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BizRecycling Relief Grants

Has your small-business experienced challenges related to COVID-19, civil unrest, or the economic downturn?   2020 has been an incredibly challenging time for many businesses. In response to a rapidly changing business landscape, BizRecycling is excited to offer a new grant opportunity to eligible small businesses: the BizRecycling Relief Grant. A BizRecycling Relief Grant may […]

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Food Rescue – BizRecycling Businesses Respond to COVID-19

Many businesses and institutions in Ramsey and Washington counties have found themselves in challenging situations as they work to navigate the health and economic fallout of coronavirus. Many food service businesses have found themselves with refrigerators and shelves full of perishable ingredients but with reduced or eliminated opportunities to sell to consumers. At the same […]

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New Grant Program: Business Pollution Prevention

Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy recently launched a new grant program to assist businesses in improving the health of their employees, community, and bottom line by reducing the use of chemicals that can be harmful to the environment and lead to costly disposal and regulatory fees. The grant program is specifically for businesses such as dry […]

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Managing Summer Recycling for Restaurants

As patio season is upon us and you may be in the process of reopening, you may be ordering outdoor furniture for your guests or other supplies that often come along with a lot of packaging. Wondering what to do with those boxes? Here are a few reminders of how to dispose of them responsibly: […]

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BizRecycling recognized in Large-Scale Sustainability Impacts category

Yet another award!  BizRecycling was nominated, and won an honorable mention, for the 2020 Environmental Initiative Awards in the Large-Scale Sustainability Impacts category. The nomination was submitted by the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce.  The Saint Paul Area Chamber recognized the impact and reach BizRecycling has for East Metro businesses, assisting all sizes and types […]

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Partnering for A Better Waste Management System

A huge congratulations to BizRecycling Partners’ East Side Area Business Association (ESABA), Latino-Economic Development Council (LEDC) and East Side Neighborhood Development Council (ESNDC) for winning an honorable mention in the Small Employer Category for the 2019 Environmental Initiative Awards, for their innovation in making affordable trash, recycling, and organics hauling more accessible to their business […]

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GRANTEE OF THE WEEK: Securian Financial

Securian Financial Group, Inc. is a mutual holding company that provides a range of financial products and services. As part of an ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, the Securian Financial campus located in downtown Saint Paul has been consistently tackling recycling improvements over the past five years. In 2018, Securian Financial worked towards a large […]

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BizRecycling Wins National Award

We’re proud to share that the National Association of Counties (NACo) has awarded BizRecycling a 2019 Achievement Award in the category of County Resiliency: Infrastructure, Energy and Sustainability. While the BizRecycling program has often been recognized locally as innovative and effective, it is exciting to see it now being recognized on a national level. The […]

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GRANTEE OF THE WEEK: Gateway Trailside

Gateway Trailside is a food truck located between Lansing Ave and HWY 96 off the Gateway Trail at mile marker 15 in Stillwater/Grant area of Minnesota. Passionate about healthy food and improving the lives of others, owner and operator of Gateway Trailside, Tamra Hartman was having trouble finding a waste hauler that would service her […]

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Grantee of the Week: H.B. Fuller

H.B. Fuller is a global innovator with its roots in adhesives. As part of their commitment to improve the lives of people around the world, H.B. Fuller took on the challenge to reduce the amount of materials leaving their facilities as trash. The waste reduction initiative began in 2016 when they first met with BizRecycling’s […]

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Food Waste – A Better Use

More businesses and institutions in Ramsey and Washington Counties are separating their food waste instead of tossing it in the garbage. And there’s good reason to do so. Food waste is the largest component of our trash bin, especially for restaurants, cafeterias and food manufactures. Tossed into the trash, rotting food produces methane, a harmful […]

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Grantee of the Week: Splash Products

Watch their video story here. Splash Products is a locally-owned manufacturer of windshield wash, ice melt, wiper blades, antifreeze and cleaners in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Splash Products were already devoted to recycling, with a process to capture and regrind the discarded plastic from molding their bottles, as well as systems for recycling cardboard and pallets. […]

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Grantee of the Week: Sunray BP Gas Station

Watch their video story here. Jorge Samper Zelaya, owner of the Sunray BP gas station and auto repair shop in Saint Paul, has a strong commitment to the environment. From updated LED lighting in the store to a waste-oil heater to keep the shop and store warm, Sunray BP is leading the pack with sustainable […]

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Got Waste? Beyond the Recycle Bin

So you’ve got the single sort recycling down at work, but what about all of those other things you need to get rid of? Cubical walls, ink cartridges, wood pallets, packing foam peanuts and that old computer – is it reuse, recycle or garbage? Here in Minnesota, we have a number of resources to help […]

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Grantee of the Week: Stella’s on 97

Watch their video story here. Stella’s on 97 is a fine-casual dining restaurant in Forest Lake, MN. Stella’s on 97 was already recycling cardboard and fryer oil, but was still frustrated with their high trash bills. They wanted to do more, but were also concerned that expanding their recycling would add too much complication. When they […]

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