Why we are measuring
1-800-GOT-JUNK? is committed to measuring its impact on the environment. We are a strong believer that what gets measured gets done and so we are measuring our progress towards meeting a landfill diversion rate of 75%.
How we are measuring
We have created an Environmental Management System, enabling us to track the composition and final destination of the junk waste that we pick up. We use this system to track trends over time as well as provide detailed landfill diversion data to our customers.
We complete waste stream analysis audits every two years. Our most recent audit was completed in Q1 2011 and our next audit will be completed in 2013. Participants in the audit are randomly selected from regions representing the North American market. In 2011, eighteen franchisees participated in the audit; together they collected landfill diversion data on over 1000 jobs during a three week period. Diversion data is then analyzed and weighted by franchise and region resulting in a system-wide landfill diversion rate.