When one thinks of restaurants at BWI Marshall Airport, it is often not in association with environmental regulations, but rather the services they provide to passengers on a daily basis.

In addition to these services, however, restaurants are required to comply with a number of environmental regulations. Fortunately, all of the restaurants at BWI Marshall are located entirely indoors, so there is less opportunity for environmental impacts. However, there are several issues restaurant staff should be aware of including wastewater discharges containing oil and grease to the sanitary sewer system, disposal of oil and grease, and trash disposal.

Pollution prevention, or source reduction reduces or eliminates the creation of pollutants. This is a cost-effective approach that eliminates or minimizes pollutants at the source so pollutants never enter the environment.

Assuring that these activities are in compliance with the various environmental regulations is important to avoid fines and penalties.