The City of Eagan has ordinances regarding waste and recycling. Below is a list of some of the more commonly asked about ordinances.
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Eagan Waste and Recycling City Ordinances
Every household in residential and multi-dwelling districts and all commercial establishments shall have garbage and refuse collection. Such collection must be made by a garbage and refuse hauler that is license with the city, except commercial establishments and households in a residential district need not contract with a licensed hauler when it hauls its garbage and refuse from its own property and complies with the standards defined in section 6.37. (Chapter 10, Section 10.01)
Licensed haulers must make curbside recycling collection available to all single-family and multiple dwelling residences with individual household services. (Chapter 6, Section 6.37, Subd. 4, A, 3)
Occupants of residential dwelling properties jointly managed by associations or others must have the same opportunity to recycle as occupants of other residential dwelling units. It is unlawful for any association or other residential dwelling joint management entity to negotiate, execute or maintain a contract for residential garbage or other refuse collection unless it includes weekly collection of recyclables occurring on the same day as their refuse collection. (Chapter 10, Section 10.01)
Single family/multiple dwelling-individual household service hauling licensees shall make weekly collection of separated garbage and other refuse, yard waste and recyclables for all single family/multiple dwelling-individual household service hauling accounts subject to the daily residential hauling district restrictions. Notwithstanding the weekly collection requirement set forth above, a single family/multiple dwelling-individual household hauler licensee may collect recyclables for single family/multiple dwelling-individual household hauling accounts on a bi-weekly basis provided the licensee complies with the following conditions:
a) The collection of recyclables shall comply with the daily residential hauling district restrictions
b) The hauler shall permit single-sort recycling whereby the customer can commingle all recyclables in a single container, and
c) The hauler shall provide a close fitting covered container of not less than 32 gallon capacity and, at the customer’s request, the hauler shall provide a larger capacity covered container at no additional cost. (Chapter 6, Section 6.37, Subd. 4, A, 4)
Commercial/multiple dwelling-commingled service haulers must, at a minimum, make weekly collections of separated garbage, other refuse and recyclables for all multiple residential dwelling accounts.
Daily Residential Hauling Districts and Schedule:
A residential area in which garbage, other refuse, recyclables and yard waste are collected on the same day, the boundaries and day of collection of which are defined as follow:
a) Monday Residential Hauling District – any area in the city north of Diffley Road and west of Lexington Avenue;
b) Wednesday Residential Hauling District – any area in the city south of Diffley Road and west of Lexington Avenue;
c) Friday Residential Hauling District – any area in the city east of Lexington Avenue. (Chapter 6, Section 6.37, Subd. 1, J)
View the Weekly Garbage and Recycling Hauling Districts Map (PDF)
Garbage haulers are not permitted to operate in a residential district after 8:30 p.m. or before 6:30 a.m. of any day, and no hauler may operate in a residential area on Sunday. (Chapter 6, Section 6.37, Subd. 4, F)
It is unlawful for any person to store garbage or refuse on residential dwelling premises for more than one week. All such storage should be in watertight, metal or plastic containers of not less than five gallons with tightfitting covers; provided that yard waste may be stored in biodegradable bags. (Chapter 10, Section 10.01, Subd. 2, A)
It is unlawful for any person to store garbage or refuse or recyclables on multiple dwelling premises for more than one week. Such storage should be in containers as for residential dwelling premises, except that “dumpsters” with close fitting covers may be substituted. (Chapter 10, Section 10.01, Subd. 2, B)
It is unlawful for any person to store garbage or refuse or recyclables on commercial establishment premises for more than one week, or for a shorter period when collection must be made at more frequent intervals to protect the public health or at the direction of the city. Such storage shall be in containers as for residential dwelling premises, except that dumpsters with closefitting covers may be substituted. (Chapter 10, Section 10.01, Subd. 2, C)
In residential dwelling areas, storage containers for garbage, refuse and recyclables shall be permitted at the curb or other collection point from 6:00 p.m. of the night preceding collection day until 6:00 a.m. on the day after designated collection day. At all other times, such containers must be stored inside the dwelling unit or garage or at a point behind the front of the dwelling unit or garage. (Chapter 10, Section 10.01, Subd. 2, D)
12) In commercially zoned areas, all trash and recyclables containers must be stored within an enclosure subject to the following standards:
a) The enclosure must have an impermeable floor surface.
b) The enclosure must be attached to the principal building in the limited business (LB), neighborhood business (NB), general business (GB), community shopping center (CSC), and research and development (RD) zoning districts.
c) The enclosure may be detached from the principal building in the residential multiple (R-4), limited industrial (I-1), general industrial (I-2), business park (BP) and public facility (PF) zoning districts.
d)The enclosure shall satisfy principal structures setbacks required for the applicable zoning district.
e) The enclosure shall be constructed of materials to match the exterior of the principal structure, with gates or doors having at least 90 percent opacity.
f) The enclosure shall be of sufficient size to enclose all trash and recyclables containers and shall be not less than six feet and not more than ten feet in height.
g) The above provisions apply in addition to the provisions of Chapter 10 which regulate the storage, deposit, and disposal of refuse on all properties. (Chapter 11, Sec. 11.70, Subd. 21. D.7)
13) No composting shall be permitted except in residential dwelling districts and agricultural districts upon compliance with the following:
a) Yard waste must be composted wihtin an enclosure with a minimum of three sides or cirucular, not to exceed a total of 100 cubic feet in volume for the residential lots of 12,000 square feet or less or 150 cubic feet for residential lots with an area of more than 12,000 square feet. The containers shall be of durable material such as wood, plastic, fiberglass, or metal fencing material;
b) Only yard waste, sawdust, wood ash, straw, kitchen wastes, whch have been placed initially in the center of the compost pile, and commerically available compost ingredients to accelrate composting may be placed in the compost enclosure;
c) No meat, bones, fat, oils, dairy products, food other than kitchen waste, synthetic fibers, human or ped waste, or diseased plants can be placed in the compost enclosure;
d) Compost shall be properly maintained to minimize odor generation and to promote effective decomposition of the materials; and
e) The compost enclosure must be located behind the residential dwelling and shall not be within 30 feet of any habitable building, 30 feet of a public right-of-way, and five feet of any property line.
f) The compost enclosure must be located above the 100-year high water level for the closest adjacent pond.