Recycling is constantly evolving. Your Urban Impact solution includes ongoing monitoring so we can ‘right-size’ services as your recycling needs change.



csFirst, we generally recommend a site visit to review your site and space requirements. Then, we'll listen to your goals to develop innovative, customized solutions to meet your needs. We'll recommend the right type and number of bins to allow for your employees to easily use the recycling and shredding containers.


Seasonal fluctuations in your operation may create more waste than usual, and different categories of waste may increase or decrease. Over time, our drivers monitor the volume of materials your business generates. We'll make recommendations to right-size your service frequency.


We continuously monitor and right-size your services, collection bins and schedule around your:

  • Sustainability goals
  • Operational goals
  • Size of operations
  • Volume of waste
  • Timeline and budget

Dig Deeper with a Waste Audit

Do you know how much waste you are generating or what’s in it?

The principle is simple: you can manage what you measure. An Urban Impact Waste Audit is a great way for businesses and organizations to learn about you waste habits and needs of their site with a clear snapshot of what you generate, how much you generate.

We sort and weigh your waste streams and provide a report that lets you benchmark your progress and set the bar to improve, with opportunities to cut your carbon footprint, increase diversion, and even save on disposal costs. Here's what we'll do:

  • Conduct a site visit
  • Tour the spaces where garbage is generated and handled
  • Inventory waste and recycling bins 
  • Take a quick look at what is in the garbage stream 
  • Provide you with a proposal for our recommendations on what to Audit
  • Complete the sample and audit report
  • Help you implement the changes that you would like to and;
  • Help you measure your progress over a reasonable time frame

Waste Audits are an excellent communication tool for tenants, students and other important stakeholders.  Waste Audits will also help you get valuable LEED points.

Waste Audit Benefits

  • Gain a better understanding of your waste: know what you generate, how much you generate and where you generate it
  • Help you determine the effectiveness of your current waste management program
  • Benchmark current and potential diversion rates in order to monitor progress
  • Distinguish between high and low performing sections of your building(s) or operations
  • Identify the highest-potential, most cost-effective opportunities for increased source-reduction, reuse, and recycling
  • Increase internal awareness about waste generation and environmental issues
  • Enhance community and improve image and business relationships
  • Reduce solid waste management costs
  • Acquire points towards LEED and other environmental certification programs
  • Acquire current waste generation and diversion statistics for reporting purposes
  • Comply with corporate environmental requirements
  • Get closer to achieving zero waste!

Our Waste Audit Process

A waste audit is a great tool for measuring your current waste and recycling efforts. 

It will snap shot your results into meaningful information that can be used to make improvements, measure results and educate your stakeholders. Waste audits can also reveal costly, wasteful problems or unlock opportunities like new revenue streams. Every site is different, so we tailor our audits to you, choosing the waste streams, site divisions and material categories to be analyzed. We can perform the audit at our recycling facility, or, if you want your staff to observe or participate, we’ll come to your site and do it right before your eyes.

Following the audit we will prepare an official waste audit report that contains:

  • A project overview
  • Photos of what was found in the waste stream
  • Waste composition and diversion statistics
  • Easy-to-understand charts and tables
  • An audit report with recommendations for improving your existing system and results

Following a waste audit, our team will work with you to develop a recycling plan that suits the individual requirements of your operations. A tailored waste management plan can deliver real benefits in terms of cost management, improving recycling through source-separation and reducing waste disposal to landfill.

Our customers also benefit by receiving reporting tools that will show positive change post-audit implementation.


What’s Different about Urban Impact’s Waste Audit

We are not a consulting firm. We are a full-service waste and recycling company.

That means we can actually help you act on audit results and improve your waste management system. If you want to get a better idea of your waste management situation, but aren’t sure how deep you need to go, no problem. Urban Impact offers a full range of waste audit services and can recommend a tailored waste audit process that suits your current volume and recycling.

Contact us to find out more. One thing we definitely won’t waste is your time.

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