Orlando International Airport achieves 1000-ton recycling

Orlando International Airport (MCO) recycled extensively in 2016.

The volume of paper products recycled equated to 14,000 trees.
  • 60 tons of metal
  • 20 tons of tires
  • 326 tons of wood pallets
  • 664.5 tons of cardboard and shredded paper

Part of the airport’s recycling success may be attributed to the standardizing of recycling labels. MCO was one of the first airports to use standardized bin labels, which make recycling easier for passengers. As a result, waste diversion does increase.

A reporter from FlyMCO 105.1 HD2, the airport’s internal station, recently discussed MCO achievements in recycling with Rains Vickery, Sustainability Specialist for ecoPreserve. The occasion was the America Recycles Day, November 15th.

The brief, fact-filled interview can be played using the above control. Below, Rains and an unnamed recycling bin attend the ecoPreserve table at the MCO America Recycles Day event.

Alexa Stone
LEED AP, Sustainable Facility Professional, Envision Sustainability Professional - - Alexa has more than 25 years of experience in sustainable and Smart Cities development. Her strategic planning work has served local, state, and federal government, higher education, and private industry. Alexa founded ecoPreserve in 2009 as a team of 3 and has grown the company to over a dozen of the brightest sustainability and project management professionals in the industry.
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