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Waste Auditor Training

Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) offers annual Waste Auditor Training sessions, which are based on a Standard Waste Audit Method that supports development in key areas:
  • accurate and standardized methods of measuring and reporting performance
  • auditing principles
  • sampling methods
  • benchmarking and data analysis
  • best practices
  • compliance with regulation

Training objectives

A combination of lectures and workshops offers attendees hands-on experience through case studies, creation of audit plans, and development and application of auditing skills through table-top scenarios and situational exercises.

Participants also learn about modern methods of performance measurement, methods of calculating waste reduction, and realistic indicators of effective source separation programs. Participants apply audit findings into compliant and effective waste reduction work plans that focus on waste reduction and reuse as priorities.


Launched in 2013 3RCertified is for the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (IC&I) sector, and aims to standardize and enhance waste minimization practices through waste audits and a comprehensive analysis of the entire lifecycle of material management – from procurement to final destination.

Attendees that acquire the Waste Auditor Certificate are added to a service providers list that supports 3RCertified. Organizations that apply for 3RCertified status also receive points toward their certification for engaging auditors.

For individuals

Waste Auditor Training is a popular offering that attracts a diverse set of individuals who wish to expand their knowledge and experience:
  • seasoned waste auditors
  • recent university graduates
  • waste haulers and processors
  • custodial and environmental services staff
  • sustainability professionals
  • facility managers
  • green team members
  • representatives from IC&I waste generators, such as manufacturers, hospitals, and retail chains.

Learning outcomes

Waste Auditor Training equips participants with the necessary tools to complete a waste audit for their organization in accordance with regulatory requirements and RCO’s Standard Waste Audit Method.

Next scheduled session

June 12 and 13, 2018 
CWB Group
8260 Parkhill Drive
Milton, ON L9T 5V7
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2018

What's included 

  • Certificate of Attendance or Waste Auditor Certificate*
  • Two days of instruction and related workshops
  • Hands-on waste audit
  • Copy RCO Standard Waste Audit Method
  • Handbook and in-class training materials
  • Breakfast, lunch and light refreshments both days
  • Networking with other waste and auditing professionals

* Participants are required to pass both the in-class and written examination components of the training to be eligible for a Waste Auditor Certificate. To receive a Waste Auditor Certificate an overall minimum score of 70 per cent based on attendance, participation, course work, and exam must be achieved.


RCO Member: $1,575
RCO Future Member: $1,775


Waste Auditor Training is a popular learning and development opportunity, and each session is limited to 16 registrations.

Email to register now or be placed on a waiting list for future sessions.

Custom Training for Organizations: 

RCO offers specialized Waste Auditor Training for organizations with company- and sector-specific examples and exercises to examine existing waste and recycling programs.

Custom training enhances waste and recycling management of an organization, and enables greater co-operation and standardization across multiple locations or departments. Internal management capacity and relationship with vendors are also discussed in a private setting not suitable in an open classroom setting.

Most importantly, with more efficient and knowledgeable staff, organizations can reduce cost and increase revenue from materials recovery. 

Contact us to set up custom Waste Auditor Training









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