Officials encourage base-wide cleanup
By Darren D. Heusel, Tinker Air Force Base Public Affairs
/ Published August 03, 2007
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE --
Now that the atypical Oklahoma summer monsoon has somewhat subsided, Tinker officials are encouraging organizations to take a little time out of their busy schedules today and next week to help keep the base clean.
Col. Mark Correll, 72nd Air Base Wing and Tinker installation commander, said even though rain is in the forecast again, he would like each organization to police their areas of responsibility that were assigned during previous cleanup efforts.
Units can start by picking up trash, cleaning up debris and sprucing up landscaping in a "FOD walk" manner, he said.
"These areas were assigned to each organization based primarily on their location and size," Col. Correll said. "However, as in the past, most organizations are asked to clean more than just their particular area as we have many common areas and exterior fence lines to cover as well."
He said dumpsters will be available at each location (see accompanying map) and that TRACE contractors will be running routes to aid in the quick pickup of the refuse.
In addition, Col. Correll said, facility managers are reminded that they are responsible for keeping the areas within 50 feet of their facilities free from litter in accordance with OC-ALC TAFB Handbook 32-9001, the Facility Manager's Handbook.
Col. Correll also noted that hazardous waste collection will not be part of this cleanup effort.
For assistance with this or future cleanups, contact TRACE at 734-1381.