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Hello, I am Evan Nadal. When I first started recycling, we placed each of the materials in separate bins. Sometimes, separate trucks would come pick up the cardboard, glass and plastic materials. Today, we can simply place all of the items in a single bin for the truck to pick up each week. The materials are automatically sorted at the facility. After the preparation and processing procedure, the new materials are shipped out to manufacturers that create new packaging and products from those supplies. I want to explore the recycling process from beginning to end on this site. I will talk about manufacturing with recycled materials as well. Please visit my site daily to learn more.


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How A Waste Audit Will Help Your Business

by Eleanor Holland

As a business, you are responsible for taking care of the waste you generate in a responsible manner. Depending on your industry, there may even be state and federal guidelines you must follow concerning waste management. Every business should be concerned with managing their waste. One way to better understand how to control your waste is through a waste audit.

#1 Figure Out How Much Waste You Make

The first thing a waste audit will do is help you figure out how much waste you generate at your business. A waste audit can help you figure out that amount of waste you generate per day and per week. The audit can help you identify if there are days or times of the year where your business generates more waste.

#2 Figure Out What Your Waste is Made Of

With a waste audit, the auditor will literally go through your trash. They will sort through your trash over a set period of time. By literally going through your trash, you will end up with a solid idea of what type of waste your business generates. You will learn about all the different types of waste your business creates, which can help you better manage your waste.

The auditor will also sort and figure out if you are producing any hazardous waste. Hazardous waste has to be handled differently than non-hazardous waste.

#3 Figure Out What Is Making Waste

Once the audit has figured out how much waste your business creates and what the waste consists of, they will examine your actual business more closely. They will come in and tour your business and observe operations at various times. The auditor will use these tours and observational periods to identify and figure out which processes within your business are creating your waste.

#4 Provide You With a Plan for Reducing & Managing Waste

Waste auditors do more than simply quantify how much waste your business generates — they also work to figure out how you can reduce your waste and better segregate your waste for recycling. They will provide you with an overview on how you are currently managing your waste and how you could be managing it. The auditor will give you specific ideas you can implement to reduce the waste generated by your business. Then, they will help you set up processes to easily segregate waste to help facilitate recycling over throwing things in the trash.

A waste stream management company like H & H Metals Co will help you evaluate your business's relationship to waste and will help you create plans and processes to be more responsible about the waste you create and where it goes.