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Waste Audit Mobile App

An effective waste reduction program must be based on current and accurate information on the quantity and composition of the waste stream. Therefore, the first step is a “waste audit,” a systematic procedure to review operations and subsequently, waste generation.

Performing a waste audit will define the composition of your discards by examining how materials enter and exit your facility. All operations produce waste and there is nothing shameful or wrong by recognizing it. However, today’s concern over waste generation and increasing costs of collection and disposal are good reasons to find out how to reduce waste, increase recycling, and try to cut costs. The waste audit process alone will not lead to waste reduction at your business. Rather, it is the starting point that will enable your business to make informed decisions on how to allocate resources for source reduction, waste management and recycling programs.

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    An effective waste reduction program must be based on current and accurate information on the qua...

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    All operations produce waste and there is nothing shameful or wrong by recognizing it.

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    A waste audit begins with the selection of an audit team.

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    Depending on the size of your establishment, choose two or three people to head up the waste audi...

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    To assess company waste generation, the first thing the audit team will do is research how waste ...

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    Following the completion of Profile 1, the team will conduct a walk-through of the facility.

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    Receiving area

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    Lounge

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    Stock room

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    Cafeteria, kitchen & lunchroom

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    Individual offices & desks

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    Assembly lines

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    Copy and fax machines

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    Shipping

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    With a basic understanding of your operation’s waste management, the team is ready to take a hand...

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    Since this exercise will require the team to physically sort through the trash, puncture-resistan...

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    Using the information in Appendix A, titled “Materials Background,” as a guide, and Profile 2 a...

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    Remember, this guide is intended for municipal solid waste audits.

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    After broadly identifying the types and percentages of waste generated by the walk-through and vi...

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    Use Profile 3, Option A or Option B for each segment of your waste stream.

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    OPTION A

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    Completion of Profile 3, Option A requires the audit team to review purchasing records for each o...

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    In addition to purchasing records, pay careful attention to other ways materials enter your opera...

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    It is important that, on line (C), your calculations also estimate how many pounds of each materi...

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    OPTION B

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    If Option B is used, the form should be completed at the end of the Trash Sort.

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    Name of Hauler:

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    List all collection points inside and outside the company:

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