This information is only a guide; it is not intended nor shall it be considered a complete set of requirements:

  • On residential properties, garbage or refuse shall not be stored on the premises for longer than one week.
  • Garbage and recycling containers shall be stored within the garage or behind the front line of the home.
  • Garbage and recycling containers may be placed at the curb for pickup after 6 p.m. on the night before pickup. Containers shall be placed back in the garage or behind the front line of the home by 6 a.m. on the morning following pickup.
  • All garbage containers should be watertight, with tight-fitting covers, and be kept in a clean and sanitary condition.
  • Commercial businesses and multiple dwelling premises (such as apartments), shall meet the same requirements as residential areas, but are allowed to use storage containers typically known as “dumpsters”.
  • Construction or demolition debris shall be stored in a roll-off or dumpster, or a temporary wire enclosure meeting several requirements. Please see City Code for those requirements.
  • Garbage or other refuse may not be disposed of in any other manner than through a licensed solid waste facility or county-designated facility.
  • Garbage or other refuse which is in flames or heated to the point where it could cause danger of fire may not be stored, deposited or disposed of on property.

For a list of licensed garbage haulers or for more information about recycling, contact Dakota Valley Recycling at (952) 895-4559 or dakotavalleyrecyclingmn.gov.