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Blog graphic - This week on the blog - Food waste and your bottom line

Food Waste and your Bottom Line

Food waste: in the restaurant and grocery industries, these two little words boil down to one thing – lost profit. Food that must be thrown away before it can be served or sold is as close as it gets to throwing money in the trash. Unfortunately, in the United States, food waste is common.  In […]

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In 2015, local nonprofit ARTS-Us took on the challenge of teaching their children something new; composting and recycling. The nonprofit provides after-school and summer programs dedicated to educating youth with hands-on activities. Constructing an outdoor bin for yard, food and soiled paper waste seemed like a perfect activity. To begin this task, ARTS-Us garden coordinator […]

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How to Ask for Recycling at Work

Almost every office has one – that lone do-gooder that rinses soda cans and takes them home to recycle, or collects plastic water bottles because the only option at work is to throw them away. Often, it seems easier to quietly recycle alone, or throw in the towel and throw away recyclable materials in the […]

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Blog Graphic - Peterson Brothers Roofing Company - Grantee of the Week

GRANTEE OF THE WEEK: Peterson Brothers Roofing Company

Peterson Brothers Roofing Company has proudly been a part of the Saint Paul community since 1952. In late 2014, the company contacted BizRecycling to begin the upcoming new year right. They wanted to find ways to improve their recycling and decrease waste.  They were connected with a recycling expert who was able to help them […]

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Business Recycling Misconceptions

Whether you’ve been recycling at your place of business for years, or are contemplating a new recycling program, it’s important to stay current on recycling best practices in order to maximize participation and financial savings. At BizRecycling, our team addresses a lot of misconceptions about recycling, so we wanted to address a few recycling myths. […]

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Blog Graphic - St. Croix Hospice - Grantee of the Week

GRANTEE OF THE WEEK: Saint Croix Hospice

St. Croix Hospice was just finishing an expansion and renovation of their office space when they realized they wanted to do more to recycle. As a tenant of Crossroad Properties, they had already been recycling. The problem was that staff was generating a large amount of waste from one-time use material that was going into […]

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Measuring Waste Reduction: Why Recycling and Organics Recovery Programs Save Money

What does “waste reduction” really mean for a business? In this post, we’ll explain what costs are involved in trash collection, and how a business can determine its cost savings after implementing a recycling and/or organics recovery program. Understanding trash costs Typically the expense of hauling trash is determined by the following factors: Number of […]

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GRANTEE OF THE WEEK: Hidden Harbor Marina

Before Hidden Harbor Marina contacted BizRecycling’s associates Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation (Waste Wise) for a free recycling consultation, boaters were hauling the garbage and recyclables from their boats to 55-gallon plastic trash barrels located at dock entrances. Additionally, the marina property was littered with over 150 illegally dumped tires – which are recyclable. There was […]

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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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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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