PART 1: MANDATORY REPORTING
Property and Contact Information
Waste Management Practices
*These materials are mandated by state and/or municipal law to be recycled and/or disposed of properly according to industry-specific regulations.
Do you need to find a hauler for one of the above listed materials? Visit the haulers list to find a Philadelpia hauling company.
You have now completed the mandatory section of the Municipal Building Waste Audit form. Please click the "Next" button below to navigate through the form's remaining page and consider completing the optional Zero Waste Reporting section before submitting. If you would like to skip the Zero Waste Reporting section, you can use the buttons below to submit or print your form.
*A confirmation email containing your completed form will be sent to the address you entered into the "Contact Email" field upon submission. Please print the PDF version of your form attached to that email and post it publicly at your facility.*
PART 2: ZERO WASTE REPORTING (OPTIONAL)
The City of Philadelphia is working toward becoming a Zero Waste and litter-free city. With this initiative, we are encouraging City departments to reduce waste and increase recycling at their facilities. Visit the Philadelphia Waste Audit Guide to learn about how you can reduce your facility's waste, improve recycling, and divert new materials away from the trash.
In this section, you have the option of reporting on the management practices for additional materials that your facility may recycle or donate. By completing this portion of the form, you can develop a better idea of the composition of your facility's waste stream and benchmark its current waste diversion rate — the amount of waste being diverted from landfills and incineration through practices like recycling, composting, and donations.
Reducing trash and increasing recycling and donations can help you prevent valuable resources from entering landfills and can bring you closer to becoming a Zero Waste Building Partner. If you are looking to become or maintain status as a Zero Waste Partner, you must fill this form out monthly. Submit your form for a particular month by the last day of the following month. (For example, submit your form for August by September 30th).
Estimate Your Facility's Monthly Waste Diversion Rate
In this section, report on the amount of material your facility generates to estimate your facility's monthly waste diversion rate. Much of the information needed to complete the form may be found on your service provider invoices. If your service provider invoices for a particular material list the number of tons collected per month, please enter that number into the "Tons Collected per Month" column in the matrix below.
If you cannot obtain this information from your service provider invoices, use the Building Waste Generation Calculator Tool to estimate the number of tons of each material your facility generates using information about your current levels of collection service. Follow the instructions in the calculator tool to fill out the matrix below.
(NOTE: "Medical Waste" and "Edible, Unopened Packaged Food" are not included in the calculator tool. It is likely that your service provider or donation entity will provide weights for these materials, which you can enter directly into the matrix below.)
If you know the number of pounds of a certain material generated, type that number into the "Type Number of Pounds Here" field below to convert into tons before filling out the matrix.
Thank you for completing the Philadelphia Municipal Building Waste Audit form. Please review your responses by clicking on the "Preview and Submit Form" button below before submitting your form on the next page. A confirmation email containing your completed form will be sent to the address you entered into the "Contact Email" field upon submission.