When not placed out for collection all trash, recycling, and yard waste containers should be stored within a structure, screened from view if stored at the side yard, or in the back yard.
Appropriate storage can be unique to site specific conditions. Ordinance allows for wide range of storage solutions for single family residential properties. Common solutions include storage within the garage, thoughtful use of landscaping and vegetation to provide year round visual screening when stored in side-yards. Privacy fencing or storage lockers are also common. When utilized screening should block view of the containers from adjacent properties and public right of ways. For more ideas about potential screening solutions here is a link with some ideas (Link: Screening Ideas. Storage behind the house in the back yard is also acceptable. 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.
Remember also that containers when placed out for collection, on the designated trash collection day, should be placed behind the curb and never on the street. Containers placed beyond the curb obstruct many ordinary uses of the public right of way. Haulers are responsible for returning them to their location behind the curb following collection of contents. Containers may be placed out for collection no earlier than 6:00 p.m. of the night preceding collection day.
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 email@example.com.