Selective waste collection is not limited to households. At Brussels Airport too waste is collected separately. Dedicated bins are provided for depositing cardboard and paper, PMD (plastic bottles, metal cans and drink cartons) and non-recyclable refuse.
Airport companies on the other hand can make use of one of container parks for selective waste collection that are located in the terminals, at Brucargo and at several smaller waste collection points.
Awareness campaigns and staff training sessions are also organised to successfully manage the waste flows. An approach that bears fruit! In ten years' time the amount of non-recyclable waste decreased by 25%.
And what about kitchen refuse, grass clippings and the sludge from the water treatment plant? We are currently investigating whether we could treat this in a digestion installation of our own.