Some of the SEA activities consist of the management of the waste disposal cycle, from collection to a landfill.

Waste produced through airport office management, aircraft cleaning, infrastructure maintenance and commercial and catering activity are largely in line with that produced in general urban areas and are broken down into:

  • municipal solid waste
  • special, hazardous and non-hazardous waste 
  • organic waste. 

Waste by type

Source: SEA

The total waste production for Linate for 2014 was 2,529 tons, reporting a decrease of 3.3%, while for Malpensa airport the total production was 5,519 tons with an increase of 4.6% compared to 2013.

Separated collection

In 2014 the SEA Group confirmed its commitment to separated waste collection at the Linate and Malpensa airports; currently separated waste concerns: paper, cardboard, wood, glass, plastic, metal, toner, organic waste. Separated waste management was introduced also to the areas of the airport open to the public.

Linate Separated waste (tonnes)

Source: SEA

Separated waste management for Linate totalled 50.5% and 33.9 for Malpensa, also considering the waste management of special waste. For the previous years, the respective figures were 47.9% and 34.2% for 2013 and 43.0% and 34.5% for 2012.

Malpensa - Separated waste (tonnes)

Source: SEA

Following these actions, the separated waste management at Linate increased, while remaining substantially in line at Malpensa.