In 2006, the Clark County Department of Aviation began a green transformation by
focusing on more natural ways to do business. The first step was the formation
of an Environmental Conservation Committee, which has blossomed to a 17-member
group representing a cross-section of the department. Charged with tracking
current sustainability efforts, the group works to assess innovative ways the
airport and its employees can team up to reduce, reuse and recycle materials
used at McCarran International Airport.
McCarran's employees, tenants and customers generate approximately 14,300 tons
of garbage each year, much of which includes recyclables like paper, plastic and
aluminum. The department is making strides to create a more-comprehensive recycling plan, like the inception of a
first-ever airport terminal recycling program that lets customers recycle their
plastic, paper and aluminum products.
Learn more about those efforts and other ways we’ve transformed to a brighter
shade of green.
Pursuing a Green Transformation, a Natural Way to do Business
Reasons Why McCarran Recycles
Additional Ways to Protect the Environment
Can I Recycle?
In the News
Airport Forms Committee to Improve Recycling Plan (Las Vegas Sun, June 2005)
Flying Green (In Business Las Vegas, May 2009)
Pieces of McCarran Airfield Recycled into LVMS Parking Lot (LVMS, April 2008)