New Recycling/Re-Use Center opens on Clay Kaserne
July 31, 2013
WIESBADEN, Germany - A small crowd gathered on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne July 25 to celebrate the opening of the garrison's latest quality-of-life project.
As people looked on, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Command Sgt. Maj. Sa'eed Mustafa; Mark Holt, director of Public Works; Roger Gerber, Transformation and Stationing Management chief; and Col. David Carstens, USAG Wiesbadaden commander, cut the ribbon to officially open the center.
With the completion of the new Recycling and Re-Use Center, community members have a range of ways to help protect the environment, recycle everything from paper to metal, electronics to glass; and share serviceable household goods with fellow community members.
Just about anything can be shared, as long as it is clean and in working order including light bulbs, electronic goods, glassware, furniture, books, games and other items. Items that won't be accepted include unwashed clothing, shoes, foodstuffs, safety-related goods (bike helmets, child seats) and any damaged or unusable items.
"Recyclables help us save money when we need it the most," said Carstens, saying the best part about the Re-use Center is that items are free.
Opening hours of the new center, located behind the Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center, are Monday to Friday from noon to 3:30 p.m. Hours may be extended in the future depending upon staffing.