Types of waste
Different types of waste are produced at an airport.
- Non-harmful waste
This is waste that has no dangerous elements. It includes non-hazardous industrial waste, papers, cardboard, wood, textiles, etc.
- Harmful waste
This is waste with one or more dangerous properties, represented by one or more pictograms (explosive, inflammable, dangerous for the environment, toxic, carcinogenic, etc.). These types of waste, if they are not treated correctly, can cause harm to people and the environment (e.g.: chemical products, batteries, used packaging, etc.).
>>> Please note, harmful waste placed in a container designed for non-harmful waste will contaminate the latter. The entire contents will then have to be treated as harmful waste.
Dangerous waste produced on the platform include waste from maintenance (used oils, oil/fuel filters, used rags and packaging, aerosols, car batteries), batteries, fluorescent lighting and lamps, used electric and electronic equipment.
Tours Val de Loire Airport helps towards better waste management and repurposing through specific planning and initiatives. Each item of waste, depending on its composition, undergoes specific treatment while respecting prevailing regulations.
1. Repurposing of non-harmful waste:
- Recycling of paper/cardboard, plastic bottles.
2. Repurposing of dangerous waste: creation of processes adapted to treatment of the different dangerous waste produced (used oils, used materials, tubes and lamps, aerosols, etc.).
3. Initiatives to raise staff awareness about sorting waste.
4. Regular controls on waste management.
The Airport ensures the traceability of waste, from collection to elimination.