YVR is committed to reducing waste and increasing recycling.
YVR’s waste management program was recently selected as the winner of the 2018 ACI-NA Environmental Achievement Awards in the Environmental Management Award category, recognizing our commitment to promoting innovative environmental initiatives within the airport community.
As a part of our Environmental Management Plan, YVR set an ambitious target of diverting 50% kilograms total terminal waste from landfill by 2020. As it happens, we surpassed this target in both 2016 and 2017, achieving 51% terminal waste diversion.Diverted materials included bottles, paper, pallets, glass, metal and plastics.
Our waste-reduction projects include:
- Organic waste diversion program
- Centralized food court waste sorting
- Construction material reuse and recycling
- Materials recycling
- Chopstick recycling program
- Latex glove recycling program
- Sustainable printing