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Airport Waste Management

Good airport waste management helps ensure the smooth running of any international transport hub, small, domestic, or regional airport. At Business Waste we can provide a full service for your airport – both landside and airside. This includes collections for food and retail waste, office waste, sensitive waste, and airport maintenance waste.

We understand the importance of security and foreign object damage, so we’ll work with your staff to minimise such risks and increase efficiency. You can arrange flexible airport waste collections to suit your needs from anywhere in the UK – from fixed times for collections to single or multiple invoices, depending on your administrative structure.

Contact us online or call 0800 211 8390 today for a free quote for any type of airport waste collection and disposal.

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Our airport waste management services are fully accredited. We can provide airports around the UK with expert advice and assistance, whatever the facility size. We’ll deliver free bins for specialist waste, food waste, general and WEEE waste – you just fill and pay for collection. Then our licensed waste carriers will collect and transport to a relevant, nearby facility for disposal.

The exact method of disposal will depend on the type of waste collected and removed from the airport. We operate on a zero landfill policy, so try to recycle as much as possible. For example, the likes of paper, cardboard, and plastic will be recycled at a nearby facility, while food waste can go through anaerobic digestion to generate energy.

Whatever your requirements, we can provide a uniquely tailored airport waste management service to fulfil the waste needs of your airport – both landside and airside. Speak to one of our team and they can help develop an effective airport waste management plan for the storage, collection, and disposal of your specific waste types.

For further help with our airport waste management services, contact our knowledgeable team today for more information. Call us on 0800 211 8390 for an efficient, secure, and safe airport waste management plan that could save your business and local franchise owners time and money.

Airport recycling bins

To ensure as much waste as possible is disposed of in an environmentally friendly way, using appropriate airport recycling bins can help. Having enough airport bins for each stream also ensures waste is properly separated and stored to avoid the risk of contamination, which may affect its ability to be recycled.

From general waste to packaging, various waste streams are generated in airports. Explore some common types of airport bins.

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  • 240 litre wheelie bins

    Use for just food waste or glass recycling, or general waste and other recyclables.

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  • 1100 litre wheelie bins

    Store large amounts of general waste, dry mixed recycling, and more.

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  • Sanitary bins

    Sanitary bins are a legal requirement in airport bathrooms.

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Airside waste management

At Business Waste, we can also help with your airside waste management needs. We understand the sensitive nature of working airside, so will liaise with airport management and security to ensure the smooth running of waste management services.

All waste operators will be security cleared to your specifications and work to fixed times according to your needs. We’ll supply a regular team to provide airside waste services to ensure maximum trust and efficiency.

We’re aware of the importance of mitigating foreign object damage (FOD) risk to aircraft engines. That’s why we’ll provide secure bins that comply with your FOD policy. We also carry out a free audit of your airside waste needs to ensure waste collection sites are kept as far away from aircraft movements as possible.

Business Waste will also ensure you have enough appropriate bins and containers for your operational needs. This includes everything for the smooth running of airside retail and food businesses, lavatory and cleaning waste, and secure waste from operational and security staff.

Aircraft waste

Another airside waste service we can provide is for aircraft waste. Whether your airport deals with aircraft waste itself, or subcontracts to a third party, Business Waste is on hand to ensure it’s collected safely and quickly to ensure minimum FOD risk on airside.

We’ll liaise with aircraft cleaning teams to ensure efficient storage, removal, and disposal. Our expert team can also deal with aircraft catering teams – either in-house or third party – to ensure food and catering waste is disposed of correctly at the best prices possible, wherever your airport is in the UK.

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Airport waste 

At Business Waste we can help airports across the UK develop a waste management plan. From delivering free bins to arranging a collection schedule that suits you, we’re on hand to cut your waste management costs and improve your environmental impact.

Whatever types, sizes, and number of bins you need – and for whatever area of your airport – we can work out a tailored plan that suits your needs. Whether you require comprehensive waste services for landside and airside, or just for a specific area (such as general waste bins in the airport), we’ll find the best possible solution.

You can arrange delivery of bins for free and just pay for their collection. It’s possible to have them collected on a daily, weekly, or fortnightly schedule based on the size of your airport, size of the bins, type of waste and how much is produced.

Call 0800 211 8390 or contact us online for a free quote for collection of any airport waste bins. If you have any questions or want more information about how our airport waste management services work, one of our expert team can help.

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How does airport 
waste collection work?

  1. Select your free bins

    It’s quick and easy to organise commercial waste collection for your business.

    Simply start by telling us the:

    • Type of waste you need removing
    • Size of bins you require
    • Number of bins you want

    We’ll provide you with a free quote.

  2. Arrange delivery

    When you’re happy with the type, number, and size of free bins, tell us when you need your bins delivering.

    Let us know about any access issues where you want the bins delivering – such as locked gates, access codes and times. We’ll get you up and running in no time.

  3. Fill up your bin

    After the free bins arrive at your chosen location, fill them up with the agreed waste type.

