The BizRecycling program is an initiative of the Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy Board (R&E Board). Started in 2013, the BizRecycling program provides free resources and assistance to businesses that want to start or enhance programs for reducing waste; recycling items such as paper, bottles, and cans as well as diverting food and other organic waste. BizRecycling does not offer collection of recyclables or organics; rather it provides assistance for starting or improving recycling, organics and waste reduction programs.
The R&E Board was formed over 30 years ago by Ramsey and Washington Counties as a joint powers board. The R&E Board 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 Project Board is staffed by members of the counties’ respective public health departments and is served by a variety of consultants.