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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Developing and Implementing an Airport Recycling Program

Developing and Implementing an Airport Recycling Program

Section 1 of this guide focuses on how to establish an airport recycling program. Using examples from the experiences of airports around the country, along with the experience of EPA, this document presents ten steps for designing and implementing a successful airport recycling program. Every airport is unique and there is more than one way to set-up and run a successful recycling program; however, there are general practices that are effective in most situations. Section 2 provides examples of activities that promote source reduction, and the importance of purchasing environmentally friendly products. Examples of innovative airport waste reduction programs are included in Section 3.


U.S. EPA Office of Solid Waste, Recycle on the Go Program

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