The team at Vermigold Ecotech has significant experience in conducting waste audits including large waste generators such as townships. We focus on objectively assessing customers waste generation and recommend waste reduction strategies.
What is a waste audit and why do one?
A waste audit is a formal, structured process used to quantify the amount and types of waste being generated by an organisation. Information from audits will help identify current waste practices and how they can be improved. Being waste-wise can mean:
- a. A more efficient and effective organisation
- b. Reduced carbon footprint
- c. Better use of limited natural resources.
The waste audit approach to waste-resource assessment is an important first step towards a comprehensive waste reduction program for your organization. It will help you and your organization assess your current generation of solid waste and to plan the changes necessary to comply with the Govt regulations. A waste assessment can be an extremely valuable experience to a forward-thinking organisation. By following this visual estimate approach your organization will be in an excellent position to implement a sound Waste Reduction Action Plan and help turn waste into resources.
What are the objectives of the audit?
The audit's objectives will largely determine the waste types and physical locations to be audited. Some examples of audit objectives could be:
- 1. To determine composition and quantities of waste being generated
- 2. To measure effectiveness of existing waste management systems
- 3. To identify opportunities for improving waste management systems and strategies
- 4. To collect baseline data for measuring the effectiveness of waste minimisation strategies.