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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 Certificate of Completion 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 session

March 5 and 6, 2018
Centre for Health & Safety Innovation
5110 Creekbank Road, Mississauga

What's included 

  • Certificate of Attendance or Certificate of Completion*
  • Two days of instruction and related workshops
  • 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 Certificate of Completion. To receive a Certificate of Completion 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 12 registrations.

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

For Corporations: 

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

Corporate 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 Corporate Waste Auditor Training









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