The priority for waste management and waste processing at our airport is consistent classification of the waste produced, allowing the reuse of recyclable waste such as glass and separation of waste which could pose danger to the environment.
Individual airport sites have been equipped with containers for separate collection of waste, allowing the classification of waste directly at source. The communal waste collected includes primarily paper, plastic and glass.
The collection of assorted waste components, both reusable waste and hazardous substances, is done using an intermediate waste depot in the SOUTH area with special collection containers for each type of waste. The collection of assorted waste from individual locations is done by Prague Airport using its own workforce. The waste is collected from the intermediate waste depot by specialised companies for reuse or final discard. A specialised company collects the communal waste produced directly from the containers located at individual airport sites, by access roads and in public places used by passengers (e.g. parking areas).
In Terminals 1 and 2, waste management is based on the system of collecting waste into coloured plastic bags. Communal waste (paper, plastic, glass, metal, Tetrapack, kitchen waste and residual communal waste) produced by individual suppliers is separately collected in coloured plastic bags fitted with barcodes which are transported by the cleaning company to the Central Waste Storage located on the ground floor of the Terminal. To make maximum use of the storage facility, the remaining waste is compressed and stored in high-capacity compression containers which, once filled, are transported for final discard.
Prague Airport, as the administrator of buildings leased out by the Czech Aeroholding companies, provides at the leased buildings the management of communal waste, which (with the exception of kitchen waste) the airport also produces. The remaining waste must be handled by the tenants in a manner following the established rules and regulations, with the emphasis on their obligation to use at their own expense, authorised companies to collect and discard the waste.
As of 1 July 2012, Prague Airport is authorised to conduct business transactions with other and hazardous waste.