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2nd February 2013

SWR help Aberdeen Airport take off with new waste plan

Aberdeen Airport Ltd has appointed waste management firm SWR to help manage its waste responsibly and maximise recycling opportunities in a cost effective way.


SWR will use its expertise honed in running its successful waste and recycling program with Edinburgh Airport. The initial target at Aberdeen is to implement a number of processes to drive on site segregation up to round 60% and to minimize waste going to landfill. In addition, SWR will introduce segregated food waste collections to ensure compliance with the new Scottish Waste regulations that are due to come into effect by Jan 2014.


Utilities & Environment Asset Manager at Aberdeen Airport, Stuart Torpey, said: “Improving waste management practices, reducing waste and increasing recycling are all key drivers of the airport’s Master Plan document, which sets out its commitment to mitigating the impacts of the airport on the environment. Everyone working at Aberdeen Airport is committed to fulfilling its role in meeting this challenge.


“Government in Scotland has established a framework to drive this environmental agenda and we are working hard, in partnership with SWR, to become one of the first to comply with the Zero Waste Scotland Plan.”


SWR’s General Manager in Scotland, Stephen Cameron, said: We are delighted to be working with Aberdeen Airport and have an ambitious target to deliver on during 2013. This is very much a partnership arrangement and we have already started to cooperate with the many tenants and waste producers on site. We are confident that with our experience of effective waste management, especially the knowledge we have gained through working at Edinburgh Airport, can help to deliver a solution that will work well in Aberdeen”