For 16 years WasteCap hosted an online tool to manage your waste diversion operation and gauge it's performance.  It focused on building a waste management plan that was effective and delineated clear responsibilities, tracking each waste material stream and providing insightful reporting for any time frame on multiple projects.  It was supported by the community for many years, and we'd like to thank everyone who contributed to making it a success.


You will be able to access your data and run reports until September 17, 2021.  Before then, please choose the next step that best suits your needs:

  • If you are using TRACE for a Wisconsin DFD project, you should have transitioned to WasteCap's new program hosted under ReTRAC Connect. If you haven't done so, please contact us at projects@wastecap.org, subject "DFD Transfer".
  • If you are using Recycle 360, contact Stephan Berry at Stephen.Berry@wasteconnections.com for instructions, subject "Recycle360 Transfer".
  • If you are an American Family Insurance user, contact Halie Tenor at htenor@amfam.com for instructions, subject "AmFam Transfer".
  • If you use TRACE for any other purpose, and are interested in maintaining your data or transitioning to another program, you have options:
    • (a) Run reports on your projects prior to September 17th, 2021, and continue to track your waste data on your own.
    • (b) Work with WasteCap to transition your project history to ReTRAC Connect, taking advantage of new features and improved accessibility.
    • (c) Work with WasteCap to transfer your project history to a different third-party waste management program.
    • Contact us at projects@wastecap.org with the subject "TRACE Transfer" if you would like a quote for (b) or (c)


Since 2005, TRACE has helped companies and individuals, in Wisconsin and beyond, to divert over 1 million tons of material from landfills and incinerators.

  • Projects in Wisconsin averaged an 85.3% diversion rate! 
  • Nationwide users averaged 73.1%.

Enough material was kept out of landfills to fill Lambeau Field to the top of the stadium 1.8 times, about 42% of an average Wisconsin landfill.  Finding better uses for that material effectively added a month and a half of life to each of Wisconsin's 53 landfills.  More importantly, getting this material back into the economy has saved:

  • 961 thousand metric tons of CO2, the equivalent of keeping 12 thousand cars off the road every year since 2005.
  • 20 thousand acres of habitat, including 1.8 million trees.
  • A year's worth of drinking water for 800 thousand people.
  • $35 million through reduced waste hauling fees.

On behalf of WasteCap I would like to personally thank those companies that supported TRACE over the years.  We could not have continued this long without your help.