Some of the SEA activities consist of the management of the waste disposal cycle, from collection to a landfill.
The total production of waste, in 2018, was equal to 2,806 tons at Linate and 6,214 tons at Malpensa.
The separated collection of municipal urban waste
Again in 2018, SEA confirmed its commitment to the separated collection of municipal urban waste at the Linate and Malpensa airports. Currently, separated collection is implemented for: paper, cardboard, wood, glass, plastic, metal, toner, organic waste and batteries at the areas of the airport open to the public. Separate waste collection was equal to 62.9% at Linate and 34.6% at Malpensa, including the separate collection of special waste, registering a total increase of approximately 10% in both airports compared to 2017.
All special waste produced is separated by type, with specific contracts with companies authorized for the management of such (for example: IT equipment, oils, emulsions, irons, paints, etc.). It is therefore entirely separated by type and disposed of, recycled according to the applicable regulations and the technological standards of the treatment plant to which it is conferred.