    Make sure you remain within any weight limits for the specific waste type and bin size.

  4. Get your business waste collected

    We’ll arrange waste collection at a time and frequency to suit you and the amount of waste you have.

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Airport shop and 
retail waste management

Retail plays an important part in modern airports and can create a range of different waste types. We work with both airport authorities and shop franchises to ensure regular waste collections, both landside and airside. This includes everything from books and clothes shops to food and drink retailers.

We can supply the right type, size, and amount of commercial waste bins for all shops and restaurants. It helps retail businesses in your airport effectively separate and store general waste, food waste, glass recycling, paper and cardboard recycling, and more – so they’re collected responsibly to keep landfill tax costs to their absolute minimum.

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Landside waste collections

As well as helping airport shops and restaurants, we can provide regular waste collections from other landside operations. These can include all your administrative functions, such as cleaning activities, staff rooms, and other facilities:

  • Regular waste collections from car parks and other public areas.
  • Secure waste collection and shredding for confidential waste.
  • Free wheelie bins to your exact requirements, including recycling bins for paper, glass and more.

Airport maintenance 

We’ve years of experience working with industry and engineering clients, so we know the best ways to deal with waste generated by the necessities of airport – and aircraft – maintenance. From cleaning to construction, maintaining an airport involves a lot of work and produces various waste types daily.

We’re committed to providing a 100% comprehensive waste management service that suits the needs of your airport and associated businesses. Our friendly operators have the bins and machinery to ensure they’re a seamless fit with your own teams to ensure your airport runs like clockwork.

Freight services 
waste management

We understand that airport operations aren’t just about passenger movements. That’s why we’ll work with you to ensure any waste from freight services and quarantine are adequately and smoothly addressed.

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What type of waste is 
generated at airports?

There are many types of airport waste generated landside due to the different businesses that operate within most airports. With retail, construction, logistics, cleaning, and many other activities going on in an airport, the following types of waste are generated in most airports:

  • Construction waste – due to land clearing, building, and renovation activities
  • Dry mixed recycling – from recyclable food and drinks packaging
  • Food waste – waste from restaurants, coffee shops, and other retailers
  • General waste – any non-recyclable rubbish including food scraps
  • Green waste – trimming shrubs and other plant life in airports
  • Hazardous waste – from cleaning materials to waste oil from aircraft
  • Sanitary waste – airport toilets require sanitary bins and regular removal
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  • AIRPORT How does airport waste impact the environment?

    Waste from airports affects the environment in a similar way to most waste types. If the likes of recyclable plastics and other wastes from retailers end up in landfill, they take up valuable space and may leach chemicals that affect the nearby environment. Incineration of food waste from airport restaurants can be used to generate renewable energy but may release greenhouse gases.

    Aircraft waste can have a more serious impact on the environment. Chemicals, oils, and other toxic substances can add to air, ground, and water pollution if they leak or are not disposed of properly.

  • AIRPORT What is airport sustainability?

    Airport sustainability is simply ensuring an airport has as positive an impact as possible on the environment. This can involve a range of measures, such as recycling waste, cutting emissions, and reducing energy usage. Having a strong airport waste management plan in place can help ensure sustainable steps are made for an airport.

  • AIRPORT How can an airport be environmentally friendly?

    For an airport to be environmentally friendly it needs to reduce its carbon footprint and have a positive impact on the planet. A few ways to move towards running an eco-friendly airport include:

    • Switching traditional bulbs to LED lights to reduce energy consumption.
    • Adding airport recycling bins around the building.
    • Having sensor lights that only turn on when people are using the area.
    • Build with recycled and natural materials for any renovation or construction work.
    • Introducing green spaces with shrubs, trees, and real grass where possible.
  • AIRPORT What is deplaned waste?

    Deplaned waste is any type of municipal solid waste (MSW) take off an aeroplane after it lands. This mainly includes all the rubbish plane passengers throw away during the flight. Examples of deplaned waste are:

    • Plastic drinks bottles
    • Newspapers and magazines
    • Metal drinks cans
    • Food waste
    • Food packaging
    • Paper towels

    At Business Waste we can help collect and dispose of deplaned waste in the best possible way with our range of bins and services.

  • AIRPORT What is international waste?

    International waste is any rubbish from an international flight – often from countries with different policies and regulations covering specific waste types. Sometimes called quarantined waste (QW), it’s waste that may pose a risk of introducing pests, diseases, and contaminants.

    It’s generally handled separately from other waste types, such as packaging and food waste, and incinerated to eliminate any risks.

  • AIRPORT Do airports have incinerators?

    Some airports have incinerators onsite to dispose of international waste quickly and effectively. This ensures the risk of any contaminants, pests, and diseases the waste contains spreading is reduced as much as possible. Not all airports have incinerators though, so many use licensed waste carriers to package, collect, and dispose of such waste offsite.

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  • Free quote within 1 hr
  • Any type of airport waste
  • FREE bins and delivery
  • We cover all of the UK