At Waste Audit Canada, we provide companies of all sizes and across all industries with the waste audits and waste consulting they need. In Ontario, waste audits are necessary to meet regulations 102/94 and 103/94. These Ontario-specific regulations define which companies require waste audits, what the waste audit must include and how the waste audit should be conducted.
who requires waste audits & reduction work plans?
Depending on the size of your company and what industry you’re in, a waste audit and reduction work plan will be necessary.
- Restaurants with sales greater than $3 million
- Hotels and motels with more than 75 units
- Educational institutions with enrollment over 350
- Office buildings or group of buildings with more than 10,000 square meters
- Large manufacturing facilities with over 16,000 hours worked per month and over 100 employees
- Retail shopping establishments/complexes with more than 10,000 square meters
- Large construction and demolition projects and hospitals in classes A, B or F
the waste audit process
Our team of waste audit experts have over 14 years’ experience with completing waste audits and over 18 years’ experience in identifying cost reductions for clients. We have the experience and qualifications you need to conduct a successful waste audit.
- The process begins when we review your current waste practices and disposal methods. We’ll come up with the best approach to acquire a representative sample or samples.
- We will then review your overall annual numbers where available.
- We will visit your site (or the site where you dispose of your waste) to inspect it and collect the data on the samples we initially outlined in the first step. At this stage we will literally go through and sort the waste into categories and weigh each of them.
- We will then analyze the data and crosscheck the values against the annual totals to verify realistic values.
- The last step in the waste audit process is to develop a custom report which summarizes the wastes produced and how they are handled.
After this process is complete, we will prepare a waste reduction work plan that is tailored to your company and suggest how your current practices can be improved. Please visit waste audit methodology to learn more about the process.