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  • Organics Recycling Collection  

    • 30% of waste is organic on average

    • Business often save money in the long run too because there are no taxes on recycling or organics recycling, whereas there’s quite a large tax on trash.

    • “We’re not a restaurant. Is organics recycling worthwhile?” Companies can compost paper towels from restrooms, food scraps from employee meals, any compostable single-use products.

  • Specialty Recycling program for things like plastic bags, lightbulbs, electronics, batteries, etc.

    • Computers can go to Dell/HP, BestBuy, Staples, etc.

Hazardous waste:

Preventing leaks and improving disposal of chemical refrigerants, which are potent greenhouse gases, the use of which is projected to grow significantly; 


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  • BizRecycling offers grant money of up to $10,000 per business to improve recycling efforts. 

  • BizRecycling will reimburse you for the cost of organics collection services for the first three months of service, up to $5,000. Businesses must maintain organics collection services for at least 15 months after the initial three-month reimbursement period

  • Contact them for a free site visit through this form, at or call 651-266-1199.


Another great program from the MN Chamber of Commerce to help analyze where you could waste less and save more: 



Includes grants, employee training,  to help you get started!

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