The many companies present at the airport produce around 800 tonnes of waste per year. Bordeaux Airport applies a policy of improving sorting and increasing the percentage of recovered waste.
Management of airport waste starts with collection and then transport to the location where the waste will be treated using the most appropriate process:
Non-hazardous waste from economic activity: around 90% of all waste
(industrial waste similar to household waste, packaging, press, office, cleaning, and organic food service waste, etc.)
So as to not mix them up, containers dedicated to the various types of waste are installed directly on the sites where they are produced, or are spread out across the platform.
Collected by an external provider, the waste is then transported to disposal or reclamation networks.
Traceability is guaranteed by a container barcode system, combined with onboard weighing.
(oil, batteries, light sources, electric and electronic materials, chemical products, etc.)
Each producer oversees the collection, storage and disposal of the hazardous waste it produces according to the legislation specific to its category, and is required to draw up a tracking form.
Waste undergoes specific treatment depending on its type:
- energy recovery: waste similar to household waste
- material recovery: packaging waste (paper, cardboard), journals/magazines, plastic film, wood palettes, metals, glass, etc.
- recycling: computer consumables
- burial: non-dangerous waste
- destruction: hazardous waste