What’s in your waste?
Find Out with Waste Audit

A Waste Audit is an independent investigation into a company’s current waste management system. It is an excellent tool for organizations to understand what is in their waste and where within the company the waste is generated.

There are several benefits to a Waste Audit, including assessing the effectiveness of the current diversion systems, investigating and understanding what is being thrown out, and helping to plan future improvements.

The results from a Waste Audit can help organizations map out waste reduction strategies to reduce waste and increase recycling. A Waste Audit is a guide to saving money and a step forward in protecting the environment.

During a Waste Audit, Urban Impact will methodically sort through a sample of garbage and record the contents. We take photographs of the findings, analyze the materials and provide recommendations.

Waste Audits are an excellent benchmarking tool that are most effective when conducted every few years.

Why choose Urban Impact for a Waste Audit?

Urban Impact has over 30 years of experience helping companies with their recycling, waste and shredding needs. Waste Audits are one of the tools Urban Impact uses to assist customers in succeeding with their waste management efforts.

Our Diversion and Waste Audit reports provide detailed measurements, photos, summary tables and detailed recommendations for improvement and future expansion of your waste reduction program

Urban Impact has the expertise and experience to complete a thorough Waste Audit.

Tips and Hints
Getting Most Out of a Waste Audit
A study based on over 100 waste audits of commercial office buildings revealed that 77% of what is usually thrown out as trash is recyclable.
A typical office waste stream consists of 34% organics, 23% paper, 19% glass/metal/plastic, and 1% e-waste, with only 23% non-recyclable trash. A lost opportunity to recycle and help the environment.
Waste Audits are measurable. With regularly schedule audits companies can see the improvement in their waste management practices.
Scheduling a Waste Audit during “normal” operating times gives companies the most accurate results.
Keep it a secret! Giving everyone the heads up may not result in the most accurate data.