The Joint Base San Antonio Qualified Recycling Program, or QRP, is operated by the 802nd Civil Engineer Squadron, which manages the business side and the 502nd Civil Engineer Squadron, which manages the operations side. The overall responsibility for the program falls under the 802nd CES.

JBSA Facility Managers are the focal points for the JBSA Qualified Recycling Program. They facilitate and promote recycling in work areas, keep areas clutter free, and ensure Life Safety Aspects (fire and egress) are not impacted.


The mission of the Joint Base San Antonio Qualified Recycling Program, or JBSA QRP, is to protect human health and the environment, conserve natural resources, and promote recycling, an essential part of the U.S. federal government’s overall environmental initiative to reduce the environmental impact of and amount of waste generated by the U.S. military services.

The QRP’s goal is to encourage the base populace to serve as responsible stewards of the environment, by diverting solid waste from the landfills through the implementation of waste minimization practices such as reducing, reusing, and recycling materials, in order to ensure a safe, healthy and sustainable nation for current and future generations.

The QRP will assist the base populace in diverting from landfills municipal solid waste and construction and demolition waste generated at JBSA in order to:

  • Economically manage a self-supporting recycling program;
  • Effectively reduce, reuse and recycle solid waste to the maximum extent possible to facilitate Air Force /Department of Defense objectives such as diversion goals;
  • Provide comprehensive diversion services to JBSA, including awareness, collection of recyclable materials, and data collection;
  • Protect human health and the environment; and
  • Comply with applicable federal, state, local and Air Force regulatory requirements.

Recycling Roundup Tip//Anti-Contamination/Roll-off & Dumpster Etiquette Tips * A Roll-Off container is a large metal container with no top and no lid, and can be any color. They are larger than the small trash dumpsters, which have lids. The smaller trash dumpsters with lids are primarily for bagged office trash and nothing else.  Specifically, WOOD items (pallets/lumber/fencing/etc.) DO NOT belong in any smaller trash dumpsters. 

* NO items from on-base housing or ANY location off-base are to be placed in ANY roll-off or dumpster at JBSA. PERSONAL furniture needing discarded is NOT allowed in ANY government disposal container. Government furniture needing to be discarded can only be discarded once approved by the DLA Disposition Services office (formerly DRMO). If approved, it can only be placed in a government-owned roll-off, NOT in a small trash dumpster.  If it is metal furniture, please take it to your Recycle Center. 

* The roll-offs on JBSA are ONLY for government scrap metals, government construction/demolition/wood project wastes, or government green waste/yard waste. 

* Green waste roll-offs are for brush, grass, leaves, mulch, and tree branches 4” or less in diameter.  Green waste roll-offs are NOT for plastic trash bags, soda cans, plastic bottles, other recyclable materials, hazardous materials or their containers, any kind of refuse/trash, soil, or rocks.  Green waste roll-offs are located at: JBSA-Randolph at buildings 1051 and 1350; JBSA-Fort Sam Houston FSH at buildings 3100 & B4197; JBSA-Lackland at buildings 7535 & Range Road, near building 8670.

* Please refrain from throwing the above-mentioned trash items in green waste roll-offs!  When we do, the contents become contaminated, and compost & mulch facilities in San Antonio will not accept them.  This means the entire roll-off goes to the landfill, wasting good efforts and increasing expense to the government. 

* If you have government material to discard and you’re not quite sure where it should go, please call the Qualified Recycling Program at 210-671-4800 or 210-671-5371; or the solid waste Contract Officer Representatives at JBSA-Lackland at 210-671-7219, at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston and JBSA Camp Bullis at 210-221-5500, at JBSA-Randolph at 210-652-1346.