This manual will focus on the methodology of conducting a household Waste Assessment and Brand Audit (WABA) for cities and communities. WABA is a methodical process of collecting and analyzing waste to determine the amount and types of waste generated by the households in your locality, which in this case is your city, and which brands are responsible for producing certain percentages of this waste. The methodology only covers audits on households of a city or a community. Opportunities to expand WABA to non-household waste generators such as schools, restaurants or government offices may be explored in future opportunities

Conducting a waste assessment for your city will be the first step in understanding your waste problem as well as informing your localized Zero Waste Program.