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Blog Graphic - This Week on the Blog - Special Recycling - office Spaces

Special Recycling: Office Spaces

About one billion trees worth of paper are thrown away every year in the United States – a lot of which is coming from office and work spaces. Not only does one ton of recycled paper save 17 adult trees, it also saves 64% more energy and 58% more water, as well as 60 pounds […]

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Blog Graphic - Wells Fargo Place - This week on the blog - Single Sort Recycling

Wells Fargo Place: Single-Sort Recycling

In the spring of 2014, Wells Fargo Place, the tallest building in downtown Saint Paul, contacted BizRecycling to help them reduce their waste. An onsite consultation with BizRecycling associates Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation (Waste Wise) found that Wells Fargo Place could reduce their waste by up to 77%. Meeting this goal would be a dramatic […]

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Construction Recycling

Traditional recycling is often forgotten on the job – especially on construction sites. With large trash dumpsters onsite, it’s common for construction workers to toss their water bottles, drink cans and paper products in the trash instead of recycling them. By providing easily accessible recycling options and encouraging staff to participate, your construction crew can […]

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Blog Graphic - VFW Post 1350 - Grantee of the Week


The Arthur O. Hauklund Memorial VFW Post 1350 reached out to BizRecycling after seeing an informational presentation on BizRecycling and Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation. Knowing that they were paying high taxes on their waste hauling, they believed BizRecycling could help them. After Waste Wise conducted an on-site assessment of the VFW Post, it was recommended […]

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GRANTEE OF THE WEEK: KinderGardens Child Development Center

KinderGardens Child Development Center in Hugo realized it was landfilling a lot of waste. The center serves about 120 children’s breakfasts, lunches and snacks a day, using Styrofoam bowls and plates, plastic silverware and paper cups. Deciding to take action against this issue, KinderGardens contacted BizRecycling and their associates, Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation, to see […]

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Special Recycling: Hospital Setting

According to Health Facilities Management, a publication of the American Hospital Association, the vast majority of hospital waste comes from traditional recycling materials. In fact, hospital waste streams average 75% traditional recycling, while only 25% come from biological and hazardous waste. This means that hospitals are generating a lot of plastic, paper and cardboard. This […]

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Blog graphic - Life Health LLC - Grantee of the Week


LifeHealth, a company dedicated to creating diagnostic products for early disease detection, has always been dedicated to helping medical professionals save lives. In 2015, a LifeHealth chemist, Shannon Willis, contacted BizRecycling to help people in other ways – by improving the environment. Willis wanted to improve the company’s internal recycling collection and to educate staff […]

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Marina and Boating Recycling

Recycling is usually the last thing on a boater’s mind – after all, how do you recycle when you’re on a boat? Surprisingly, recycling onboard is easy and it doesn’t take up a lot of space. Not only that, but the vast majority of waste generated from boaters can be recycled – and that could […]

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GRANTEE OF THE WEEK: Macalester Plymouth United Church

Barbara Sellers contacted BizRecycling and their associates, Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation, with hopes of upholding the congregation’s common value of fostering a healthy relationship with Earth and the natural environment. Seller’s, a member of the congregation’s Caring for Creation Committee, was interesting in expanding the church’s current recycling program as well as diverting organic waste. […]

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Make Every Day an Earth Day

In 1970, a Wisconsin senator conceived the idea of a national day to teach and promote the health of the environment – Earth Day. Now celebrating its 46th anniversary, April 22nd has become an opportunity for all to educate, learn and inspire ways of caring for our earth’s environmental health. Now backed by modern technology, […]

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GRANTEE OF THE WEEK: Oneka Elementary School

In 2015, a BizRecycling consultant and Washington County staff began meeting with White Bear Lake District and Oneka Elementary School staff to design a program to maximize recycling. It was determined that food recycling could be revamped by starting a food-to-hogs program. Recycling milk cartons could also reduce the amount of waste from the cafeteria. […]

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Special Recycling: On-the-Go Green

Businesses come in all shapes and sizes – and often times are on wheels. Food trucks, hauling and moving companies, caterers and construction companies are often on the go, and recycling can easily be forgotten. But on-the-go recycling can and has been done – saving companies like Peterson Brothers Roofing Company an addition $240 a […]

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Blog graphic - Bauer welding and metal fabrications - grantee of the week

GRANTEE OF THE WEEK: Bauer Welding & Metal Fabrications

Bauer Welding & Metal Fabrications contacted BizRecycling and their associates after learning about the state recycling law mandating that all businesses recycle at least three materials. When Bauer Welding met with BizRecycling associate, Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation, they found out that mandate did not include manufacturers, but there was a huge opportunity for the company […]

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Blue Heron Grill in Hugo took huge steps in making their restaurant more environmentally friendly. They began their recycling story by contacting BizRecycling and Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation with a query on how to reduce their environmental impact and avoid high taxes associated with their current trash services. Waste Wise assisted the restaurant in applying […]

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Blog graphic - This week on the blog - Organic Recycling in your restaurant

Organic Recycling in Your Restaurant

Increasingly, customers are asking for, and prefer, restaurants that are making an effort for zero waste. Many restaurants have already began the journey towards zero waste, such as Darden Restaurants, who have pledged to have zero waste at all their restaurants. No matter the size or number of restaurants owned, all restaurant owners should recycle […]

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