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Recycling A Big Effort At MNAA

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority has become an active recycler.

It has recycled 334 Curby containers of office paper, newspapers and magazines, as well as 223,300 pounds of cardboard.

Earth Day, which was Tuesday, marks just over a year of the efforts for MNAA. The authority also recycles carpet, batteries, fluorescent lamps, HID lamps and lighting ballast.

“Our partnership with Metro Public Works Recycling Program not only makes [Nashville International (BNA)] a more environmentally conscious atmosphere, but it also emphasizes our core values of innovation, financial efficiency and customer focus,” said Raul Regalado, MNAA president and chief executive officer.  

Employees and tenants at BNA contribute to the effort, including the airport’s 15 airlines. Carts for collecting dry paper goods are given to tenants, which prevents unnecessarily disposing of paper products in the traditional garbage.

Recycling bins can be found throughout the terminal, as well as in administrative offices.

Service Management Systems, the MNAA’s Nashville-based custodial contractor, consolidates the cardboard and the recycling bin contents into the Curby receptacles for weekly pickup and sorting.