Waste Assessment Services

Do you know what your organization spends on waste every year?

Waste reduction is a key strategy in the battle to reduce operating expenses.

Nebraska Recycling Council can provide solutions to control your costs through vendor selection, service optimization, prevention, and diversion. Let our expert consultants document the financial and environmental benefits of waste reduction for you by conducting a Waste Assessment Service. On-site Waste Reviews are FREE for Nebraska Recycling Council members and Waste Audits are provided at a 30% discount.


The Waste Review analyzes a company’s waste and recycling program through interviews, evaluation of bills, and visual inspections.  A basic written report is provided with a list of recommendations and resources.


NRC Member Rate – FREE

Non-Member Rates

  • Nonprofit Organizations – $150
  • 1-75 employees, gov’t or educational institutions – $250
  • 76-100 employees – $400
  • 101-500 employees – $600


A Waste Audit takes the On-site Waste Review to the next level to provide a more detailed analysis of waste streams. The client holds waste and recycling materials for a designated period of time based on their current collection schedule. NRC staff sorts and measures all materials destined for the landfill and for the recycling center, recording weight and estimating volume to provide a baseline recycling rate. A detailed written report contains photographic documentation, customized recommendations, and economic analysis of current versus future program options.

Waste Audits are priced by container size in cubic yards times the number of pulls. A week’s worth of material is recommended. For example, a 4 cubic yard trash container picked up twice per week at the non-member rate is $275 x 4 cubic yards x 2 pulls, or $2,200.  Recycling containers are charged at $175 per cubic yard. For facilities with compactors or roll-off containers larger than 10 cubic yards, a representative sample will be measured. Mileage will be charged for businesses outside of Lincoln.


Trash Containers

  • NRC Member – $200/cu. yd.
  • Non-member – $275/cu. yd.

Recycling Containers

  • NRC Member – $120/cu. yd.
  • Non-member – $175/cu. yd.