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Achieving TRUE Zero Waste Certification

Achieving TRUE Certification comes with its challenges, let's take some of those away shall we?

Through talking with companies who've achieved TRUE status, are working towards it, other TRUE Advisors and my clients, I've realized that companies require assistance in record keeping and measurements of key performance metrics.

It is because of this feedback that I developed two TRUE Certification Assistance Packages:

The little t Program is designed to help companies get started and manage most of the certification in-house. The program includes TRUE TRKR and 2 hours of remote guidance.

BIG T, on the other hand, is a much more involved option that includes:
  • The TRUE TRKR (an Excel-based workbook to guide staff to track and produce KPI's)
  • 12 hours of my time to tailor the workbook to reflect their facility's specifics and review performance
  • a mock-audit prior to applying for certification
More about TRUE:
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GBCI’s TRUE Zero Waste certification program is used by facilities to define, pursue and achieve their Zero Waste goals, cutting costs, carbon footprint, supporting employee and public health.

The certification goes beyond diversion numbers and focuses on the upstream policies and practices that make Zero Waste successful in any organization and beyond. TRUE certified spaces are environmentally responsible, more resource efficient and help turn waste into savings and additional income streams.

Achieving over 90% diversion rate from landfill and inceration requires a review and overhaul to what comes into a facility, how it's used, and how it leaves. This process demands the development of policies, a specialized review of the scope of materials, analysis of all generation points and the meticulous documentation of all credits.

Companies striving to achieve this standard must allocate the time, training and resources towards assuring that requirements are fully met.

Want to learn if the TRUE Program is right for your facility? Contact me at

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