Waste Metrics and Measurement

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Great Forest offers one of the industry’s most accurate metrics tracking services.

Our volume to weight (VTW) conversion data was recently incorporated into the EPA’s updated industry standard for calculating waste and recycling weights from volumes. Our comprehensive waste benchmarking and tracking service includes:

  • Access to the powerful online Great Forest Sustainability Metrics platform for in-depth sustainability reporting, forecasting and budgeting.
  • Track and benchmark Energy, Waste and Recycling, Water, or any other customized metrics; download charts and tables for reports.
  • Metrics data analysis and verification–we triple check all data utilizing hauler weight-based data, readings from sensors, and our industry-accepted volume to weight conversions.
  • Innovative monitors and remote sensors to capture data more effectively.
  • Quarterly and annual diversion reports.

TRACKING METHODS

There are several methods for tracking a facility’s waste stream. These tracking methods provide a valuable resource for monitoring and managing your waste and recycling programs.

Waste hauler provided data.
This may involve actual weights from compactors removed and weighed off-site.
This may be estimates provided by the waste hauler when no weighing takes place.
Great Forest collects data from your waste hauler(s) directly; we then consolidate, and verify data.

Bag counts.
Bag counts are volume checks that occur on a regular basis, ie monthly or quarterly.
Great Forest coordinates the bag count with on-site staff, then collects, consolidates and verifies the data.

Automated sensors.
Sensors are installed on the inside of bins.
Sensor readings are collected and monitored in real time.
Great Forest collects data from the sensors directly, consolidates and verifies the data.
These tracking methods provide a valuable resource for monitoring and managing your waste and recycling programs.

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