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The Airport Authority was presented with the City of San Diego’s Recycler of the Year award at the San Diego EarthWorks’ Very Important 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.

The Airport's Recycling 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 I Love a Clean San Diego.

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