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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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Waste Management Checklist

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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