Waste Audit & Composition Study

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Zero Waste Audit & Composition Study

HSR Zero Waste´s team is made up of industry experts with solid experience in performing Waste Audit and Composition Study for businesses of all sizes and types.

We provide an audit service tailored to your sustainability requirements, whether it is complying with environmental programs, achieving sustainability goals, increasing waste program participation within the staff, increasing waste diversion rates, adopting Zero Waste practices, or all of the above.

PROGRAMS WE CAN HELP YOU WITH

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WHAT IS A WASTE AUDIT & COMPOSITION STUDY

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A Waste Audit & Composition Study represents a baseline Zero Waste assessment, focusing on measuring the amount of material discards generated by a facility over a given period of time, as well as characterizing its composition.

HSR staff collect a representative sample of the waste generated by the facility, sort and weigh it to record the quantities and types of materials. A deep analysis of the findings is developed in the form of an assessment containing the feedback of our Zero Waste experts that have over 30 years of experience in the waste industry.

This assessment measures the effectiveness of the facility’s separate collection program. The data collected is utilized to identify opportunities for intervention towards better resource management, waste reduction, cost savings as well as the adoption of Zero Waste practices.

A Waste Composition Study is complemented by a primarily qualitative facility assessment or Zero Waste Facility Assessment. Together, these baseline assessments provide a representation of a facility’s current level of performance, creating a basis from which to document the facility’s progress towards Zero Waste over time.


WHO IS IT FOR

Any organization that is looking to collect data regarding its waste generation, nature, and composition. We serve a wide range of businesses, from restaurants and offices to shopping malls, hospitals, and educational institutions. Any establishment can benefit from clear and measurable waste insights.

Examples of facilities may include but are certainly not limited to:

Schools

Coffee Shops

Restaurants

Community Centers

Theatres

Offices

Manufacturing

Hotels

Shopping Centers


WHY PERFORM A ZERO WASTE COMPOSITION STUDY & WASTE AUDIT

  • Offers a quantitative analysis of the amount of waste generated by a facility, characterizing its composition
  • Identify opportunities for waste-related cost savings
  • Creates Zero Waste baseline data
  • Determines current program effectiveness
  • Helps increase the waste diversion rate
  • Identifies opportunities for intervention towards Zero Waste
  • Represents a required step for recognition or certification under Zero Waste Canada