WASTE STREAM AUDITS

The Waste Audit is an assessment of the waste and recycling program used to establish a baseline of volume, costs, and behaviors that contribute to the production of waste and recyclables.

About Waste Audits

One of the first steps in analyzing a customer’s current waste and recycling program is to conduct a Waste Audit. The Waste Audit is an assessment of the waste and recycling program used to establish a baseline of volume, costs, and behaviors that contribute to the production of waste and recyclables.

The term “Waste Audit” is often used in the waste management industry and has very different meanings depending on the process used. For many, a Waste Audit is simply a review of the facility’s contracts and invoices in an attempt to lower costs. For others, it may include a “visual” inspection of the waste with an estimation of waste stream types and volumes generated. However, for CWS, a Waste Audit is an in-depth characterization analysis of a facility’s waste stream that includes data analysis, visual inspections, and physical sorting and weighing of various waste streams.  Corporate Waste Solutions has conducted hundreds of waste audits across the nation for various facility types. A Waste Audit is one of the most effective tools in developing a successful and sustainable waste management plan.

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What Can A Waste Audit Do For You?

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Establish A Baseline

This includes costs, diversion levels, and opportunities for further improvement and efficiencies

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Meet Certification Standards

Many green initiatives, such as LEED or TRUE require a waste audit to be certified

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Measure Progress

It will help determine the effectiveness of the plan you put in place and if additional changes need to be made

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Create Awareness

It can be eye-opening to know what is actually being recycled or thrown away. Increased awareness leads to better education and program participation.

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Verify Metrics

Many companies today must verify their sustainability and ESG reporting through third-party auditors

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Save Money

Our waste audits include a cost analysis and right-sizing recommendations to lower operating costs

The CWS Advantage

Targeted Audits

Targeted Audits

Our waste audits are designed to provide you precise targets when looking for improvement strategies and additional diversion opportunities.  We do this not only by physically sorting your waste and recycling into major components, but we go a step further by breaking down the data into areas of your campus or floors in your building providing you exact areas to target.

Cost Analysis

Cost Analysis

Our cost analysis will identify cost savings opportunities that may be overlooked and confirm avoided costs through your existing program. 

Customizable Studies

Customizable Studies

We will customize your study using specific categories that align with your facility or company needs and goals, providing you solid data for future sustainable operating decisions. 

COMPREHENSIVE REPORTS

COMPREHENSIVE REPORTS

Our final report will provide you with accurate, tangible data and feedback with practical recommendations and tiered implementation strategies.