Grants

BizRecycling offers the following grants to help your business recycle better. There is no minimum grant award. No matching funds are required. Click here to learn how BizRecycling grants can be used.

Recycling Grant:  

  • Businesses and Schools
  • Up to $10,000 to help businesses start or improve recycling and organics collections 

Apartment Buildings: 

  • Up to $10,000 for properties with 5-20 units to start or improve recycling and organics collection
  • Up to $20,000 for properties with more than 20 or improve recycling and organics collection

Organics Reward Grant: 

  • Up to $5,000 in hauling costs reimbursement for businesses who start or make improvements to their organics collections

Grant Eligibility

Businesses must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a grant:

  • Have a physical location in Ramsey or Washington County (of Minnesota). Businesses with multiple locations are eligible for multiple grants
  • Have 1 or more paid employees
  • Be one of the following types of businesses:
    • For profit
    • Non-profit
    • Private college or university
    • Place of worship
    • Schools
      • Ramsey County: Charter schools with less than 250 students and all private schools
      • Washington County: All charter schools and all private schools
    • Multi-unit residential property (apartment building) with 5 or more units
  • Have an “active/in good standing” registered status with the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State

Ineligible entities include:

  • Home-based businesses
  • All public entities including federal, state, county and city; public colleges and universities
  • Public K-12 schools in Ramsey County

Learn more about the grant application process.

Organics Reward Grant

An Organics Reward Grant offset the costs of starting or improving organics collection. Eligible services include commercial source separated organics management and food-to-hogs services.

Reimbursement is available as follows:

  • Businesses starting a new organics collection service: Reimbursement for three months of service, up to $5,000
  • Businesses with an existing organics collection service: Reimbursement for two months of services, up to $5,000, after an improvement or expansion has been made (for example, by adding paper towel collections)