Commercial Recycling

Recycling Mandate
Business owners required to recycle - January 1, 2016.  Learn more.


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Recycling Assistance for Businesses

Anoka County provides free assistance to businesses to help identify ways to prevent waste. We can help you put a recycling program in place by determining what types of materials your business can recycle, explaining the options in recycling haulers and educating employees about recycling.  Click here for the program brochure.

We Provide

  • On-site waste assessments
  • Valuable information on waste reduction, reuse, recycling and pollution prevention
  • Links to other resources
  • Follow-up and on-going assistance

Your Benefits

  • Save money through reduced disposal and procurement costs
  • Minimize solid waste taxes and fees
  • Achieve greater efficiency
  • Enhance your image in the community as an environmental steward

Waste Assessment

A waste assessment can help your business find opportunities to:
  • Prevent waste and pollution
  • Purchase products that contain recycled materials and produce less waste from their use
  • Recycle or reuse waste materials
Conducting your own waste assessment can be as simple as a quick walk-through of your facility or as detailed as a complete review of all purchasing, materials use, and disposal practices.

How to Get Started

  • Anoka County has a technical assistance program that can help you get started by conducting a free facility walk-through and waste assessment.  You can call 763-323-5737 or email to schedule a site visit today. 
  • We will help you identify opportunities to prevent waste and pollution, purchase products that contain recycled materials and produce less waste from their use, and increase recycling and reuse of waste materials.
  • This waste assessment can help you decide on an appropriate pace for implementing a waste reduction program which can begin with a pilot program or a company-wide modification to current operating practices.
  • Regardless of the level of effort, the program should involve all affected employees in making the necessary changes.

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