Zero waste to landfill is the major environmental sustainability benchmark of landfill diversion.  Zero waste to landfill also called zero landfill, status is achieved by diverting 100% of waste your company produces from a landfill to an alternate disposal source.

When companies want to achieve zero landfill or other landfill diversion success, they team with a waste recycling partner. ERC has a track-record of helping our partners achieve zero landfill. Learn more about why your company should consider working for zero landfill — and how ERC makes that a reality.

Is your company ready to divert your waste to an alternate disposal source? Contact ERC Waste Management today.

Why Landfills are a Problem

Prior to government intervention, landfills posed a serious environmental hazard, posing a serious risk to a region’s air quality and water quality.

Over the past few decades, landfills have drastically cleaned up their act. Although modern landfills are closely-regulated and tightly sealed, they still remain 100% unsustainable in the long run. Simply put, landfills WILL run out of space.

To reduce dependence on landfills, people and companies are both attempting to reduce the amount of waste they produce.

While this is as much an issue for individuals as it is for companies, organizations have the ability to make larger scale changes. Additionally, a company has greater resources to enact a zero waste plan — and can benefit from the press of doing so.

Whether you achieve true zero waste to landfill status, or simply hit another benchmark of landfill diversion, you are making an environmental impact.

Landfill Diversion Certifications

Zero Waste to Landfill: Companies or facilities earn this recognition by incorporating a landfill waste diversion rate of 100%

Virtually Zero Waste to Landfill:  Deferring 98% or more of waste earns this certification

Landfill Waste Diversion: 80% or greater shows a commitment to the environment that most companies don’t make.

Notable Zero Waste to Landfill Companies

These international companies have earned recognition for achieving or taking steps toward achieving zero landfill status.

These green companies represent giants in several industries:

  • Subaru
  • Google
  • Honda
  • Microsoft
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
  • Hershey
  • Toyota
  • Proctor & Gamble

Want to be mentioned in the same breath as these leaders? You don’t need to be massive to achieve zero landfill — you just need a partner who thinks big.

Can Your Business Achieve Zero Waste to Landfill?

Every business is different, and the waste every business produces is different.

However, ERC has more than 25 years of experience helping businesses achieve environmental sustainability — and zero waste to landfill.

Your waste, and waste disposal situation will be different from every other company with whom we’ve ever partnered. However, the ERC process is consistent at bringing our clients to sustainability —including zero landfill.

ERC Zero Waste Process

  1. Consultation — Speak with ERC experts about your waste situation and goals.
  2. Waste Assessment — ERC analyzes your waste on-site, from how you make it to how you dump it.
  3. Custom Program — ERC builds a program unique to your waste


As with all of the waste services that ERC offers, we are the only vendor you need. That means you’ll only need to make one call and pay one bill.

Contact ERC to make Zero Waste to Landfill a reality for Your Company.