Wastesaving Audits 101: Streamlining the Audit Process                           

At phs Wastekit, our wastesaving audits serve as a cornerstone for businesses aiming to enhance sustainability, reduce environmental impact, and optimise waste management processes.

By gaining a comprehensive understanding of the types and volumes of waste generated, companies can implement targeted strategies for improvement.

Streamlining your waste management process will help your business:

     Save space

     Reduce waste

     Free up employee time

     Improve sustainability

Understanding Wastesaving Audits

A waste audit involves systematically analysing and categorising a business's waste stream to identify opportunities for waste reduction, recycling, and overall efficiency improvement. This process typically includes the following steps:

Waste Characterisation:

Identifying the types and quantities of waste generated, including recyclables, non-recyclables, and potentially hazardous materials.

Collection and Sorting:

Collecting representative samples of waste and sorting them into categories to quantify the composition of the waste stream.

Data Analysis:

Analysing the collected data to identify trends, areas for improvement, and opportunities for waste diversion.


Providing recommendations for waste reduction strategies, recycling initiatives, and improvements in overall waste management practices.

The Role of Balers and Compactors in Wastesaving Audits

Balers and compactors play a crucial role in facilitating the waste audit process, streamlining data collection, and providing actionable insights for businesses.

This role includes:

  1. Volume Reduction: Balers and compactors can help significantly reduce the volume of recyclable and non-recyclable materials. This reduction not only saves space but also makes it easier to handle and analyse representative waste samples during the audit.
  2. Efficient Sorting: With reduced volumes and uniform bales, sorting becomes more manageable. Balers compress materials like paper, cardboard, and plastics into compact bales, and compactors condense general waste. This streamlined sorting process enhances the accuracy of waste characterisation.
  3. Data Accuracy: The use of balers and compactors ensures that waste samples are more representative of the overall waste stream. This increased accuracy in data collection leads to more informed decision-making during the audit analysis phase.
  4. Identifying Recyclables: Balers specifically aid in the identification and handling of recyclable materials. By creating compact bales of recyclables, businesses can easily quantify the volume of materials that can be diverted from landfills.

Streamlining the Waste Audit Process with Technology

The integration of technology further enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of waste audits when combined with balers and compactors.

  1. Smart Sensors: Implementing smart sensors on balers and compactors allows for real-time monitoring of waste volumes. This data can be invaluable during waste audits, providing up-to-date information for analysis.
  2. Data Analytics: Leveraging data analytics tools helps businesses identify trends, set benchmarks, and track progress over time. This technology assists in making data-driven decisions for continuous improvement.
  3. Remote Monitoring: Remote monitoring capabilities allow businesses to track the performance of balers and compactors from anywhere. This feature is particularly beneficial for businesses with multiple locations.

The Benefits of Streamlined Waste Audits

  1. Cost Savings: By optimising waste management processes through effective waste audits, businesses can identify opportunities for cost savings, such as reduced waste disposal fees and increased revenue from recycling.
  2. Environmental Impact: Waste audits contribute to minimising the environmental impact of businesses by identifying areas for improvement in recycling and waste diversion, aligning with sustainability goals.
  3. Compliance and Reporting: Streamlined waste audits ensure that businesses remain in compliance with waste regulations. The collected data also facilitates accurate reporting on waste management practices.
  4. Continuous Improvement: Regular waste audits, supported by balers, compactors, and technology, create a cycle of continuous improvement. Businesses can adapt and evolve their waste management strategies based on the insights gained from each audit.

How does the phs Wastekit virtual Wastesaving audit work?

Our waste management audit experts can help you choose the perfect baler or compactor for your business as well as set up regular collections in a manner that suits your operation and requirements.

As the UK's leader when it comes to conducting a waste audit, we are also experienced with government contracts and carrying out school and hospital waste audits. Our priority is using the most hygienic and simplest waste disposal strategies to minimise the impact to your business operations. To get one of our audits, all you need to do is complete the contact form. One of our expert waste service providers will then be in touch to book an appointment at a time and date that best suits you.

The phs Wastekit wastesaving audit has three key steps:

Step One: The Survey

The virtual survey focuses on waste characterisation and will most commonly be conducted through video chat, such as Microsoft Teams. This is accessible from any smartphone, tablet, desktop computer or laptop with a camera.

Then it's over you to show us your business operations in action. We'll take time to discuss and understand how your business currently approaches waste disposal, its annual waste management costs and waste streams, and take you through our waste contractor audit checklist to determine what your business needs are going forward.

Step Two: The Consultation

As part of the consultation process, our waste experts will highlight the areas in your business where your current practices are costing you money and time. This might be focused on any unique or special materials needing disposal such as clinical waste, sanitary waste, hazardous waste, etc. You'll then be provided with tailored baler and compactor recommendations to suit your space and budget. This may also include specific waste collection services depending on the types of waste produced.

Step Three: The Trial

We want our customers to choose the best product for their business. So, we'll let you trial your chosen solution on a free no-obligation basis. If you're happy with the results we can look into loan or rental options. If you're not happy, we can explore other options for your disposal of waste and arrange further trials.

Industry Leading Waste Management & Baler & Compactor Rental Services

At phs Wastekit, our baler and compactor machines are designed to fit seamlessly into the operations of any business. They're easy to use and have gone through a stringent quality control process to make sure they're sturdy and reliable.

Our nationwide team of engineers offer commercial waste recycling services from operations centres across the whole of the UK, so we'll always be on hand when you need us, for office waste audits, commercial waste management services, and anything else you need to keep your business hygienic and welcoming.

To learn more, take a look at our wastesaving audit page or contact us now.

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