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Recycling sculpture made out of bottle caps


Massport is committed to improving the way it handles materials from all aspects of operations—from passenger travel through tenant operations.

Since 2013, Massport has been implementing its single-stream recycling program at Boston Logan and all other Massport facilities. Single-stream recycling means that all recyclable materials are collected in the container and are later sorted at recycling facilities. This makes it easier for people to participate and can help divert more materials from landfill. Please help Massport to recycle responsibly, and learn more about what can and cannot be recycled in stream recycling bins at the airport.

Single-Stream Recycling

To learn what you can and cannot recycle as a passenger or employee at Massport, please refer to the Recycle Smart Recycling Guide (the guide is available in eight different languages).


Recycling bin

Other Recycling Efforts

In addition to single-stream recycling, Massport has programs to recycle other materials, such as food/organic waste, construction and demolition materials, scrap metal, used cooking oil, wooden pallets, batteries, electronic waste (e-waste), and more.

Scrap metal recycling

Hydration Stations

Reuse and refill your water bottle at water filling stations (also known as hydration stations) located across Massport’s aviation properties. Hydration stations provide free, clean drinking water to travelers and help to reduce the number of single-use plastic bottles in the waste stream. Massport continues to install these stations as we renovate and upgrade buildings.


Water bottle refilling station

Liquid Collection Stations

Liquid collection units are located throughout Boston Logan terminals at security checkpoints. Before entering a security checkpoint, travelers can empty beverages into these bins. After going through security, travelers can refill their bottles at hydration stations. This helps to reduce waste and promote sustainable choices. In addition, diverting liquids from the waste stream helps to improve recycling by reducing liquid contamination.

Trash bin next to a labeled liquid collection tank