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Step 3. Apply for Money

Building a business recycling program from the ground up can seem overwhelming and costly. How do you decide which recycling bins to buy and how many to purchase? Where does the money come from? If your business is in Washington County or Ramsey County, you can get free expert recycling assistance and apply for a BizRecycling Grant.

Even if your business is already recycling, there may be room for improvements. A quick, free, on-site consultation with a recycling expert can help your business discover recycling and waste reduction opportunities. Maybe you need more or better bins, or better signage, or an enclosure that could accommodate more recycling containers. A BizRecycling Grant can help!

Whether you are starting fresh or just need a refresh, a BizRecycling Grant can help bring a great recycling program within your organization’s reach. There is up to $10,000 in grant funding available per business. Your recycling expert will walk you through every step of the grant process. From grant application to recycling program launch or relaunch, and the final report at 18 months, moving forward with recycling is faster and easier with BizRecycling.

Grant funds are available!

Things to know about BizRecycling Grants:

  • Easy one-page grant application
  • Up to $10,000 in funds (no match required)
  • Short one-page survey/report at 18 months
  • Funds can be used to meet your unique business needs
    • buy recycling/trash bins
    • dumpster enclosure construction
    • staff training on recycling
    • recycling/trash signs
    • dishwashers & dishes

Learn more about businesses that have completed the grant program.