• WRP engineers uncover 7-15% in energy cost savings through assessments.
  • Senior advisors share knowledge on zero waste to landfill strategies.
  • Benchmarking building energy performance helps optimize operations and drive investments.
  • NC growers find new homes for farm waste plastics.
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Welcome to Waste Reduction Partners

Waste Reduction Partners helps organizations improve environmental and energy management through efficiency techniques that save money.  The WRP team conducts on-site assessments and provides consulting services to businesses and public facilities throughout North Carolina.  Highly-experienced volunteer engineers, scientists and staff provide clients with innovative cost-saving strategies and resources to meet their goals.  Consulting services are confidential and are provided at no cost to the client, supported through government and utility-sponsored grants.

Waste Reduction Partners: Profile

  • Waste Reduction Partners has recommended more than $10.5 million annual savings in energy efficiency strategies to over 350 businesses in NC,
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  • Waste Reduction Partners has helped clients save over 225 million gallons per year of water, which is an annual savings of over $1.6 million.
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  • Since 2000, WRP has helped clients find ways to reduce or recycle over 177,000 tons of solid waste headed to landfills and save over $14.5 million.
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  • WRP facilitates E3 services to enterprises in North Carolina with process intensive businesses or services. Funded by the EPA.
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Take advance of the Waste Reduction Partners’ no-cost services to improve your operations and economic competitiveness.  Learn more about our dynamic team of retired and senior professional .  Consider volunteering!

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WRP technical assistance is provided at no cost to our clients, funded by government-sponsored grants, contracts, and private contributions. North Carolina only. Fill in our request form. 

 Our Team

Waste Reduction Partners is uniquely staffed with retired engineers, scientists, and staff who share their expertise with businesses and communities across North Carolina. More>


Waste Reduction Partners is actively searching for part-time, retired engineers and scientists with industrial or facilities management experience to staff our expanding program. More>

About Waste Reduction Partners

Do you need sound advice on ways to reduce your utility costs while meeting sustainability goals? The Waste Reduction Partners unique team of highly experienced, retired volunteer engineers and scientists can help. Technical assistance is provided at no cost to our North Carolina clients. Services are non-regulatory and confidential.

WRP is administered by the Land of Sky Regional Council and works in special partnership with the NC Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service, helping the state meet pollution prevention objectives through technical assistance and outreach. Since 2000, Waste Reduction Partners has provided detailed on-site assistance to more than 2,300 clients across North Carolina.

Take advantage of WRP's wide range of consulting services to help your organization become more competitive, efficient, and sustainable.



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WRP News

  • icon Selee - WRP Effort -Lean & Green Training
  • icon WRP Recognized for Role in Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Program
  • icon WOI Improves Manufacturing Competitiveness through “Lean & Green”
Ten Selee staff members participated in a Lean & Green Workshop led by Waste Reduction Partners. Read More
On May 14, 2015, the Waste Reduction Partners team was recognized for its “exemplary work and dedication assisting North Carolina facilities” as part of a Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Project conducted by the Air Quality Division of the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Read More
Through a tightly-focused and intensive program facilitated by Waste Reduction Partners, Watauga Opportunities, Incorporated, (WOI) improved productivity at a major medical production line by 25% and made changes to achieve an immediate reduction in energy costs. Read More

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  • WRP Services Brochure 2017-2018 +

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What Our Clients Say

  • Their (WRP) team was very professional and spent a significant amount of time assessing our facility's energy consumption. Their analysis proved to be very insightful and have provided the blueprint for several initiatives to reduce energy consumption and save money on utilities. I highly recommend their services. Our conversion to electronic fluorescent ballasts and T8 bulbs alone is estimated to save about $18,000 annually in reduced electric bills." | Dave Robertson, Director of Student Programs | Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
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