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.
What Can A Waste Audit Do For You?
The CWS Advantage
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.
Our cost analysis will identify cost savings opportunities that may be overlooked and confirm avoided costs through your existing program.
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.
Our final report will provide you with accurate, tangible data and feedback with practical recommendations and tiered implementation strategies.