GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Bulk trash disposal is an ongoing question for many community members in the Tower and Rose Barracks areas of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria. Here is a general breakdown of what it is and when it occurs.

Throughout the year, residents can bring bulk trash items to their respective recycling yard. For example, military residents who are PCSing at a time not synchronized with county pick-up dates can dispose of their bulk trash items at their respective on-post facility.

Rose Barracks Recycling Yard – Bldg. 107, located next to CIF and the Self-help store. Open Tuesday and Thursday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Centralized Recycling Center – Located across from range 118, on the Tank Road between gate 4 (Tanzfleck) and Gate 9 (Fire Station). Open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. – noon and 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Closed Wednesday afternoon, Saturday, Sunday and German and American holidays.

Tower Barracks Recycling Center – Located next to AAFES Car Care Center near Bldg. 441. Open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Closed Sunday and German holidays.

What is generally considered bulk items?

NOTE: The list below applies for disposal at the Recycling Centers on Rose and Tower Barracks, as well as for bulk collections during spring and fall cleanups on post. At the Recycling Yards (“Wertstoffhof”) and during county collections off post, the rules and materials accepted are different. Please check the Garrison Trash and Recycling page and the recycling guides of your area for details.

  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Carpets
  • Washing machines
  • Dryers
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • TVss
  • Electronic waste
  • Ovens
  • Stoves
  • Bicycles

Or any other items that are too large or too heavy to fit into your trash bin. Hazardous waste is not allowed.

For additional information, visit the USAG Bavaria Trash and Recycling page.

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated on August 13, 2020, to reflect current information regarding opening hours and locations.