Commercial Recycling

Business Assistance Program

Show your customers and community you’re committed to a healthier environment.

A robust recycling program says you mean business when it comes to demonstrating your organization’s commitment to the environment and your community. Recycling more may also help your bottom line. Whether you need help becoming compliant with recycling requirements or just want to improve recycling, Anoka County has resources to help such as FREE on-site technical assistance through the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Waste Wise program and more. View the program brochure (PDF).

FREE on-site technical assistance

A technical expert will visit your site to help you find ways to reduce your waste, design a new or improved recycling program or get you started with organics recycling.

FREE labels for your recycling and trash containers

Labels are an essential part of an effective recycling program. We provide a variety of types to fit your needs.

Funding to
improve recycling

We provide up to $10,000 for equipment and supplies to help your business recycle more.

To get started

You can fill out our online referral form to get started today. An Anoka County technical assistance consultant with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce's Waste Wise program will contact you and assist you with completing a grant application. Grant applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Recycling Mandate

Business owners required to recycle - January 1, 2016. 

For most businesses in Anoka County it’s the law to recycle at least three materials such as paper, glass, plastic, metal and organics including food waste and non-recyclable paper.  Learn more.

Business Recycling Guide

Are you looking for recycling and disposal options for your business? Rethink Recycling offers the Business Recycling Guide (online and searchable) to help Anoka County businesses locate recycling and disposal options.

Information included in the guide:

  • Recycling and reuse options for materials used by your business
  • Donation opportunities
  • Disposal options for materials that cannot be reused or recycled
  • Disposal information and options for problem materials and hazardous waste