Restaurants in Denver International Airport’s Jeppesen
Terminal, together with employees in the terminal and the Airport Office
Building, are taking part in a pilot program to test the feasibility of
composting organic materials. The program is funded by a grant to DIA
and the Denver Department of Public Works from the Colorado Department
of Public Health and Environment.
The Denver Department of Public Works began its
residential-collection part of the composting program several
months ago. DIA’s commercial-collection program began in late
January and will continue for three months.
pilot program will involve collecting organic material from the restaurants and break rooms in the terminal and AOB, with the goal
of turning it into reusable compost material.
project will provide us with valuable information on the
logistical issues, organics diversion, and economics of composting
at the airport,” said Janell
Barrilleaux, director of environmental services at DIA. “This information will help us
determine the feasibility of making organics collection and
composting a permanent program at DIA.”
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