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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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Grantee of the Week Camphor Memorial Church

GRANTEE OF THE WEEK: Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church

In 2015, Rebecca Neal, a member of the congregation at Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, felt that the church was not meeting its commitments to the community and the environment, because everything was going into the trash. Neal wanted to help the church start recycling. They contacted BizRecycling for help. BizRecycling’s recycling experts helped the […]

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Blog Post Recycling Plastic Film

Recycling Plastic Bags and Film

Plastic bags and plastic film are a huge part of modern life. From the plastic grocery bag all the way up to the plastic wrapping around pallets of merchandise, businesses can generate an extraordinary amount of plastic film. But what can be done with all of this plastic film once it’s done being used? You […]

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Grantee of the Week Blog Carol Mathey's Center for Children & Families

GRANTEE OF THE WEEK: Carol Mathey’s Center for Children and Families

Every business knows that money can be tight. This is especially true for nonprofits. Starting a recycling program can be expensive, which is why the executive director of Carol Matheys Center for Children and Families, Stacie Penn, contacted BizRecycling for help. “As a nonprofit, there are always financial barriers for us. So when I saw […]

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Blog Post: Wish-cycling

Recycle, Don’t “Wish-cycle”

Having single-sort recycling at work can make it super easy to recycle. You toss your recyclable items into one bin and they magically get separated once they get to the recycling facility. What could be simpler? Bottles, cans, boxes and paper get dumped together, so why not toss anything and everything that might possibly be […]

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Blog graphic - French Meadow Bakery and cafe - grantee of the week

GRANTEE OF THE WEEK: French Meadow Bakery and Café

French Meadow Bakery and Café has always stressed the importance of sustainability through its focus on locally sourced, organic ingredients. In 2015, French Meadow’s executive chef Samantha Jensen decided to take their commitment to sustainability to the next level. Jensen contacted BizRecycling to find ways to recycle more and to keep food waste out of […]

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Employees Ensure Recycling Success

Having a recycling program at your business can lower your trash bill. How? Because unlike garbage, recycling is not subject to the County Environmental Charge and the State Solid Waste Management Tax. But your business recycling program’s success depends on your employees. How do you get them to recycle? Make it easy. Pair every garbage […]

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Blog graphic - Gilbert building - Grantee of the week

GRANTEE OF THE WEEK: Gilbert Building

In the spring of 2014, the Gilbert Building in downtown St. Paul contacted BizRecycling and the Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation for assistance with beginning a recycling program. Vince King, one of the owners of the building, wanted to provide his tenants the opportunity to recycle. Following an on-site visit, Waste Wise suggested that they apply […]

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Back-to-Basics Recycling Blog Post

Back-to-Basics Business Recycling

Here at BizRecycling, we think about recycling a lot. Because this is what we do, we’re always discussing the more esoteric points of recyclables, and wondering if we can recycle things like broken rubber bands. But for most businesses, recycling comes down to the basics. Although about 90% of businesses in the East Metro are […]

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Blog graphic - Grand place condominium association - Grantee of the Week

GRANTEE OF THE WEEK: Grand Place Condominium Association

In 2014, a six-story condominium building with 31 units was faced with an aging trash compactor. Grand Place Condominium Association’s waste and recycling coordinator, Linda Camp, decided to take the opportunity to make major leaps towards sustainability. They contacted BizRecycling and the Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation for help. The free consultation with Waste Wise revealed […]

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Save the Food Blog Post

Save the Food, Save Your Money

In 2016, the National Resources Defense Council partnered with the Ad Council to create the Save the Food campaign. These ads helped raise awareness of the problem of food waste in the United States. Some of the statistics were shocking: Forty percent of food in America is wasted. Twenty percent of the material in U.S. […]

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