What Cost Savings
Although there are a lot of compelling reasons for businesses to do a better job of recycling, one of the biggest incentives is the potential to save money. There are simple things businesses can do to reduce their garbage expenses. BizRecycling offers free help from recycling experts to businesses in Ramsey and Washington Counties. These experts work with businesses to find ways to recycle more and produce less waste. This often results in significant savings on their trash bill. How does it work?
Tax Savings on Recycling
Most business owners are unaware of the hefty tax on their garbage. In Ramsey County, garbage service for businesses is taxed at 70%, and in Washington County, garbage service for businesses is taxed at 53%. The good news is that recycling can save your business significant money. Why? Because unlike garbage, recycling, including organics recycling, is not taxed!
Recycling is an important piece of the puzzle, but finding ways to reduce unnecessary waste can also trim operating costs. Printing less cuts down on paper usage, and can lower the budget spent on paper, toner, and printer maintenance. Replacing disposable Styrofoam and plastic breakroom supplies with reusable dishes and silverware and adding a dishwasher can save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a year in supplies.
BizRecycling offers grants to help with purchases of reusable dishware and dishwashers. Your recycling expert can help you determine if this is a good option for your business, and assist you in applying for grants.
Businesses Save Money With BizRecycling
The fact is that BizRecycling is saving Ramsey and Washington County businesses, even small businesses, money. Here are a few examples:
- Blue Heron Grill Annual Savings: $4,700
- Abiding Savior Lutheran Church Annual Savings: $1,920
- Grand Place Condominium Association Annual Savings: $4,200
- Bauer Welding and Metal Fabrications Annual Savings: $1,200
- Saint Paul Floral Annual Savings: $3,420
- Arthur O. Hauklund Memorial VFW Post 1350 Annual Savings: $4,000
What BizRecycling Grantees are Saying
The Lodge, White Bear Lake:
“The biggest outcome is it reduced our overall garbage bill by 59%. The program also satisfied our resident’s expectations that we provide a recycling system.”
A Johnson & Sons Florist, St. Paul:
“At one time, we had about 100% going into the trash, to now only 10% trash and about 90% recycling. We’ve saved money, that’s the biggest thing. We’ve saved ourselves $1000 a year doing it.”
VFW Post 1350, St. Paul:
“We are saving $321 per month because of our participation in the recycling program.”
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