The Airport Authority was presented with
the City of San Diego’s Recycler of the Year award at the San Diego EarthWorks’
Planet reception on May 12, 2004.
This was the second year in a row that San Diego International
Airport was recognized by the City for its recycling program
and its outreach program designed to educate airport concessionaires,
tenants and staff about its single-stream recycling program.
In July of 2002, the Airport first implemented a single-stream
recycling program, which allows all recyclable material to
be collected in the same container. The Airport placed a total
of 50 recycling bins throughout the airport terminals. This
effort directly contributed to an increase in the amount of
waste product recycled at the airport from 107 tons in 2002
to over 250 tons in 2003.
Guide was developed to describe and promote the single-stream
recycling program. It is a bilingual English-Spanish brochure
with useful information about what can and cannot go into
the recycling containers. The brochure also includes suggestions
for otherways to help reduce the amount of waste being generated
at work or at home.
For more information on recycling at work and at home, visit
Love a Clean San Diego.