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Grantee of the Week: The Travelers Companies

With a recycling program and organics collection in place, The Travelers Companies building in downtown Saint Paul was already ahead of the recycling game. Their facilities manager, however, though that the building could recycle better. They knew they couldn’t make the improvements on their own. They reached out to BizRecycling for help. We sent one […]

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Marketing Sustainability to Your Customers

Sustainability. For a lot of businesses in the East Metro, it’s something that comes naturally. A recent survey of Ramsey County businesses revealed that 90% of the businesses surveyed were doing at least some recycling. Being sustainable and recycling is the right thing to do for a lot of different reasons. Recycling can save your […]

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Grantee of the Week: St. Paul Saints

The St. Paul Saints Baseball Club is a leading example of planned sustainability. When they were designing their new ballpark in 2014, they got in touch with us to help them incorporate recycling and organics collection into the plan. Our Recycling Experts were excited to be able to work on such an innovative project. The […]

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Plastics Recycling (what do those chasing arrows and numbers mean?)

Plastics. They are everywhere in our modern life. From that case of bottled water for the breakroom to the plastic shrinkwrap that covers it, we encounter single-use plastic every single day. Although we do what we can to reduce the amount of plastic we are using, sometimes it’s unavoidable. That’s when we need to know […]

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Grantee of the Week: Afton Alps

Being a large ski resort, Afton Alps had unique challenges for how best to offer recycling to their patrons. When you add in their desire to change to more sustainable products like compostable cups and other food and beverage service ware and collect organics for composting, they definitely needed some professional assistance. That’s where BizRecycling […]

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Maximizing Your Recycling

Your business wants to recycle better. Great! It’s very important to do everything you can to maximize the recycling being collected, and also minimize contamination. After all, it’s not really recycled until it’s been processed at the recycling center and gone on to become something new! Optimize Bin Placement The more convenient it is to […]

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Grantee of the Week: Children’s Discovery Academy

Children’s Discovery Academy in Vadnais Heights had a problem. They needed to feed 134 students per day, but the financial and environmental costs of using disposable dishes was taking its toll. They knew there had to be a better way, and after learning about the BizRecycling program from Ramsey County, they contacted us for help. […]

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New Year’s Resolution: Recycle Better

The year is drawing to a close, and that means making New Year’s Resolutions. If you are a business owner in Ramsey or Washington County, now is the time to think about ways your business can recycle better in the New Year. Taking the first step is easy – all you have to do is […]

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Grantee of the Week: Lakeview Hospital

Lakeview Hospital learned about food waste recycling at a workshop sponsored by Ramsey and Washington counties. They decided that they needed to add food waste recycling to their waste management operations, but they needed help. That’s where we came in. Working with a BizRecycling recycling expert, the hospital started a Food-to-Hogs program. A local farm […]

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Planning a Green Holiday Office Party

Holiday office party season is upon us, which usually means lots of Styrofoam plates and plastic utensils. Although they are convenient, they are costly. Not only do you have to pay to purchase disposable supplies, you also have to pay to get rid of them. All of that garbage has to go somewhere, and trash […]

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Grantee of the Week: American Distribution and Manufacturing Company

BizRecycling’s relationship with American Distribution and Manufacturing Company (ADMC) began in 2015, when operations manager Mike Bluth contacted us looking for ways that their company could recycle better. As a well-established livestock feed distributor, they knew that their growing business was in a good position to improve their recycling and reduce waste. Our recycling experts […]

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Organics Recycling Blog Post

Recycling Paper Towels (and other organic waste)

Did you know that used paper towels can be recycled? Not in your regular single-sort recycling bin, but through organics recycling, otherwise known as commercial composting. In fact, all sorts of things can go into organics recycling – greasy pizza boxes, used napkins, wax cheese rinds, and even shells and bones! Basically, if it was […]

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Grantee of the Month: Boston Scientific Arden Hills

GRANTEE OF THE WEEK: Boston Scientific, Arden Hills Campus

The Arden Hills campus was the first of Boston Scientific’s branches to have an organics recycling program, and one of the first in the world to introduce organics collection site-wide. The program was so successful that the U.S. corporate headquarters of Boston Scientific in Massachusetts now has a similar program. Since 2011, Boston Scientific in […]

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Blog Post America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day

Here at BizRecycling, we’re passionate about recycling every day, but November 15th is particularly special, because it’s America Recycles Day. This is a great day for businesses to take a look at what they are currently recycling, and find ways to recycle better. Whether you want to add single-sort recycling, recycle your organic waste or […]

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Food-to-Hogs

If you’re in the business of feeding people, you know that at the end of the day, there can be a lot of uneaten food to deal with. Whether it’s the remnants of a meal or the scraps from food preparation, inedible food really adds up. When you put it in the trash, you’re also […]

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