Travelers. Security. Airplanes. Vehicles. Vendors. And one Aviation Environmental Compliance Manager dedicated to reducing waste at Portland International Airport. Stan Jones has managed the Port of Portland’s PDX recycling program since 2003. And he’s a Master Recycler too, so he proudly shared some the terminal’s processes with Masters Audrey Desler, Felictia Monteblanco, Lisa Clifton, Kelly Bryan, Su-wen Chen, Mitzi Sugar, Gustav Sculptor and Chatten Hayes on April 7th, 2011. Chatten Hayes (Class 44) wrote up this report.
In the metro region, an ordinance entitled Enhanced Dry Waste Recovery Program (EDWRP) requires that dry waste from construction and demolition be processed at a dry waste recovery facility to pull out recyclables before the waste is dumped in a landfill. Portland has additional requirements. For all building projects within the city where the total job cost (including both demolition and construction phases) exceeds $50,000, the general contractor shall ensure that 75% of the solid waste produced on the job site is recycled.
All kinds of businesses throughout the Portland metropolitan area are doing their part by recycling at work. However, during an average year, businesses still send more than 100,000 tons of recyclable paper and containers to our local landfills. Find out the Business Recycling rules that are designed to tackle the problem.