Trash and Recycling Labels
Labels help make recycling easier by providing simple visual cues so that waste, compost and recycling are always properly separated. Good labeling of recycling, organics and waste containers is essential to create a successful recycling program.
All Ramsey or Washington County businesses are eligible to receive free recycling, organics and trash labels, with or without a BizRecycling grant. Businesses can get up $5,000 in labels for free.
Our labels are designed to withstand both high and freezing temperatures. Printed with an industrial grade adhesive, the labels will not wear off as bins are emptied daily by staff.
Labels are available in English, Somali, Hmong and Spanish. Many of the labels are customized for different cultures. For example, images of Hmong food are pictured on the Hmong organics label.
For instructions on how best to use your labels, watch this short video.
Creating Customized Labels
If you would like to customize the labels to meet your brand standards or unique material needs, you can download the label files as PDF or InDesign file formats.
Eligibility, Ordering and Contact Information
To find out if your business is eligible to receive free labels, please enter your business’s zip code below. Labels are updated frequently to meet the dynamic business needs of the East Metro.