Waste Knot is a program for businesses, schools, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other organizations committed to reducing waste and protecting the environment. Waste Knot helps organizations to reduce their waste and increase their recycling, as well as recognize community leaders in waste reduction through the Environmental Excellence Awards. Our partners include retail stores, office-based businesses, faith-based organizations, schools, and more.
Meet with our Waste Knot coordinator for an on-site assessment.
During the assessment, you discuss your waste logistics, purchasing options, staff and member education, and other waste reduction opportunities.
After the application has been filled out and a site assessment has been done, we create a personalized Waste Reduction Action Plan.
Waste Knot partners are eligible to continue receiving free consulting for recycling program development and improvement.
Waste Reduction Project Funding
Whether or not you’re a Waste Knot partner, Washtenaw County may have funding to help with your waste reduction projects. Visit our page on Waste Reduction Sponsorships to find out more information and how to apply.
Environmental Excellence Awards
WasteKnot Partners can be nominated for the annual Washtenaw County Environmental Excellence Awards.
This is a way to give recognition to those who go above and beyond to protect the environment.
Learn more about past winners and award categories on the Environmental Excellence webpage.
WasteKnot places advertisements in local newspapers and/or online to recognize the work our partners do to prevent pollution and protect Washtenaw County's waterways
Being recognized as a green business will help you gain credibility within the community. Green businesses are in high demand among Washtenaw County residents.