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Commercial Recycling Ordinance

As of Sept. 1, 2011, all Minneapolis commercial and business property owners are required to offer recycling, and there are resources to help those who need to set up a new system. Most Minneapolis businesses already recycle.

Under the new ordinance, commercial property owners and managers are required to provide:

Which businesses are affected?

The ordinance requires all commercial and business properties to offer recycling. (Apartment buildings are required to offer recycling to the tenants. Multi-family recycling requirements are detailed in City Ordinance 225, Article VI.)


See City Ordinance, Section 174.435: Recycling at commercial buildings.

For questions about this new recycling requirement, call the City of Minneapolis at 311 or (612) 673-3000 during business hours.

Last updated Jul 8, 2014