How to Get Certified

The Zero Waste Facility Certification program rates how well businesses perform in minimizing their discarding of non-hazardous solid wastes and maximizing their efficiency in the use of resources. The Zero Waste Facility Certification process involves registration, submitting a scorecard with attempted credits and documentation, and an on-site assessment. In order to be certified, please complete the following steps:

Step 1: Save on your Zero Waste Facility Certification by having your company becoming a Member at the Silver level or higher!
Step 2: Become familiar with the requirements and available credits with this summarized version of the full Scorecard: Summary Certification Checklist (108.01 kB)
Step 3: Complete and send the Registration Form to
Step 4: Pay program fees
Step 5: Receive, complete, and submit the Zero Waste Facility Certification Scorecard with supporting documentation
Step 6: GBCI reviews Scorecard and documentation
Step 7: Set up an on-site assessment to talk with key personnel, walk the facility, and to go over all documentation
Step 8: BE AN OFFICIAL GBCI CERTIFIED ZERO WASTE FACILITY! Receive recognition and a plaque for your facility!


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