businesses required to offer recycling
Most Minneapolis businesses already recycle,
but a new ordinance that took effect September 1 requires all
businesses in Minneapolis to offer recycling. This expands the
recycling requirement that is already in place for all residential
property. For businesses that don’t already offer recycling,
resources are available to help them set up a new system.
The ordinance puts in place the requirement that all nonresidential
properties in Minneapolis that have garbage service will also
have recycling service.
To help ensure that every property owner is able to offer recycling
and comply with the new ordinance, Minneapolis is working with
Hennepin County to provide information and technical assistance
to those who need it.
Under the new ordinance, businesses are required to provide:
- Regular recycling collection (at least twice a month) for
all materials generated on-site deemed recyclable in Minneapolis,
including paper, cardboard, metal cans, plastic bottles, and
glass bottles and jars.
- Recycling containers.
- Recycling collection and storage areas.
- Written recycling information and instructions sent to
tenants or employees annually or posted.
- A written recycling plan.
The ordinance requires all commercial and business properties
to offer recycling.