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A week-long ‘waste amnesty’ at Stansted Airport hailed a success

07 Dec A week-long ‘waste amnesty’ at Stansted Airport hailed a success

A week-long ‘waste amnesty’ at London Stansted has collected over nine tonnes of unwanted and discarded items as the airport undertook a major spruce-up ahead of its busiest ever festive season when more than one million passengers are anticipated to pass through its doors.

The clean-up not only improves the passenger experience at the airport, it also supports preparations for the next phase of building works on the £600 million transformation project that will start early next year.

Organised by Stansted’s Facilities Management team and supported by the airport’s waste management specialists, Mitie and Grundons, companies and colleagues from across the campus were invited to do their bit to keep the airport tidy and clear redundant and abandoned materials from right across the site.

All nine tonnes of the waste will now be recycled or disposed of in a way which avoids it going to landfill.

Within the waste collected was:
10 TV screens
Six fridges
Toasters, computers, fans, heaters, radios, photocopying machines
Light tubes, glass, chairs, pushchairs, plastic, umbrellas
Building tools, including trowels, clothing and drills
Three tonnes of metal
Two tonnes of wood
A mattress!