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Apply for a Partner Grant

Become a BizRecycling Partner! Our Partners help us educate businesses about recycling and organics collection opportunities and connect them to BizRecycling resources. 

Partners are eligible for grants of up to $15,000 per year to conduct BizRecycling outreach, promotion and education activities. Help us spread the word!

Partner Eligibility

We’re looking for groups who work with businesses in Ramsey and Washington Counties. 

  • Commercial Clubs
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Economic Development Commissions
  • Economic Development Authorities 
  • Business Leagues
  • Non‐Profit Development Corporations

Sorry, these groups are not eligible: individuals, regional agencies, federal government, University of Minnesota and MnSCU facilities, and for‐profit development corporations/business associations.

Partner Activities 

Our Partners use their funding to conduct various creative and individualized activities to inform their members about BizRecycling programs and resources. Some examples include:

  • Salaries to devote staff time to outreach and education
  • Producing promotional materials such as digital ads, social media and videos
  • Sponsoring member events

Being a Partner

Like all grant programs, there is some paperwork involved. We expect our Partners to:

  • Complete our grant application 
  • Work with BizRecycling staff and our recycling experts
  • Enter into a contract with the Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy Board
  • Submit an annual work plan that describes your outreach objectives and proposed activities
  • Submit 6-month progress reports (2 pages)
  • Document outreach to a minimum of 50% of your business members

Get Started

BizRecycling staff will work with you to see if we’re a good fit and help develop your application. To get started, contact us or call (651) 266-1199.

You can download a copy of the Partner application here.