At NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC), we are committed to maximizing reuse and recycling opportunities in all activities center wide. Kennedy's recycling program includes the collection and beneficial sale of a wide range of recyclable government-owned commodities that are generated as a result of mission, institutional, and support activities.
- Divert at least 50% of Kennedy's non-hazardous solid waste stream from the landfill
- Divert at least 50% of Kennedy's non-hazardous construction and demolition materials from the landfill
- Optimize the purchase of recycled-content and other environmentally preferable products (see NASA’s Sustainable Acquisition Program)
- Assess and report Kennedy successes and compliance with federal and NASA-specific goals
Kennedy employees may request to have recycling containers
emptied by visiting the STAR website at https://star.ksc.nasa.gov Employees are asked to submit service requests when bins are ¾ full.
Material Acceptable for Recycling Collection
|Glass, Aluminum and Plastic (GAPS):
Glass drink containers
Plastic beverage containers
Note: For sanitation purposes please empty all containers and rinse lightly, if needed.
Note: plastic bags, food trays, Styrofoam or containers that held hazardous materials cannot be recycled at Kennedy.
Mixed Office Paper:
Bond-paper (all colors)
Booklets and brochures
Computer paper with green bars
Envelopes with or without windows
Fax paper (plain paper or thermal)
|Mixed Office Paper Cont'd:
File folders (manila, colored, hanging, accordion)
Notebook (softbound and spiral)
Shredded paper (bagged and placed in bins)
Stationary with or without colored ink/letterhead
Note: Staples and paper clips do not need to be removed.
Cardboard: Cardboard (all sizes) can go into “Cardboard” dumpsters and bins. All Cardboard must be broken down flat
For more information call the Recycle hotline, 321-867-3305.
Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU):
Documents containing sensitive information should be deposited into slotted locked bins located throughout the center.
Drop-off receptacles are located in the lobbies of Headquarters, O&C, OSB1, MFF and SSPF
Recycling at Kennedy's Reclamation Yard:
The Reutilization, Marketing, and Recycling Facility (RMRF) at the Reclamation Yard, M6-1671, accepts items such as appliances, computers, carpet, re-usable pallets and lumber, scrap metal, tires and other miscellaneous tools, pumps, motors, etc. for recycling, reuse, and resale. To transfer equipment to RMRF, complete KSC Form 7-49.
Recycling at Kennedy's Landfill:
The landfill will accept items from Construction and Demolition debris such as concrete, segregated green waste, and untreated wood. For more information, contact Alex Garcia, Environmental Assurance Branch, 321-867-8448.
Drop Your Chemicals Off Here (DYCOH) Program:
The DYCOH program provides NASA-funded organizations with an option to dispose of certain small quantity waste products and universal wastes by delivering the waste to a designated collection facility K7-0115. This program accepts batteries, fluorescent lamps, aerosol cans, antifreeze, oil filters, rags/textile wipers, solvent, and used oil. Contact KEMCON at 321-867-3449 or 321-861-1330 for more information on this service.
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