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III Corps and Fort Hood

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Vehicle Maintenance

Industry: Government Agency-Includes Military

Wastes Reduced: Antifreeze

Substance: Antifreeze

Equipment: Closed-Loop

Location: Fort Hood, Bell County TX

No. of employees: 45000

Contact: Bill Bodkin

Phone: (254) 287-8713



Description:

In November 1996, Command Policy at Fort Hood mandated the 100% use of recycled antifreeze. A program was established to facilitate the transaction to 100% recycled antifreeze. In order to ensure an easy transition, the Fort Hood supply system was set up to allow for local purchase of recycled antifreeze for motor pool use. In turn, spent antifreeze is collected on-site at designated collection sites and is picked-up by a qualified recycler capable of returning a 50-50 antifreeze/water mixture that conforms to military specifications.

Environmental Benefits:

Implementation of the antifreeze recycle program resulted in the total elimination of waste management associated with spent antifreeze. Disposal of antifreeze through traditional waste management methods was replaced 100% by a recycle effort. This effort represents a total waste reduction of approximately 150,000 pounds of spent antifreeze per year.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

This project represents a total cost avoidance for the disposal of spent antifreeze. The qualified recycler picks up spent antifreeze at no cost to Fort Hood, and sells recycled antifreeze back at the same price as the new military specification antifreeze.

Source: TCEQ
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