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Waste management²¹

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 and similar from cleaning and waste collection activities in air terminals, auxiliary buildings and aircraft. This waste is collected in dumpsters and bins, appropriately distributed across the airport and disposed of by companies appointed by the relevant regional administrations. Municipal solid waste concerns the dry portion and the separated portions;
  • hazardous special waste (waste oil, oily emulsions, oil and diesel filters, sanitary waste, etc.) and non-hazardous waste (ferrous scrap metal, expired drugs, alkaline batteries, etc.) from SEA maintenance activities;
  • waste from meals consumed by passengers on board aircraft; They are managed, and disposed of, directly by the catering companies and not handled by the airport manager.

Linate - Waste produced by type (tons)


(*) The 2017 figure excludes a one-off extraordinary production of non-hazardous ‘construction and demolition’ waste totaling 548.98 tons.
Source: SEA

Malpensa - Waste produced by type (tons)


Source: SEA

The total production of waste, in 2017, was equal to 2,535 tons at Linate and 5,554 tons at Malpensa.

Total waste production (tons)


Source: SEA

2017 saw the continuation of our commitment to separate waste collection, equal to 57.4% at Linate and 31.7% at Malpensa, including the separate collection of special waste. At Linate there was an increase, while Malpensa was substantially in line with 2016.

% Separated collection

Malpensa 31.7 31.2 32.1
Linate 57.4 53.6 50.9

Source: SEA


21  2015 and 2016 data refers to SEA.