One of the Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet’s major goals is for the City of Philadelphia to lead by example as it paves the way toward a Zero Waste future, and one way that the City will pursue this goal is through the Building Waste Audit Program. The goal of this program is to get building operators and staff to think more about the waste they generate and how to reduce that waste and keep more of it out of landfills. After piloting the program in municipal buildings, a waste audit program will be developed for Philadelphia’s commercial and institutional sectors.
Each municipal building in Philadelphia is required to submit the Philadelphia Municipal Building Waste Audit Form annually by December 31 to report on which materials the facility generates and the haulers servicing the facility. (NOTE: The 2017 submission deadline has been extended to January 31, 2018. Please submit your facility’s waste audit form for 2017 by this date.)
Download the Municipal Building Waste Audit Guide for detailed information on what the City’s requirements are, how to fulfill them, and resources for identifying opportunities to reduce and divert your building’s waste.