The army is known for its green fatigues; however Fort Leonard Wood is greener than even what the department of defense had anticipated. The base has surpassed the D.O.D.’s 2014 goals for diverting waste from landfills, recycling almost half of their waste and saving over a million dollars. The D.O.D. set a goal of diverting 48% of solid waste from landfills and the base finished the year at 49%. For construction and demolition waste the goal was 58% and the post exceeded that with 79%.