Keter specializes in waste management and reporting services that empower companies to reduce environmental impact, comply with ESG regulations, and achieve sustainability goals. Our end-to-end solutions support businesses across waste management strategy and execution—with our goal to divert as much waste from the landfill as possible.
Operating a streamlined waste and recycling system to reach ESG compliance doesn’t need to be time-consuming and stressful. Keter’s tech-enabled data collection systems make waste management and reporting efficient and successful.
What Does Waste Reporting Entail?
All waste reporting starts with data collection from waste creation to disposal for different categories of waste. Other regulations and reporting levels are required depending on the type of waste.
At Keter, we follow the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards for waste reporting to ensure our clients achieve transparency in their sustainability initiatives and meet ESG compliance standards.
Categories of Waste
Different categories of waste require additional procedures, but tracking is the start for all waste management. Waste is divided into the following categories:
- Recyclables: Aluminum, steel and other metals, paper and cardboard, glass, plastics, tires, and oil
- Organic waste: Food, water, and compostable yard waste, including grass clippings, leaves, and weeds
- Regulated waste: Sharps and other medical waste, biohazard waste, and e-waste (e.g., batteries, computers, smoke detectors)
- Solid waste: Municipal solid waste, construction waste, and containers
- Universal waste: Batteries, pesticides, equipment containing mercury, lamps, and aerosol cans
Waste Reporting Regulations
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has strict regulations for hazardous waste, making cradle-to-grave reporting critical for this category. Cradle-to-grave reporting means tracking waste at every stage—from waste generation to transport, treatment, storage, and disposal.
Cradle-to-grave reporting is mandatory for hazardous waste. Since you can’t improve what you don’t track, we highly recommend it for medical waste and all waste streams for companies seeking greater transparency and sustainable change.
Manufacturing Waste Reporting
Manufacturers must adhere to waste regulations under Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for air, pesticides, waste, and water. Reporting and regulation standards differ from state to state; yours may hold stricter policies than federal regulations.
Keter ensures that clients meet both federal and state waste regulations through our waste and recycling management services.
Commercial Waste Reporting
Distribution Waste Reporting