Business waste and recycling research

EPA research into waste and recycling practices guides businesses in making better decisions on reducing waste, participating in recycling programs and using waste services.

Social research on small to medium-sized enterprises’ waste and recycling

The EPA’s benchmark study

  • explores the knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of small to medium-sized enterprises regarding waste management, resource recovery and recycling
  • provides insights into the relationship between small to medium-sized enterprises and their waste service providers
  • recommends key messages and strategies to help businesses to improve their waste management and resource recovery practices

    Read the Social research on small to medium enterprises (SME) waste and recycling report (PDF 1.3MB).

Following its initial benchmark study, the EPA conducted another study tracking changes in small to medium-sized businesses’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviours after the implementation of Bin Trim. The report explains changes relating to waste management, resource recovery and recycling.

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