Common Ground Compost, CGC, works with the NYC community to facilitate the recycling of organics in any capacity— supporting the health & sustaining the growth of our urban communities. Composting does not happen in a vacuum, so we work with our clients to better separate all recyclable waste streams through best design practices and comprehensive staff training.
Waste Diversion GuidanceThrough the suite of services listed below, we work with clients to identify opportunities to reduce waste and save money, through purchasing shifts, materials reuse, new waste diversion programs, donations, and more!Waste Program DesignA full suite of zero waste program services, including site assessments, infrastructure recommendations, materials staging and disposal procedures, waste policy development, short- and long-term goals setting, and signage, labels, and design guidance tailored to your brand and needs.Waste Operations GuidanceOnce a waste program is in place, we help you stick to it with standard operating procedures, compliance checklists, waste tracking guidelines and more.
Education and TrainingVirtual and in-person trainings, workshops, and education about recycling, composting, zero waste lifestyle, waste equity, and client/site-specific waste operations.Waste AuditsMultiple scales and approaches to auditing waste, from simple weight surveys to full service characterization studies that meet LEED, TRUE, and other certification standards as needed.
Data Analytics and Carbon Emissions Reduction Forecasting Using waste audit data where available, as well as hauling invoices and any other metrics available to a client and/or site, deliver reports, recommendations, and insights on building waste metrics and waste-related carbon savings.
Infrastructure Procurement and ManagementGuide the redistribution, purchasing, layout, use, and design of waste infrastructure.
Hauling Cost and Pricing Analysis Review existing waste hauling arrangements and pricing, and assist with restructuring waste billing to improve transparency, answering questions including; which waste streams are we paying for? What is the cost per unit of each waste stream? How does waste reduction impact our waste costs?
Regulatory ComplianceRecycling can be confusing! We sort out municipal rules so you don’t have to!
Digital Waste Management Platform: wats (COMING SOON)Common Ground Compost’s wats (Waste & Tracking System) platform centralizes waste metrics and reporting. Use wats to organize waste operations, training, schedules, documents, and gain insights through real-time waste metrics and carbon reporting.