The Waste Knot Program provides help to organizations that would like to reduce their waste and increase their recycling. Waste Knot also recognizes businesses in the community that lead in waste reduction through the Environmental Excellence Awards.
Waste Knot applications go through a screening process for eligibility. Eligible applicants schedule a site visit and a meeting with our Waste Knot coordinator, where you discuss your waste and recycling logistics, purchasing options, stakeholder education, and waste reduction opportunities. Each organization then receives a personalized Waste Reduction Action Plan and welcome letter. Waste Knot uses the “3Ps – Practice, Purchase, Policy” framework for the waste reduction action plan.
Our partners include retail stores, office-based businesses, faith-based organizations, schools, and more.
So join over 300 partners currently leading the way in Washtenaw County!
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.