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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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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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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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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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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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Blog Post: Grantee of the Week - DuFresne Manufacturing

Grantee of the Week: Du Fresne Manufacturing

Watch their video story here. Du Fresne Manufacturing Co. has been an industry leader in the precision metal fabrication industry for over 27 years. Located in Vadnais Heights, MN, Du Fresne Manufacturing has a strong commitment to their 100+ employees as well as having a vision to be leader in sustainability. Du Fresne Manufacturing established […]

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Grantee of the Week: Stella’s on 97

We recently had the pleasure to talk in depth with Max Stephens, owner of Stella’s on 97 in Forest Lake. Max had been concerned that expanding recycling at his restaurant would require a lot of complicated sorting of materials. Then Max learned about BizRecycling, thanks to the Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce hosting a […]

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Grantee of the Week Blog Post - Sunray BP

Grantee of the Week: Sunray BP Gas Station

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 business practices. Meeting the challenges […]

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Blog Post Grantee of the Week: Hamline University

Grantee of the Week: Hamline University

Hamline University was a pioneer in food waste recycling, having started one of the first food waste recycling programs in the Twin Cities way back in 1991. When they were planning to relocate their main kitchen and food service operations, they wanted help to expand and improve their existing. That’s where BizRecycling came in. Our […]

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Grantee of the Week - Saint Paul Hotel

Grantee of the Week: The Saint Paul Hotel

Several years ago, BizRecycling had the opportunity to work with The Saint Paul Hotel to help them start an organics recycling program to manage their kitchen scraps, plate waste, and other compostable organics. It was the next logical step for an establishment that already had a strong focus on sustainability. “Guests tend not to think […]

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Grantee of the Week: Tin Whiskers Brewing Company

Grantee of the Week: Tin Whiskers Brewing Company

Tin Whiskers Brewing Company is a craft beer brewer in Saint Paul. As a popular destination taproom, Tin Whiskers quickly learned that their three-compartment sink was inadequate for keeping up with demand for beer glasses at peak times. That meant keeping a supply of disposable cups on hand for when they’d get busy. When Tin […]

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Grantee of the Week: The Travelers Companies

With a recycling program and organics collection in place, The Travelers Companies building in downtown Saint Paul was already ahead of the recycling game. Their facilities manager, however, though that the building could recycle better. They knew they couldn’t make the improvements on their own. They reached out to BizRecycling for help. We sent one […]

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