(Bulk trash open source photo by U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joanna M. Kresge)


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.


The Garrison semi-annually offers bulk items collections in the barracks and the housing areas on post, normally during spring and fall cleanup.


This spring, the pickup day for Tower Barracks and Rose Barracks is Thursday, April 25. During spring clean up, the Rose Barracks Recycling Center will provide extended hours.


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 Tues and Thurs 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 Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – noon, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Closed Wed afternoon, Sat, Sun, and German and American holidays.   


Tower Barracks Recycling Center – Located next to AAFES Car Care Center near Bldg. 441. Open Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Thurs 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., and the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Closed German and American 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.


Tower Barracks area bulk trash disposal information listed by county:






Rose Barracks area bulk trash disposal information listed by county:





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