If you own a business in either Ramsey or Washington County, our recycling grants can help you kick start or reinvigorate your existing recycling program! Want some ideas? Check out how previous grantees are using their grants


Our starter grants provide the funding you may need to get a recycling or food waste/organics recovery program up and running at your place of business. Funds can be used for purchasing equipment and supplies, or in creating the educational materials needed to educate staff or inform the public.  Already have a program in place but still interested? No problem! These funds are for you too. We know there’s always room for improvement. Just need containers? That’s an option too. Purchasing the right containers to maximize your recycling efforts can be the most costly part of implementing a new or improved program. Let us help! Our container grants provide the funding you may need to purchase recycling and food waste containers for the collection of these materials. 

To apply for a Starter Container Grant (Fillable PDF) | grant must be accompanied by a W-9 (Fillable PDF)

Once we notify you that you've been awarded a grant we'll ask you to fill out this Grant Pre-report form (fillable PDF)

Online Ordering

The container catalog does allow for online ordering. Once your order is placed, it will be submitted to the Business Recycling Grant Manager. NOTE: Orders without an accompanying grant application will NOT be considered. Container Catalog


For businesses starting a food waste/organics recovery program, the reward program will cover the cost of the first three months of collection services. For businesses with an existing food waste/organics recovery program, the reward program will cover the cost of the first two months of collection services after the improved program has been implemented. Improvements could include expanding from a food-to-hogs program to source separated organics, adding new materials such as paper towel waste from restrooms, or adding a new material like food waste from employee break rooms. NOTE: the reward program is only for adding or improving food waste/organics collection services, not trash or recycling services.
To apply for the Reward Program (Fillable PDF)

If you prefer to print and mail your application to us, send them here:

ATTN: Biz Recycling | 2785 White Bear Avenue Suite #350 |Maplewood, MN 55109

Other grant opportunities available only to Ramsey County businesses.


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