Zero Waste

What are the benefits of Zero Waste to Landfill?

ZWTL has many benefits including saving money through the reduction of waste; faster progress to cleaner production, more innovative steps; improved material flows because all materials should either return as reusable or recycled materials or would be suitable for use as compost or energy recovery; and ultimately supports sustainability by ensuring economic well being, environmental protection, and social well being.

The ZWTL flyer outlines resources and success stories. 

What resources are available?

Assistance with finding markets for your waste:

Recycling Markets Directory: Recycling Markets Directory logoOnline tool for finding an outlet for N.C. business’ recyclables

Waste Trader: N.C.’s marketplace for discarded or surplus materials and products

Technical Assistance:

Logo for the Environmental Stewardship Initiative

Environmental Stewardship Initiative: DEQ's ESI is designed to promote and encourage superior environmental performance by North Carolina's regulated community. 

Waste Reduction Partners:  Waste Reductions Partner logoWRP has helped businesses and industries reduce utility operating costs by more than $40.1 milliion since 2000, while meeting environmental sustainability objectives

2017 Manufacturers Zero Waste Networking Event

Thank you to all who participated in the 2017 Manufacturers Zero Waste Networking Event on November 15 at Burkert Fluid Control Systems in Huntersville, NC.  


Thanks to all who participated in the 2016 Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference March 22 and 23 in Wilmington. Copies of the presentations are on the presentations and videos page