America Recycles Day

Win prizes for getting caught recycling at Denver Int’l Airport

All this week, Denver International Airport (DEN) is rewarding passengers who get “caught” recycling with gift certificates for airport shops and restaurants. The promotion is in honor of America Recycle Days, which officially took place on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009.

The promotion runs from today (Mon. 11/16/09) through Friday (11/20/09) and the way to win is to get caught in the act of recycling something by one of the airport’s Environmental Services team members who will be combing the main Jeppesen Terminal and the three concourses looking for passengers who are recycling.


Gannon Torrella got “caught” early on by Janell Barrilleaux and Jerry William and won a book of TCBY coupons.

What else can you win if you get caught recycling at Denver International Airport? 16 restaurants, including Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream; Boulder Beer Tap House; Burger King; Caribou Coffee;Lefty’s Mile High Grille, Colorado Trails Grille; the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and others are participating.

Good luck!

Atlanta Airport goes green for America Recycles Day

Airports all over the country have on-site recycling programs.

My home airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), in fact, just won an award for the recycling efforts of the airport’s concessions, which recycle, re-use and compost everything from cardboard to coffee grounds and donate enough food to area food banks to feed more than 8,000 families a year.


Now, just in time for America Recycles Day this Sunday, November 15th, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is rolling out a new recycling program that will be effortless to use and will reduce the amount of trash the airport sends to landfills by 50 percent by the end of the program’s first year — and by 70 percent by the end of the second year.

ATL- Recycling

How does it work?  Simple:  Just put your recyclable materials and anything else you have to throw away in one of the containers marked with a GreenSortATL logo. They’ll do the rest: under the new program, all waste generated by passengers, employees and businesses goes into the same container and is taken to a facility, where it is sorted and recycled.

Great idea!