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Waste Stream Analysis (formerly know as a Waste Audit).
Blue Planet is a leader in performing Waste Stream Analyses for all types of clients, including Schools, Hospitals, Office Buildings (including secure and non-secure facilities), Industrial & Manufacturing Facilities, Food Service Facilities, Power & Utility Facilities, and even Sports Complex. We use our experience from performing more than 3,800 waste streams analyses throughout North America to provide the most comprehensive, and independent waste audits for our clients.
Blue Planet offers an uncompromized, independent and objective waste audit. We do not offer our waste audits as a value added service, or as a sideline offering to our clients. We are not motivated by our bottom line, or ensuring we maintain current service levels. We belive stongly in delivering realist, quantifiable, waste stream data, with actionable intelligence and reccomendations.
All of Blue Planet's Waste Audits, including our LEED Compliant Waste Audits, offers an independent and objective review of your waste stream, including your solid waste and recycling program, it's performance, including its successes and any shortfalls. We review all available data, including a complete physical measurement of the Audit Building's waste and recycling steams to report on the current Waste Diversion and Recycling rates.
Directory (a sampling of Waste Stream Analyses Clients)
LEED Compliant Waste Stream Analyses (FKA Waste Audit)
LEED Re-Certification Waste Stream Analyses
Portfolio & Campus-Wide Waste Stream Analyses
During all waste audits Blue Planet takes several steps to complete the audit, including:
Determining the most appropriate unit of measurement for the waste stream audit, either volume, weight, or both, and used the appropriate method throughout the entire waste audit process;
Determined the appropriate waste categories for the audit, relative to the Audit Building’s or portfolio’s, total waste stream;
Performing the waste audit at a time that best represented the building’s total waste stream, and may have performed multiple visits to the Audit Building to ensure accurate reporting;
Determining the following, including but not limited to:
the total waste stream (volume, weight and composition);
the total volume of waste sent to a landfill or incinerator;
the total volume recycled or reused;
the total volume of unsegregated recycling found in the solid waste stream; and
the total volume of unsegregated solid waste found in the recycling stream.
Blue Planet, from time to time, may have calculated an average volume to account for missing data. Such volumes are calculated using our proprietary formula based upon our industry knowledge, including a compilation of our waste audit findings over the past five years, our experience, averages and reports from the service provider(s), and other resources to ensure the highest possible accuracy in our report.
Waste Stream Analysis Cost.
Blue Planet takes several factors into consideration when preparing a proposal for a waste audit, including the type of audit, type of bulding or facility, availability of audit building or third-party data, compostition of the waste stream, number of buildings, and other special circumstances to provide a detailed proposal. Contant Blue Planet for detailed, individualized waste audit proposal.
Hauler & Waste Broker Provided Waste Audits.
Blue Planet has observed first-hand Hauler & Waste Broker performed 'waste audits' which contained results that were skewed by more than 90 tons for solid waste, and 72 tons for recycling (annually). Most haulers and waste brokers offer a simple invoice audit of your services and employ unrealistic industry standard formulas and weights to calculate your diversion rate. This practice is not a recommended method, and is not approved of, or recognized as a waste audit by the USGBC, and does not comply to executive order 13514 for US Goverment Agencies.
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