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Waste Wise

Waste Wise saves money and the environment

It’s possible to save money and the environment at the same time. The Minnesota Chamber experts at Waste Wise have provided and secured more than a million dollars in grants for companies that reduce, reuse and recycle waste. Our team can help educate and train your company, and find ways to control waste costs and connect with grants to fund recycling program improvements.

Download the Waste Wise one-pager HERE.

BUSINESS SERVICES

Learn more about and apply for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Bin and Label Waste Reduction Grant Program Application (BLWR). The purpose of the BLWR grant program is to motivate business owners to complete projects that would otherwise not get done. Applications for which a verbal or written commitment has already been made to complete the project will not be considered for this grant program.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTING
If you’re paying too much for waste disposal or are having trouble finding an outlet for a waste material, we can help.
SITE VISIT
We will come to your building and help you discover new ways to reduce solid waste, maximize recycling opportunities, identify energy efficiency potential and save your company money.
WASTE SORT
A waste sort involves the physical collection, sorting, and weighing of a sample of your organization’s waste. The sort will identify and quantify material that can be removed from the waste stream through waste reduction, reuse or recycling.
WASTE BILL ANALYSIS
By reviewing your organization’s waste and recycling bills, we can often find ways for you to make easy service changes that may result in cost savings, increased efficiencies and more.
EMPLOYEE TRAINING
In order to ensure that your new environmental sustainability project or program is a success, it may be necessary to train your employees.
RECYCLING PRINTER CARTRIDGES
The Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation offers a free program to help you recycle toner cartridges and inkjet printer cartridges.
PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
We tailor our presentations, workshops and events to the needs of each organization or community.
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Schedule a Waste Wise visit

It’s as easy as inviting us into your worksite, and we take it from there. Schedule a visit, and grow your bottom line.

Contact Rob Friend at 651.292.3915 or rfriend@mnchamber.com.

Recycling Education Toolkit

Instructions for accessing the Recycling Education Toolkit:

  1. Click the Recycling Education Toolkit link below
  2. Login: mnrecycles
  3. Password: MNrecycles!1

Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation Board of Directors 

Any and all proceeds directed by Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation are restricted to the sole and intended purpose of managing and implementing Waste Wise and Energy Smart, two programs of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.