The commercial sector generates more than half of the total waste in Hennepin County, and nearly two-thirds of the waste created at businesses and non-profits is recyclable.
Owners with commercial buildings in the seven-county metro area -- that also generate four cubic yards or more of trash per week -- must be recycling at least three materials by 2016.
A strong recycling program conserves natural resources and reduces greenhouse gas emissions, can help your bottom line, and demonstrates your organization’s commitment to sustainability and the community.
Hennepin County offers grants, signage, technical assistance and case studies to help business and organizations start or improve recycling programs.
Submit a business recycling request form or call 612-543-1316 to discuss business recycling grant project ideas and funding opportunities.