WasteWise is a voluntary partnership sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that helps organizations and businesses apply sustainable materials management practices to achieve cost savings, improve efficiency and reduce their climate footprint through waste reduction.
Organizations can join WasteWise as a partner, endorser, or both. Partners commit to developing or improving their waste prevention and recycling programs, and incorporating sustainable materials management into their waste-handling processes. Endorsers commit to recruiting organizations to become WasteWise partners and providing members with promotional or technical information about WasteWise.
Launched in 1994, WasteWise has become a mainstay in environmental stewardship and continues to evolve to address tomorrow’s environmental needs.
All U.S. businesses, local governments, and non-profit organizations can join WasteWise. WasteWise participants range from small local governments and nonprofit organizations to large multinational corporations.
WasteWise Endorsers engage state and local government agencies, trade associations, nonprofit organizations, and businesses to help educate their members, constituents, or clients about the benefits of reducing solid waste through enrollment in WasteWise.
WasteWise uses EPA's SMM Data Management and Reporting System. This system is hosted in Re-TRAC Connect, which uses a software developed by Emerge Knowledge Design, Inc.
Select your organization type from the below list and complete the registration process. Once complete, you will receive an activation email. Click on the link contained in the email to activate your Re-TRAC Connect account.
Note: Check your spam/junk folder if the activation email does not appear in your inbox. If you don't receive an activation email, please contact Re-TRAC Connect support at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your account activated.
Login to Re-TRAC Connect and complete the WasteWise forms.
Download the Re-TRAC Connect user guide for WasteWise. User Guide - PDF (Coming Soon)