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Grantee of the Week: H.B. Fuller

H.B. Fuller is a global innovator with its roots in adhesives. As part of their commitment to improve the lives of people around the world, H.B. Fuller took on the challenge to reduce the amount of materials leaving their facilities as trash. The waste reduction initiative began in 2016 when they first met with BizRecycling’s […]

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Food Waste – A Better Use

More businesses and institutions in Ramsey and Washington Counties are separating their food waste instead of tossing it in the garbage. And there’s good reason to do so. Food waste is the largest component of our trash bin, especially for restaurants, cafeterias and food manufactures. Tossed into the trash, rotting food produces methane, a harmful […]

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Grantee of the Week: Splash Products

Watch their video story here. Splash Products is a locally-owned manufacturer of windshield wash, ice melt, wiper blades, antifreeze and cleaners in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Splash Products were already devoted to recycling, with a process to capture and regrind the discarded plastic from molding their bottles, as well as systems for recycling cardboard and pallets. […]

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Grantee of the Week: Sunray BP Gas Station

Watch their video story here. Jorge Samper Zelaya, owner of the Sunray BP gas station and auto repair shop in Saint Paul, has a strong commitment to the environment. From updated LED lighting in the store to a waste-oil heater to keep the shop and store warm, Sunray BP is leading the pack with sustainable […]

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Got Waste? Beyond the Recycle Bin

So you’ve got the single sort recycling down at work, but what about all of those other things you need to get rid of? Cubical walls, ink cartridges, wood pallets, packing foam peanuts and that old computer – is it reuse, recycle or garbage? Here in Minnesota, we have a number of resources to help […]

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Grantee of the Week: Stella’s on 97

Watch their video story here. Stella’s on 97 is a fine-casual dining restaurant in Forest Lake, MN. Stella’s on 97 was already recycling cardboard and fryer oil, but was still frustrated with their high trash bills. They wanted to do more, but were also concerned that expanding their recycling would add too much complication. When they […]

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Business Recycling Myths

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. Here are three of the most common: Myth 1: […]

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Grantee of the Week: Du Fresne Manufacturing

Watch their video story here. Du Fresne Manufacturing Co. has been an industry leader in the precision metal fabrication industry for over 27 years. Located in Vadnais Heights, MN, Du Fresne Manufacturing has a strong commitment to their 100+ employees as well as having a vision to be leader in sustainability. Du Fresne Manufacturing established […]

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Sorting Recyclables from the Trash

It’s a common misconception that recyclables and organics (food waste) are separated from the trash by either your trash hauler or at its final destination. Good intending people end up tossing their plastic water bottle in the trash, thinking it will be sorted out later. We’re sorry to say, that’s not true. What happens to […]

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Why Recycling Saves Money

Garbage bills are complicated. What do all of the numbers mean, and how does recycling fit into the picture? There are three main factors to look at when thinking about your garbage: How many dumpsters you have How big your dumpsters are How often you have your dumpsters serviced Sometimes, bigger isn’t better when it […]

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Grantee of the Week: Stella’s on 97

We recently had the pleasure to talk in depth with Max Stephens, owner of Stella’s on 97 in Forest Lake. Max had been concerned that expanding recycling at his restaurant would require a lot of complicated sorting of materials. Then Max learned about BizRecycling, thanks to the Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce hosting a […]

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Happy Earth Day!

On April 22, 1970, the very first Earth Day was celebrated in the United States. Since then, it has expanded into 192 countries around the world, and is celebrated by more than a billion people every year. The idea started as a way to raise peoples’ consciousness about pollution and other environmental concerns. Thanks to […]

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Grantee of the Week: Sunray BP Gas Station

Jorge Samper Zelaya, owner of the Sunray BP gas station and auto repair shop in Saint Paul, has a strong commitment to the environment. From updated LED lighting in the store to a waste-oil heater to keep the shop and store warm, Sunray BP is leading the pack with sustainable business practices. Meeting the challenges […]

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Plastic Drinking Straws

Plastic straws are everywhere. From the swizzle stick that we use to stir our morning coffee to the straw in our milkshake, sources estimate that we go through over 500 million plastic straws a day in the US alone! That’s a lot of straws. And they only get used once. Not only that, but you […]

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Blog Post Grantee of the Week: Hamline University

Grantee of the Week: Hamline University

Hamline University was a pioneer in food waste recycling, having started one of the first food waste recycling programs in the Twin Cities way back in 1991. When they were planning to relocate their main kitchen and food service operations, they wanted help to expand and improve their existing. That’s where BizRecycling came in. Our […]

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