Hennepin County Environmental Partners application

The Hennepin County Environmental Partners program recognizes businesses for their efforts to recycle and divert organic waste, which includes food scraps and unrecyclable paper, from the trash through composting, sending food scraps to local farmers to feed animals, or by donating edible food.

Fill out and submit this application to become a Hennepin County Environmental Partner. Or you can download a copy of the application (DOCX).

Hennepin County Environmental Partners application

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Fill out the section for each decal you are applying for. There are four decals available: We Recycle, We Compost, We Donate Food and We Feed Animals.

Contact information
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We recycle
My business is applying for a We Recycle decal.

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Are recycling containers conveniently located next to most garbage bins?

What materials do you collect for recycling (check all that apply)?











Is recycling available to employees?

Is recycling available to customers?


Are recycling bins clearly labeled?

e.g.: once per month, twice per week, etc.
We donate food
My business is applying for a We Donate Food decal.

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e.g.: once per month, twice per week, etc.
We feed animals
My business is applying for a We Feed Animals decal:

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Is food waste collection available to employees?

Is food waste collection available to customers?


Are collection bins clearly labeled?

e.g.: once per month, twice per week, etc.
We compost
My business is applying for a We Compost decal.

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What materials do you collect for composting (check all that apply)?


Is organics collection available to employees?

Is organics collection available to customers


Are collection bins clearly labeled?

Do you use compostable foodware?

e.g.: once per month, twice per week, etc.
Additional sustainability efforts
Does the organization include solid waste management in its training of new employees?

Certification

I certify that this document and all attachments were prepared under my direction or supervision in accordance with a system to assure that qualified personnel properly gather and evaluate the information submitted, and that the statements and information in the document are true, accurate and complete.

I further certify that to the best of my knowledge, the facility is in compliance with all applicable environmental regulations as set forth by Federal, State and local agencies, and understand that any non-compliance or change in current practices may result in the revocation of the Hennepin County Environmental Partner award.

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