Efficient Waste management practices are critical to the sustainability journey of airports.

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Efficient Waste management practices are critical to the sustainability journey of airports. The aviation sector’s impact on the environment is under constant scrutiny, partially due to the high volumes of waste it generates and its perceived inability to dispose of or recycle it.

Aviation stakeholders, such as airports, are expected to focus their future investments on long-term sustainable goals and waste of course plays a major part in this.

Regulators and governments are increasingly taking note of the large amounts of waste being generated, and they are likely to implement stringent guidelines for waste management across industries.

Investing in efficient waste management will further improve airports’ sustainability efforts. Zero waste is a long-term aspirational goal for airports to significantly reduce their environmental impact.

Reducing waste generation, enhancing recycling capacities, reducing waste disposal quantities, and efficient waste collection processes are the critical tenets of the zero-waste strategy.

Improving the efficiency of existing resources is key to the implementation of zero-waste initiatives. The growing passenger traffic and expanding airport infrastructure will lead to an increased amount of waste.

This is where Novus Environmental can help. We operate across all of the main UK airports and have extensive experience servicing many of the cargos and terminals, as well as working closely with UK Border Force.

We possess all the relevant passes and licenses to operate both Airside and landside, and all of our service personnel are security cleared. Our bespoke fleet of vehicles are landside compliant ensuring we meet all of the required site safety standards.

Operating both landside and airside, we currently provide solutions for the following waste types:

  • International Catering Waste
  • POAO (Products of Animal Origin)
  • PBG (Plant Based Goods)
  • Food waste
  • Hazardous waste
  • WEEE waste
  • Seized Goods
  • Rejected Goods
  • Secure Destruction
  • Sanatory waste
  • Foreign Object Debris (FOD)
  • General Waste
  • DMR

We provide suitable bins and containers to suit our customers operational needs. From small 240 Litre bins up to large skips, we have got you covered.

Our waste experts are on hand to carry out a detailed site survey and waste audit. Using the data collected from this exercise, we will work with you to develop your waste management plan, which is designed to save you money, achieve your sustainability targets, improve operational efficiency and most importantly, be compliant with UK waste regulations.

We can offer a fully integrated, consolidated solution where one supplier takes ownership of your broad spectrum of waste needs.

Our efficient & compliant Airport Waste service adheres to ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) and GADS (General Airport Directives) guidelines and regulations regarding the handling and disposal of aviation waste.

Novus are fully insured, compliant and accredited

At Novus Environmental, we guide the disposal of all waste types. With a thorough understanding of your needs, we deliver industry-leading solutions.

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