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What is WasteWise?

WasteWise is a program offered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA). It's free, voluntary and allows you to set your own waste reduction and recycling goals. WasteWise helps organizations eliminate costly municipal solid waste and select industrial wastes, benefiting their bottom line and the environment. WasteWise members can join as partners, endorsers, or both. By becoming a member, you gain access to free technical assistance that will help your organization design and implement effective waste reduction strategies. It's also a great way for your business to gain national recognition for your efforts. Key benefits include:

  • techncial assistance team
  • helpline
  • website
  • Re-TRAC
  • educational webinars
  • awards program
  • meeting and mentoring opportunities
  • personalized climate profiles
  • publications

DHEC is a WasteWise partner and endorser. Some other South Carolina WasteWise partners and endorsers include:

  • Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation;
  • Green Arch Design Group;
  • Hawthorn Suites;
  • Hilex Poly Company, LLC;
  • Milliken & Company;
  • Nine Lives Mattress Recycling;
  • Organic Gardening Supply II Inc;
  • Periodontics of Greenville;
  • Recovery Systems;
  • S.C Recycling Market Development Advisory Council;
  • Southern Sustainable Resources;
  • Springs Global U.S., Inc;
  • U.S. Department of Energy - Savannah River Site;
  • United Infrastructure Group; and
  • Voorhees College.

For more information about WasteWise, visit the U.S. EPA's website.