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TRUE Zero Waste Certification: BIG T Program

The TRUE Zero Waste Certification program consists of 80 credits, plus an additional 7 mandatory requirements, that serve as criteria for various levels of certification. Through working with companies on their efforts I've learned that the biggest hurdles to certification are not so much performance, instead, it's the organization and documentation of relevant data. It's because of this I developed the BIG T program.


BIG T is designed to help companies through the entire process of achieving certification and includes:
  • Remote guidance on your key issues, site visit options, 
  • Zero Waste Policy and training guidance, 
  • a Mock Audit to help your facility prepare for your final review by a TRUE Auditor,
  • The TRUE TRKR workbook 

The TRUE TRKR is an Excel-based workbook that provides users with record keeping and performance recording options for all of the certification criteria.

The workbook breaks down all of the criteria, provides recordkeeping options that clearly state the certification criteria and produces the metrics required by TRUE during the audit stages.



In brief, the TRUE TRKR guides users to track ALL ELEMENTS of certification and predicts your score based on inputs. These inputs are organized in a manner that is intuitive and allows for facility-wide participation. Each page has a different focus, such as:
  • The Dash summarizes all major performance metrics in charts, graphs, and numeric displays to make performance assessments and sharing easy.
  • The TRKR page lists where inputs can be found and provide a space for users to post links and craft a narrative to explain your company's efforts. Auditors can review this central page to determine if users are meeting the certification criteria.
  • Generation Point pages (Warehouse, Offices, Offices, Food Services, Grounds, Construction, Manufacturing, Vehicles, Retail, Hospitality) provides users with the ability to record purchases and their attributes that contribute to 15 possible credits!
  • The Training work page guides users to construct, conduct and record trainings in a manner that helps them to achieve 22 credits!
  • The Bin Calibration page helps users "Right-Size" their bin sizes and pick-up frequencies by evaluating current performance, calculates an Optimized scenario and enables an Override option for further efficiency gains.
  • Audit Forms help users record audits of all streams (not just "waste" or Recycling) and understand their diversion performance at the deepest level.
  • The Vendor and Hauler Forms assist users in recording 11 Credits and provide a clear picture of your communication efforts with upstream and downstream partners.
The BIG T program includes:
  • The TRUE TRKR workbook 
  • Remote guidance on your key issues, site visit options, 
  • Zero Waste Policy and training guidance, 
  • a Mock Audit to help your facility prepare for your final review by a TRUE Auditor.
Book a Demo Now!

Contact me here to learn if this package is right for you - letsdothis@sjmconsults.com