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What is a waste audit?
A waste audit is a process designed to identify the quantity of different wastes produced by a specific group, company, or organization. Different types of waste can be audited, such as paper and office waste, municipal waste, commercial and industrial waste, as well as construction or demolition waste. Depending on the type of waste being examined, there are various methods of audits to examine the waste; each designed to obtain certain results and outcomes. Trained waste auditors plan the audits to be safely managed for everyone involved in the study. Waste sorting is controlled aside in ventilated areas while the handlers are equipped with protective clothing and gear.
Waste audits can reduce costs and save money
Employing a waste audit can enable your company or organization to recognize potential savings and revenue opportunities through detailed waste study. By studying the amount of waste generated by your business or organization, a better understanding of which products contribute to waste can be gained, thus leading to a more efficient method of eliminating waste and recycling. With a stronger understanding of your group, company, or organization’s waste stream, cost efficient solutions emerge.
Who performs waste audits?
Your local government may perform a waste audit free of charge, or you can contact your waste service provider to inquire if they conduct waste audits. Contacting the Ohio EPA may also be a source for more information on how to have a waste audit performed.
Through waste audits, improvements to waste practices and solutions can be recognized and implemented. Reducing waste with greater recycling efforts will not only benefit the environment, but it will lead to a much stronger potential for reducing costs.