3rd Act Brewery in Woodbury opened its doors in 2018. Owner Steve Long was approached about the BizRecycling program as he was completing construction he thought it was a no brainer.
Through the BizRecycling program, 3rd Act Brewery obtained all of the trash and recycling receptacles they needed to open to the public as well as several brute containers to collect spent grain from the brewing process. The brewery then set up a relationship with a local farmer to collect the grain on a weekly basis to turn into livestock feed. This partnership allows 3rd Act Brewery to divert about 1,000 lbs. per week of spent grain from their trash, saving them space in the dumpster and money on their bill. The brewery is also diverting recyclable waste from the landfill, and staff and customers are supportive of their recycling program.
Steve recommends the BizRecycling program to any business, but especially to new businesses as it can help get them the items they need to set up successful recycling without breaking the bank.
BizRecycling can help provide plans, resources and grants to help restaurants, cafes, breweries, bars, and other food service businesses manage waste and recycle better.
3rd Act Brewery in Woodbury opened its doors in 2018 When Owner Steve Long was approached about the BizRecycling program as he was completing construction he thought it was a no brainer.
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