About QRPSolid Waste Recycling


The Texas Military Department recycles!  

Authorized by the National Guard Bureau in 2010, the TMD Qualified Recycling Program (QRP) conducts direct sales of recyclable materials to the public and retains the proceeds to support recycling and environmental efforts state-wide.  By diverting its reusable material from the landfill waste stream, the QRP reduces the volume of our waste, lessens our impact on natural resources, and returns revenue to the organization that is used to make the QRP self-sustaining. 

Please note: The QRP is NOT a public recycling center.

We recycle a range of material generated by Texas military organizations only. 


Visit Us!

You can visit the Camp Mabry Recycling Center during normal business hours M-F, 0800 - 1600 to inspect recyclable materials offered for sale. Call or email ahead to be sure someone will be present. The Recycling Center is located in Bldg 58A, behind the Post Exchange (PX) building.

Request Purchaser Agreement and General Sales Provisions


Texas Military Department
Qualified Recycling Program
2200 W 35th Street Bldg. 58A
Austin, TX 78703
Tel. 512-782-6838

The TMDs Solid Waste and Recycling Programs work together to reduce our organizations waste generation, recover recyclable commodities from the waste stream, and provide resources and alternatives for managing solid waste at our facilities state-wide.

Good News: Camp Mabry Recycling Center has resumed recycling batteries and fluorescent light bulbs!

The Texas Military Department Qualified Recycling Program strives to be the leading QRP among National Guard recycling programs.  Our procedures and methods are shared with other QRPs to build our competency and professionalism nation wide.  If you are a QRP Manager in another state or installation, feel free to contact us with your questions.

National Sustainable Materials Management Program Federal Green Challenge 2013

Fact Sheets

These informationals address some frequently asked questions about our recycling program and the commodities it handles.  If you would like to know more, please contact the QRP Manager for details.

QRP Fact Sheet What We Recycle

QRP Fact Sheet Where Money Goes

QRP Fact Sheet Ammo Brass

QRP Fact Sheet Excluded Items

The Texas Military Department sells scrap material direct to the public through the Qualified Recycling Program (QRP).  All material is sold as scrap and valued by weight.  Commodities may be palletized, baled, boxed or barreled.  The QRP sells scrap commodities in truck load and less-than truckload quantities by demand.  We are not a consistent nor high volume generator of any particular commodity, but typically produce a truckload of cardboard and/or paper once every 4-5 weeks.  Other commodities are accumulated less regularly.


  What we sell:

  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Paper (white office paper, glossy paper, mixed paper, shred)
  • Bottle Plastic
  • Rigid Plastic (2-7)
  • Plastic Film
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Electric Motor Windings
  • Mixed Ferrous Scrap
  • Mixed Non-Ferrous Scrap
  • Deformed Range Brass*
  • Electric Light Ballast
  • Ink Cartridges

*The QRP is not authorized to sell non-deformed brass ammunition casings to the public.  All certified inert range brass is sold only after it is mechanically deformed into scrap.

Interested in buying recycled commodities?

If you are a buyer of recycled commodities and wish to be included in our Invitation for Bid distributions contact the QRP Manager:


Eric R Morley
Phone: (512) 782-6838
Email: eric.r.morley.nfg@mail.mil


Typical Bale dimensions – approx. 60”L x 48” W x 36” H

Average Bale weight – approx. 960-1,200 lbs. (depending on commodity)

Recycling In Action

The photos below include typical bales, boxes or barrels of commodities.

  • EPA 2013
  • Panographic image of the Recycling Yard

TMD Recycling Center

Located along MOPAC behind the PX!