Texas Disposal Systems has partnered with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport for the past year. And the company is reporting that the airport’s diversion rates on waste have more than doubled with the amount of materials being sent to the landfill reduced by 13 percent.
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TDS began trash and recycling operations at ABIA in October 2015 in an effort to improve diversion rates that had jumped significantly in the first month of service, airport officials said. Those rates have continued to increase over the past year.
The company services the entire airport with five full-time employees working onsite. The terminal recycling program collects an average of 52 tons of recyclable material every month, which translates to 15,600 cubic yards over the course of a year, officials said.
“Together, TDS and ABIA are committed to diverting waste from the landfill to beneficial uses
whenever possible,” Jen Sembera, Recycling and Composting Coordinator at TDS, said in a prepared statement.