Why should businesses recycle? Because it’s smart business management. For some businesses, it’s simply a matter of saving money or increasing efficiency. Other businesses recycle because as of 2016, it’s a legal requirement. Some businesses want to go green to stand out in the marketplace. Recycling can cut costs, ensure compliance with the law, improve public image and boost employee engagement. What other initiative can do all that?
In the East Metro, nearly 90 percent of businesses have a recycling program, according to a recent survey conducted by Ramsey County. At BizRecycling, we have found that our independent recycling experts can help most businesses do an even better job of recycling. Sometimes small adjustments can lead to big changes, and big savings.
Learn more about some of the benefits of business recycling below.
Recycling May Cut Costs
Effective recycling programs can generate significant savings for a business. Although there may be some initial startup costs, recycling can pay back the initial investment in as little as one year. Recycling programs are often not given priority for budget allocations because they are thought of as “nice to do” rather than a financial investment. This is where BizRecycling comes in. We offer grant funding to help businesses start or improve recycling programs. Our recycling experts can help. Learn more about cost savings with recycling.
Recycling Increases Efficiency by Simplifying Trash Disposal
When recycling containers are properly labeled and well-located, it makes it easier for staff to recycle. BizRecycling offers free recycling labels for area businesses; no grant required! Making sure containers match the volume and size needs of discarded materials reduces time spent moving recyclables from collection point to pick-up point. Read more about recycling efficiencies in businesses.
Going Green is a Marketing Differentiator
Today’s consumers are more likely to buy from a company with environmentally conscious practices. A strong recycling program can be a major selling point, especially if you’re in the food and beverage or hospitality industries. See how BizRecycling is helping make businesses greener.
It’s the Law
As of January 2016, Minnesota state law requires most businesses and organizations to recycle at least three types of materials—including but not limited to paper, plastic and aluminum. Find out more about the 2016 Recycling Law. In addition to the recycling law, the Minnesota State Legislature adopted a recycling goal of 75% by 2030. Currently, the East Metro is at about 50%. To meet that 75% goal, BizRecycling offers free help to East Metro businesses to start or improve recycling programs, including organics recycling.
Contact us to learn more about how BizRecycling can help your business recycle better!