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Waste Management Checklist

You can use this waste management checklist to document your findings during an audit. This form can guide the waste audit team to document the total cost and revenue of their waste disposal. Document the type, volume, and weight of discarded waste.

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Current Waste Operations
Current Waste Operations
Name of Hauler:
List all collection points inside and outside the company:
Amount currently collected by weight:
Amount currently collected by volume:
Frequency of collection:
Average bill:
Billing Frequency:
Bills based on weight or volume?
Where is the waste disposed of:
List current recycling efforts:
Materials collected:
How are they collected:
Amounts of each material collected by weight:
Percentage of overall waste currently recycled:
Recycling revenue:
Recycling costs:
Avoided disposal costs (i.e., savings accrued by not paying for material to be hauled to final disposal facilities:
Identifying Wastes
Identifying Wastes
Estimated % in Waste Stream
Computer paper
• White ledger:
White form feed paper
White copy paper
White letterhead
White ledger pads
Cash register receipts
Adding machine tape
• Colored paper:
Copy paper
Yellow legal pads
Message pads
Corrugated cardboard
• Mixed waste paper:
Unsolicited mail
Coated stock
Windowed envelopes
Stick-on notes
• Used paper:
Paper plates/cups
Paper napkins/towels
• Non-recyclable paper:
Carbon paper
• Plastics:
PETE bottles
HDPE bottles, unpigmented
HDPE bottles, pigmented
HDPE film
LDPE film
Vinyl bottles
Polystyrene foam
Rigid polystyrene
Other plastics
• Aluminum:
Other aluminum
• Steel cans:
Other ferrous materials (strapping)
• Yard waste:
Grass clippings
Leaves and brush
Other materials
Quantifying Elements of the Waste Stream
Click + Waste Item
Item name
(A) lbs. received monthly:
(B) lbs. not discarded i.e., retained in files or warehouse, mailed out
(C) lbs. recycled
(D) Total monthly discards A – (B+C) =
Comments / Recommendations
Name and Signature of Auditor
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Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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