Northeast Metro Business VHEDC 2018 - Page 68

BIZRECYCLING GRANTS SAVE BUSINESSES MONEY Everyone knows it’s good for the environment to divert materials from landfills that can be reused again or composted — and many of us already recycle at home. But, did you know that in 2016 the state of Minnesota mandated that all public entities, commercial buildings and sports facilities recycle at least three types of materials – such as paper, plastic, glass, metal and/or organics? Recycling can save your business money and has tremendous benefits to the local economy: creating jobs; saving energy; using less natural resources; and generating less pollution than manufacturing from virgin materials. In Ramsey County, there’s a 70 percent county and state tax by weight on trash hauled away, but there’s no tax on material or organics recycling. BizRecycling offers grant money up to $10,000 per business to offset start-up costs for new bins, signs, staff training or investing in more permanent solutions for disposables. BizRecycling affiliate experts will conduct a free audit of your waste streams and suggest methods to improve your process or begin to capture valuable resources and divert them from your trash bins. Experts provide confidential assessments/recommendations and help guide your business through the process, including applying for grants, ordering labels, placing bins and training your staff. Du Fresne Manufacturing Recently, Du Fresne Manufacturing in Vadnais Heights received a free audit from MN Waste Wise Foundation. The company applied for a BizRecycling grant to add new bins at both of their manufacturing plants to capture and recycle plastic shipping bags and pallet shrink wrap. Du Fresne also added three Culligan water filling stations and will save 14,000 plastic water bottles a year from being thrown away! Next up is a new organics recycling program. Contact BizRecycling today. It makes Biz Cents! bizrecycling.com/ contact-us 651-266-1199 68 Vadnais Heights Business Guide & Community Profile 2018 INDEX OF ADVERTISERS AFSA High School.................................................70 Allina Medical Clinic..............................................63 Buerkle Honda.......................................................16 Century College....................................................55 Children’s Discovery Academy...............................4 Cities Credit Union................................................35 Coldwell Banker Burnet........................................67 Complete Beverage Service.................................31 Create Space.........................................................18 Donatellis.................................................................6 Du Fresne Manufacturing.....................................29 Erickson, Bell, Beckman & Quinn P.A..................45 Fairway Collison Center........................................29 Gable Pines Senior Living.....................................73 Hallberg Engineering............................................73 Hoglund Coaching, LLC.......................................18 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites.....................61 I.C. System, Inc..................................................3, 69 Innovize..................................................................39 Jimmy’s Food & Drink...........................................61 Lake Area Bank......................................................74 Larson Engineering...............................................18 Macaluso’s Roadhouse..........................................49 MarineTech Products, Inc......................................31 Merrick, Inc.............................................................73 MGC Diagnostics Corporation..............................2 MidCountry Bank...................................................67 MidWestOne Bank ...............................................13 Mold Craft**...........................................................16 MVP Music Video Photo......................................12 NAC Mechanical & Electrical Services................31 Newtrax, Inc...........................................................35 Peoples 5ݕи)Aɕȁ )IAɕͥ5ՙɥ)L )MéḾ ȸ)MյЁ=ѡ)Q 4 ѥٕЁ 丸)QUɝI)QȁQɅѹ̸)Qݥ ѥ́=ѡ̸ٕ)Uɉɴɕ͔)Ý!́ɕ չչѥ)Ý!́ ̸)Ý!́ɵˊé5ɭи)Ý!́1́ Ո)]є ȁ ѕȁȁѡ̸)]є ȁ1ɕM̸)]є ȁ1