Business Recycling Consultations


BTGblog_RecycleOrDieWant to start recycling in your workplace?

Bridging The Gap can help! Through the generous support of the Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Bridging The Gap has been conducting free Business Recycling Consultations for several years. We’ve helped Missouri businesses all over the KCMO metropolitan region increase their diversion rates. If your business is located in Missouri and within the Kansas City metropolitan region, please complete this form to schedule a FREE recycling consultation! We are adept at offering some simple steps to help you begin, as well as working with you to increase your recycling and waste diversion efforts. If you are eligible and selected for the program, you can expect:

  • Conduct education through presentations, content for internal websites and newsletters, and the training of green teams and/or department leaders;
  • Solutions for recycling improvement, by researching vendors and/or new outlets for materials, which may include a menu of haulers, pricing, and potential rebate programs;
  • Suggested expansion solutions by capturing materials like organics, glass and electronics;
  • Recommendations for appropriate bins and proper placement in the facility to capture the most attention and diversion rates;
  • Recycling signage designed specifically for your system (see examples below);
  • Help to re-negotiate hauling contracts, if needed;


Sample Recycling Posters

Bridging The Gap designed posters to help your employees recycle right! Education about what can and cannot be recycled is the first step in creating and maintaining a successful recycling program. Example posters include Food Composting,Co-mingled Recycling, Electronics, Plastic Film, and, our least favorite, but also necessary, Landfill. Contact us for complimentary files you can print for your office!



Other Consultation Services

Even if your business does not quality under the FREE program made possible by a grant through the Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Bridging The Gap can help! We have been working in the recycling industry since 1992 and employ top experts in our region. Because of our experience and expertise, we have developed strong relationships with local vendors and haulers. Often, Bridging The Gap can help you set up a recycling or waste-reduction program faster, cheaper, and with better results than hiring an outside firm. We’ve been contracted to help some of the region’s top firms including Burns & McDonnell, Chiefs, Veolia, and Faultless Starch, just to name a few. We offer several types of services to help you meet your recycling goals! Contact us today!



BTG can provide waste audit services, consisting of a full analysis of your building’s waste stream. The audit will identify types of waste generated, categorize recyclable and non-recyclable materials and a calculation of your current diversion rate.  This service includes a written report with full audit results and recommendations for increasing recoverable material. Past clients include Burns & McDonnell.



BTG can provide expertise in assisting your business in the process of going Zero Waste to Landfill, wherein your waste system is restructured so that all products are reused or recycled, and little, to no waste is sent to landfills.  Our services include a full waste assessment, help in the creation of an internal sustainability team, finding haulers and/or outlets for difficult waste streams, creation of metrics to track waste and diversion, creation of internal recycling collection areas, personalized signage, employee training and long-term system trouble-shooting.  Typically the process takes 6-12 months. Kansas City is very fortunate to have Systech Environmental and Missouri Organic, two vendors that make going ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL a possibility. Past clients include Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Company and Veolia.



Bridging The Gap has many years experience helping transform community events into more sustainable venues. We can assist with bin placement; provide guidance on the rental of proper landfill, recycling and composting bins; arrange organic, recycling and waste disposal with haulers, including Missouri Organic; provide volunteers to monitor your recycling stations, and more! Please email Cecilia Wilborn for more information. Fee is dependent on the size of the event.


Some of our success stories include:

  • GreenEvents-logosNew Belgium Brewing Clips and Film Tour 2012 – 2016 (in 2016 we reached 98% diversion from landfill!)
  • Boulevardia 2015 + 2014
  • Chiefs, Arrowhead Stadium (both the concourse and parking lot) 2014 season


Past Participants

Thanks to the generous support of the Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Bridging The Gap has been able to help so many businesses! If your business is in Missouri and within the KCMO metropolitan area, contact us to see if you are eligible to join these businesses trying to reduce the amount of waste they produce and send to the landfill!



915 Broadway Apartments
Kansas City Airport Marriott
Aladdin Hotel
Hotel Phillips
KC Bier Co
Lush Salon
Newmark Grubb Zimmer
Posada Del Sol Apartments
SCD Probiotics
School Smart KC
Kansas City Convention Center
J. Rieger Distillery
Blue Beetle Pest Control
Hawthorne Place Apartments
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
Mattie Rhodes
Waldo Pizza
Unity Temple
Premier Roofing
Hi-Dive Lounge
ER Marketing
Brookside Business District
Bella Napoli
The Barkery
The Roasterie Cafe
First Washington Realty
Salon Gratto
Woody’s Classic Sports Pub
FEMA Regional 7 Office
Switzer Lofts
Thelms’a Kitchen
Hope Faith Ministries
Oak Pointe Assisted Living
Kansas City Art Institute
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The MixxKC
Rescue Mission
City Union Mission
Power & Light Apartments


Action Pact
Broadway Roasting Co. & Cafe
Catholic Charities
Clemons Real Estate
Deldon Manufacturing
Goodwill Outlet
Holmeswood Baptist Church
Kansas City Neighborhood Academy
Kansas City Public Schools – BOE
KC Care Clinic
Kaufman Center for the Performing Arts
McGonigle’s Meat Wagon
MO Bank
Papa Keno’s
Snow & Co.
The Westin at Crown Center
UC-B Properties
Westport Cafe
Westport Square


17th & McGee

Adams Physical Rehab
Ameriprise Financial
Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Atrium Condominiums on the Plaza
Burlington Creek at the Denton
D&K TV and Appliance Repair
Edward Jones
Feasts of Fancy
Folk Alliance International
Ford Assembly Plant
Front Porch Alliance
Gordon Dental

Hitched Planning + Floral
Hobbs Building
Howards KC
Kansas City Public Schools – Board of Education
KC Care Clinic
KC Center for Hip Preservation & Sports Medicine
KDI Operating Co.
L&J Building Co.
Marriott Downtown
McGonigle’s Market
Mortgage Solutions Financial
Parisi Coffee
The Drop
The Westin Crown Center
Tower Tavern
United Services Community Action Agency


909 Walnut
Adams Pointe
Blue Hills Community Center & Contractor Incubator
Frontier Schools
Global Ties
Hampton Inn Plaza
Hillshire Farms
Integrity Computer Services
KC Area Development Council
KC Chamber of Commerce
KC Election Board
KC Fringe Festival Office
KC Stem Alliance
KC University of Medicine & Bioscience
Mind Mixers
National Soccer Coaches Assoc. of America
Parisi’s Coffee
Posty Cards
Professional Development UMKC
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Science City Store
Science Pioneers
Shop Kansas City Store
The Sundry
Theater for Young America
Union Station Administrative Offices


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