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Airport Recycling, Reuse, and Waste Reduction


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Enhancing airport recycling, reuse, and waste reduction programs is a core objective of airport planning. All airports that have or plan to prepare a master plan, and that receive Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for an eligible project, must ensure that the new or updated master plan addresses issues related to solid waste recycling at the airport. This includes:

  • The feasibility of solid waste recycling;
  • Minimizing the generation of solid waste;
  • Operation and maintenance requirements;
  • Review of waste management contracts; and
  • The potential for cost savings or the generation of revenue.

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