The National Association of Counties (NACo) has presented BizRecycling a 2019 Achievement Award in the category of County Resiliency: Infrastructure, Energy and Sustainability. The award was presented on July 14 at NACo’s annual conference in Las Vegas.

BizRecycling is a program of Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy. The program, which launched in 2013, helps businesses in Ramsey and Washington counties start and expand recycling and organics collections and reduce waste through free on-site consultations, technical assistance and grants. BizRecycling offers grants up to $10,000 per business to implement best practices in waste management. Since 2013, BizRecycling has awarded over three million dollars in grants and helped 345 businesses start recycling programs, 257 start organics collection programs, and 738 expand existing recycling and organic collection programs. Visit the BizRecycling website to learn more bizrecycling.com/.

BizRecylcing is an innovative program that has been effective at reducing waste and increasing recycling and organic recycling efforts in the commercial sector. Several businesses that have participated in the BizRecycling program have been recognized locally and won awards for their efforts. The NACo award is BizRecycling’s first national recognition.

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