BizRecycling is a program to help businesses in Ramsey County and Washington County start, expand, improve, and manage business recycling, including organic waste collection, such as food waste. The BizRecycling program was started in 2013 to help East Metro businesses reduce waste and recycle better. BizRecycling connects businesses with recycling experts who can help identify recycling and waste reduction opportunities. We offer free on-site consultations, technical assistance, expert advice and guidance. Businesses can request free container labels for their trash and recycling bins. We also have business recycling grants available (up to $10K per business!) to start or improve business recycling.
The BizRecycling program is an initiative of Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy (R&E). R&E was formed over 30 years ago by Ramsey and Washington Counties as a joint powers agreement. R&E is responsible for administering joint solid waste resource recovery activities and other selected programs on behalf of the two counties. The Project Board is comprised of nine (9) elected county commissioners, five from Ramsey County and four from Washington County. The BizRecycling program is staffed by members of the counties’ respective public health departments and is served by a variety of consultants.