12 Jun '12, 7am

Turning trash into treasure

Turning trash into treasure

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (May 16, 2012) -- Waste may arguably be the most unavoidable, undesirable and destructive bi-product of life. Frustrating to most, waste brings pollution and devaluation to any environment. Ecological survival depends on how well people respond to that waste which continuously piles up around them. On Feb. 22, Joint Base Lewis-McChord sold at auction what is being called the largest pile of compost ever sold through the government's surplus liquidation site. "We sold about 1,000 yards (approximately 5,076,000 lbs.) of high-quality compost for approximately $9,000," said Ken Smith, chief of the Environmental Operations Branch of the JBLM Public Works office. Smith said JBLM has been composting nearly 4,000 yards each year at the Earthworks composting facility. Joint Base Lewis-McChord recycled a net profit of approximately $2.5 million in 201...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/79983/Lewis_McChord_turns_tra...

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