Directorate of Public Works (DPW)

Hazardous Substances - Materials & Waste, Environmental Division


Air Asbestos & AMF Cultural Resources Drinking Water
EMS Hazardous Substances Lead - Based Paint Medical Waste
Natural Resources Noise PCB's Pest Management
Pollution Prevention POL's Radon Solid Waste
Spill Prevention/ Response Storage Tanks Storm Water Waste Water

Providing a safe and healthy environment in which civilians, soldiers, local nationals and contractors work and live is a top priority to US Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg.  Our community members and the local surrounding communities should be able to go about their daily activities knowing that hazardous substances on our base are managed and handled safely with competence and with the utmost concern for our health and a commitment to protect our environment.

Hazardous Materials (HM)

A hazardous material is any material that is capable of posing unreasonable risk to human health or the environment if improperly handled, labeled, stored or transported.  The Hazardous Materials Management Program (HMMP) covers the handling and storage of HM used at facilities throughout the Garrison.  For more information, go to the USAG BW Directorate of Logistics HAZMAT BRANCHwebsite.

Hazardous Waste (HW)

Hazardous wastes are hazardous materials that have been used, expired, contaminated or no longer suitable for its original purpose. When improperly managed, or disposed of these wastes have the potential to contaminate our environment.

Disposal of Household Hazardous Wastes

It is difficult to completely avoid the purchase of household hazardous materials, therefore at some point you will end up with small amounts of household hazardous wastes.  NEVER place any HW in the regular trash or recycling containers, dispose of them at the Recycling Center on PHV or the SORT Center at Funari Barracks.  Household hazardous wastes include: batteries, cleaning supplies, paints, oil and fuel.

Recycling Center, Patrick Henry Village:
Monday – Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed on American and German Holidays  

SORT Center, Funari Barracks:
Monday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Closed on American and German Holidays

Email the Hazardous Substance Manager

Environmental Officer (EO) Training

Many of the EOs’ duties involve HM and HW, the Environmental Officer training program can be accessed online at:

This course is designed to train EOs in topics critical to hazardous substance management. The training materials have been updated to reflect current regulations and accepted practices. Students can participate in either the full 32-hour course or an 8-hour refresher course online.