Some see Toronto Pearson as a wide expanse of runways, terminal buildings, and roadways. However, we also see the open space and creek valleys that make up approximately one-third of our airport’s land.
The GTAA is always looking at ways to divert materials from landfill. In addition to the regular recycling program, we also recycle paper towels, shrink wrap, batteries and pens. We have an organics recycling program in the food kitchens in the Terminals as well as our Administration building. Additionally, we require our construction contractors to have programs in place to recycle construction and building materials. The handling of international waste specifically is regulated by the federal government. These standards are in place to protect and prevent the spread of disease or other threats to Canadian plants, wildlife and agribusiness.