By auditing your resource use and utility costs you can keep track of your consumption. Use this audit data to create an action plan to save resources, then track changes to see the impact of your sustainability programs.

Students doing a school waste audit

Audit Tools

  • Waste Audit template (.doc) Green Leaders & Sustainable Schools NSW
  • Guide to Conducting a Waste Audit: This document guides you through the processes of a waste audit: making the case, preparing, conducting, recording, analysis and developing a school waste action plan. Includes NSW Syllabus links. 
    Stage 2 – 5  | NSW Department of Education & Training
  • AuSSI Waste Audit: Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Secondary Students engage in a school waste audit to determine the quantities and makeup of the waste generated at their school, then based on data students explore how to reduce their waste.
    Stage 1 – 4  |  Cool Australia
  • A Simple Guide to Conducting a Waste Audit: The waste audit looks at the different types of waste generated in the school, where it comes from and how it can be reduced.
    Stage 2 – 5  | Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre 
  • Waste Audit Toolkit: an operating practices manual that is intended to guide the development and implementation of waste audits in schools. Curriculum links to WA schools, but relevant activities and methods, WA Waste Authority 
  • School Waste & Recycling Audit: This booklet outlines 5 key steps for a schools waste audit. 
  • School Waste Management Calculator: An excel document that assists schools to identify and record different categories of school waste. Part of a suite of education resources from regional Netwaste
  • DIY Audit Kit: Kit includes resources that explain the audit procedures including the tasks that occur before, during and after the day of the audit. Designed for designed to be used by sites with less than 100 students, or for use by individual classes.
    Wipe Out Waste Green Industries South Australia