Waste Zero Services
Audits and Consultations
Let us help you design a service configuration that meets your recycling, composting or garbage (landfill-bound) collection needs. Our objectives are to increase your recycling and diversion practices as well as to decrease the amount of material that is landfill-bound.
Our Waste Zero Specialist team begins by conducting an on-site waste audit to help your company apply the best management practices to the material discarded. Based on your audit results, we make recommendations on how to reduce your collection expense and positively impact the environment.
Depending on your type of business or residential property, the team will:
- Visit your site to discuss sustainability goals and potential space requirements/restraints
- Conduct audits of your waste stream to suggest bin sizing and reduce costs
- Customize your service options and equipment to meet your needs
- Provide signs, fliers, stickers, and training at no additional cost
The Waste Zero Team is familiar with assisting all business types–from office buildings, hotels and hospitality, restaurants, hospitals, and shopping centers to large commercial residential properties.
Business Tips to Prevent Waste and Save Money
- Inform employees and tenants. Provide information on an ongoing basis about your recycling and composting programs – e-mail, meetings, newsletters, and sorting guides.
- Place signage near every container – kitchens, bathrooms, common areas.
- Place a blue recycling container beside every desk, workstation, copier, printer and garbage can.
- Designate a recycling coordinator or leader to be in charge of your recycling programs.
- Make the most out of your paper. Purchase printers that allow double sided printing, or use the other side of paper for your copy and note paper. Purchase recycled paper.
- Use washable mugs instead of paper or Styrofoam cups, and use drinking glasses for tap water or water delivered in large bottles.
- Invest in washable cloth dish towels and napkins, reusable plates, bowls and utensils.
- Packing Materials: Shred or bunch up old paper or catalogues to use as packing material. Ask your vendors to avoid using excessive packaging, and reuse packaging materials whenever possible. Styrofoam peanuts, bubble wrap, and most packing materials can be donated to packaging stores.
- Invest in rechargeable batteries and battery chargers for digital cameras, flashlights, and other small devices. Designate a space for proper battery