How to conduct an office waste assessment
containing presentation slides, participant's handouts, process guide and example report
A waste assessment is a visual analysis of the types and quantities of waste found in the workplace. It identifies the main types of waste present, analyses the waste streams and systems in place, gives an idea of quantities generated and helps pinpoint opportunities for improvement.
The training course will assist participants in undertaking waste assessments to contribute to their agency meeting its obligations under the WRAPP, and importantly to develop a sustainable waste reduction program within their office.
The course will focus on an agency's office-based waste assessment requirements under the WRAPP. These activities will help inform an agency's WRAPP plan and progress reports.
The objectives of the course focus on providing participants with an understanding of how to:
- complete an office-based waste assessment
- develop effective waste assessment plans
- identify better ways to manage waste and reduce costs
- plan to integrate waste reduction into work practices.
This course will benefit those who do not already have a background in conducting waste assessments or audits and would like to ensure that their office has effective waste and recycling systems.
Feedback on the useability and practicality of the course from participants has been very positive, including:
- from an experienced WRAPP Contact Officer (WCO): "This course has reinspired my enthusiasm…to look for ways to improve the capture of recyclables and the diversion of materials [from] landfill"; and
- From an inexperienced WCO: "[The course] simplified the process - previously thought it was all too hard."
If you wish to download this material please go to page 2 of this guide or contact the WRAPP Team to request a CD copy.
Page last updated: 27 February 2011