Two-day professional training in waste auditing & reporting

Waste Auditor Training is based on RCO's Standard Waste Audit Method (SWAM) and focuses on auditing principles, sampling methods, benchmarking and data analysis, and accurate methods of measuring and reporting performance. The two-day course attracts participants from diverse backgrounds: seasoned professional waste auditors; recent university graduates; waste haulers and processors and Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional (IC&I) waste generators, which include manufacturers, hospitals and retail chains.

This is a technical course that requires participants to have knowledge of and overall comfort in working with mathematical formulas.

Course Objectives

A combination of lectures and workshops where students work on case studies, create audit plans, and develop/practice 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 (overall capture rate). Participants also apply audit findings into compliant and effective waste reduction work plans that focus on waste reduction and reuse as the first two priorities.

Course Learning Outcomes

Waste Auditor Training aims to equip students with the necessary tools to complete a waste audit for their organization in accordance with regulatory requirements and RCO's Standard Waste Audit Method.

Upcoming 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 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
Non-member: $1,775


Space is limited. Email for more information. 

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