What is the EPA WasteWise Program?

WasteWise is a voluntary partnership sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that helps organizations and businesses apply sustainable materials management practices to achieve cost savings, improve efficiency and reduce their climate footprint through waste reduction. Partners commit to developing or improving their waste prevention and recycling programs, and incorporating sustainable materials management into their waste-handling processes. Launched in 1994, WasteWise has become a mainstay in environmental stewardship and continues to evolve to address tomorrow’s environmental needs. Benefits of joining include:


Spoiler Alert endorses the EPA WasteWise Program

Endorsers commit to recruiting organizations to become WasteWise partners and providing members with promotional or technical information about WasteWise.

Helpful Resources

  • Publications - Contains fact sheets, success stories, and previous Wastewise updates.

  • Industry Sector Resources - Contains additional resources, organized by industry sector.

  • Waste Prevention - Provides background information, sample waste prevention initiatives and results, and links to more information.

  • General Links - Offers resources about waste prevention, recycling, recycled products, and other environmental information.


(Note: content adapted from EPA resources)


Want to join the EPA WasteWise program?

For more information on New England participation, contact Janet Bowen at bowen.janet@epa.gov or 617-918-1795.