Small businesses and multi-family properties (up to 8 units) can participate in any of the city’s single-family residential solid waste collection programs including recycling, organics recycling and garbage, as long the following conditions are met: 

  • Service location is along existing single-family residential collection routes
  • Amount of waste generated can be collected in city-provided carts, not dumpsters

Note: All programs provide up to two 90-gallon carts (2 garbage, 2 recycling, 2 organics). Additional carts may be requested and are made available at the city's discretion. Additional garbage carts will result in an increase in service fees. Additional organics or recycling carts are free.

The same rules and collection schedules apply to small businesses, multi-family and single-family residential. Participation in the program by any multi-family residential building or business can be terminated at any time by the city.

Collection Schedules

  • Garbage and organics recycling must be collected weekly
  • Recycling must be collected every-other-week

Requirements for Businesses

All multi-family residential buildings are required by city ordinance to offer recycling to their tenants, see Chapter 22 of the City Code. Recycling containers must be kept in the same location as garbage containers.

Most commercial buildings are required by the state to recycle. See information from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Licensed food establishments are required by city ordinance to use reusable, returnable, recyclable, or compostable food and beverage packaging and provide appropriate recycling and/or organics recycling collection in-house. See the Zero Waste Packaging Ordinance page.


To request information and pricing, contact:

Emily Barker
Municipal Service Center
7305 Oxford St.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426