. They Recycle Center accepts non-government computers and laptops, televisions, printers, phones and cell phones, VCRs and DVDs, stereos, copiers and scanners, fax machines, refrigerators (with or without Freon), washers and dryers, microwaves and toasters, cameras, ice machines, water coolers, and vacuum cleaners. However, E-Waste generated in housing must be handled by the Housing Office.
Fire Extinguisher Recycling
To drop off spent, expired, or unwanted fire extinguishers (not including Halon or AFES systems), go to the 22 Area Recycle Center, building 22054T. Contact the Recycle Center at (760) 763-2032 for up to date procedures, guidance, drop off dates and times.
Used Tire Recycling
To schedule a tire drop off with DLA, Units must submit a 1348 in the Electronic Turn-In Document System (ETIDS) and ensure that no more than 25 tires can be accepted at one time. Tires have to be palletized by NSN and type. Contact the DLA site lead at (760) 829-9197 or the DLA environmental coordinator at (760) 829-9181 for up-to-date procedures and guidance.
Petroleum, Oils, and Lubricant (POL) Recycling
If you handle or manage POLs at your unit (such as waste fuels or oil), make sure to contact the hazardous waste section at (760) 725-4375 to ensure your waste fuels and oils are being recycled.
Used Antifreeze Recycling
If you handle or manage antifreeze at your unit, make sure to contact the hazardous waste section at (760) 725-4375 to ensure your used antifreeze is being collected for recycling.
For expended small arms brass casings, units can take directly to the recycle center for processing, or back to the ASP. Contact the Recycle Center at (760) 763-2032 for up to date procedures, guidance, drop off dates and times.
For lead and copper down range, the G-3/5 Range and Training Area Management Division will contract operational range clearance activities which collect metal munitions and divert off site for recycling.
If you handle or manage batteries at your unit (such as lithium, non-lithium/lead acid batteries), make sure to contact the hazardous waste section at (760) 725-4375 to ensure your batteries are collected and recycled.
- For lithium batteries, follow the ESOP and store in a lined metal-drum.
- For non-lithium batteries, follow the ESOP and store in a poly-drum.
- For Automotive lead acid batteries, follow the ESOP and store on a single-stack pallet. Damaged batteries will be placed in a septate poly-drum for collection.