Recycling & Materials Management


Cascadia is an industry leader in providing data-driven analyses, practical strategies, and on-the-ground assistance to reduce waste and increase recycling. Our waste prevention and diversion programs cover the full materials management life cycle, from downstream characterization studies and technical assistance to upstream planning and behavior change initiatives.

Waste Characterization

When it comes to characterizing solid waste streams, we’ll get our hands dirty—so you don’t have to. We collect accurate, consistent data our clients can confidently use to inform a broad spectrum of programs, from zero waste planning to comprehensive solid waste management and policymaking.

Zero Waste Planning

We help our clients reach their zero waste goals by identifying innovative opportunities to cut costs, improve efficiency, and eliminate waste in materials, energy, and water. Our proprietary tools and waste data provide managers and service providers with insight into the top opportunities to cut costs by reducing waste.

Multifamily and Commercial Programs

We create significant opportunities for upstream waste reduction by developing and managing innovative behavior change programs for businesses and multifamily properties.

Organics Solutions

We help our clients maximize the value of organics programs through feedstock studies, food waste prevention strategies, food rescue, and compostable packaging insight. We help divert organics waste through technical assistance and behavior change outreach in the commercial, multifamily, and residential sectors.

Market Development

Our knowledge and relationships across the entire recycling value chain help equip our clients to take advantage of market opportunities for a full range of materials – from traditional recyclables to more unique items. From plastic bottles to asphalt roofing, textiles, and construction debris, we’ll help you get the most out of your waste streams.

Waste Prevention & Diversion
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