Trash Audit

Waste reduction programs, or diversion programs, are becoming more popular as the practice of being sustainable catches on. Many cities and counties are making it mandatory for all businesses within their locality to have a waste reduction program in place if they are not already doing so. Not having an active program could mean fines and penalties.

So that leads us to the question: Do you currently have a waste reduction program in place? If not, the best way to begin a waste reduction program is to have a waste audit conducted at your business.


Part of a successful waste audit requires the auditor to climb into a dumpster or trash container to see what is actually thrown away. This is a service SLM is proud to offer and something we have been doing for our clients since we opened our doors! Yes, we actually jump into your dumpster!  This is a special program to fit your budget and all your recycling needs.

SLM offers waste audits for all industries and we have seen it all, from office waste to commercial and industrial waste, and even construction waste. This valuable tool can lead to more efficient and effective locations while reducing waste costs.

All waste audits are conducted by SLM’s CEO and are sensibly planned and implemented with the safety of all parties being the number one priority. A mask, gloves, a hazardous materials suit, and protective footwear covers are worn at all times and waste is never touched with bare hands.

SLM recommends that waste audits be conducted by every industry at least once. It is one of the most operative ways to reduce your disposal fees and be sustainable.

By conducting a waste audit, SLM can determine:

  •  What the majority of your waste stream is composed of
  •  If you are actually recycling
  •  How much of your waste stream can be diverted
  •  The effectiveness of your existing waste management program
  •  Opportunities for improvement
  •  Weight and volume of the materials which could be recycled

We will separate your waste stream by hand and physically show you what was placed into your dumpster or trash container. From there, we will explain what can be recycled, what can be composted, and what must remain.

The initial goal of the program is to make all clients aware of sustainable practices while the ultimate goal is zero waste!

At the end of every audit, you can expect:

  • Ongoing support- we are available to answer all questions and address any issues 24/7/365
  • Behind The Counter Waste Reduction Training: SLM will provide your team with education to ensure the program’s success. If requested, SLM will make available pictorials for your facilities in order to increase the program’s effectiveness.

All you need to do is call 888.847.4449 to find out how.


    • Determining composition and quantities of waste being generated
    • Measuring effectiveness of existing waste management systems
    • Identifying opportunities for improving waste management systems and strategies
    • Collecting baseline data for measuring the effectiveness of waste minimization strategies
    • Overall reduction of waste management costs

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