Conduct a Waste Audit on Your Campus!

As the student-led zero waste movement gains momentum across the nation, the Post-Landfill Action Network is working hard to ensure that students have access to the tools and information they need to make lasting change on their campuses. To do this, we work with industry innovators, campus leaders and other non-profit activists in building best-practice resources. With all the innovative ways to tackle waste, where are you to start on your college campus? PLAN’s Waste Audit manual will help you to identify and troubleshoot the major waste streams on your campus, from office bins to campus dumpsters. We cover all of the essentials for gathering, assessing and presenting waste audit data, including:

  • Weight vs. Volume based assessments and methodologies
  • Supplies, labor, and health and safety precautions for assessments
  • Follow-up audit recommendations for reduced waste generation and efficient waste management on campus

In addition to the logistics of an audit at any scale, we incorporate project advice for volunteer recruitment, smooth leadership turnover, working with administration, and facilitating collaboration across campus. To access this resource, look in your campus’s PLAN member folder, or connect with our Campus Coordinators to find out how to make your campus a part of the network!

 

To access this resource, look in your campus’s PLAN member folder, or connect with our Campus Coordinators to find out how to make your campus a part of the network!

Click on the cover page for a preview of the Waste Audit Manual!

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Access one-on-one advising, all of the benefits listed here, and other best practice manuals on the following topics:

  • Move-Out Programs
  • Food Recovery and Composting
  • Free and Thrift Stores
  • Plastic-Free Campuses (This one is publicly accessible – take a look!)
  • Hard-to-Recycle Materials

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