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Posted on: May 6, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Ensure proper storage or screening of trash containers in your neighborhood!

Inappropriate Trash Container Storage

When not placed out for collection all trash, recycling, and yard waste containers should be stored within a structure, screened from view when stored in side-yard areas, or in the rear yard at single family residential properties.

The trash container storage requirements detailed above may be accomplished in numerous ways and every property is unique in its layout and surroundings.  This allows for numerous alternatives for compliant trash container storage at any given property.  Common solutions however, may include storage of containers in the garage, use of privacy fencing or coniferous vegetation for “year round” screening when stored in side-yards, or other suitable landscaping arrangements.  Screening should block view of the containers from adjacent properties and public right of ways.  Containers may be placed out for collection no earlier than 6:00 p.m. of the night preceding collection day.  Containers stored outside shall be watertight and maintained in such a manner as not to permit entry of or harborage for animals, insects, or other vermin.

If you have questions regarding compliance solutions for your trash containers or have concerns regarding non-compliant storage in your area please contact Code Enforcement by phone at 952.953.2570; or by email at

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