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Welcome to Waste Reduction Partners

Waste Reduction Partners helps organizations meet environmental, energy and carbon management goals through waste reduction, water and energy efficiency and renewable strategies that save money.  The WRP team conducts on-site assessments, providing specific improvement recommendations with cost/benefit analysis utilizing a team of highly-experienced engineers, scientists and staff.

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WRP technical assistance and consulting services are provided at no cost to our clients, funded by government-sponsored grants, utility contracts, and private contributions. These services are non-regulatory, delivered with quick turn-around and provided to businesses and institutions located in North Carolina. Click to Initiate an Assessment    



  • Waste Reduction Partners has recommended more than $108 million annual savings in energy efficiency strategies to over 1,000 businesses in NC,
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  • Waste Reduction Partners has helped clients save over 1.5 billion gallons per year of water, which is an annual savings of over $15 million.
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  • Since 2000, WRP has helped clients find ways to reduce or recycle over 267,000 tons of solid waste headed to landfills and save over $16 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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  • WRP has helped businesses and industries reduce utility operating costs by over $40.1 million since 2000, while meeting environmental sustainability objectives.
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  • Waste Reduction Partners work with schools and other institutions on a daily basis helping them to be green and more efficient.
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  • WRP works with local governments helping to improve their internal operations to be more efficient and environmentally sustainable.
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  • The agricultural sector has challenges with pollution prevention strategies, waste management and recycling, energy and water management and operational cost-saving efforts.
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Take advantage 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 professionals .  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. Click to Initiate an Assessment

 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>

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.

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 3,000 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

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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
Small businesses, from convenience stores to machine shops, can discover ways to reduce their electric bills with a USDA - sponsored energy audit. Waste Reduction Partners’ team of energy professionals can help you achieve significant energy cost savings, often by implementing no-cost/low-cost energy saving recommendations. Read More

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What Our Clients Say

  • Many thanks to you and your staff for the guidance we received through Waste Reduction Partners and specifically the Energy Audit your organization provided. We are most appreciative of the professionalism displayed and expert assistance provided by your team. Based upon my positive experience, I would wholeheartedly encourage other small businesses to strongly conisder utilizing this and other services offered by Waste Reduction Partners. | Roger Cargo | Global Textile Alliance | Reidsville, NC
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