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Recycling and Trash Bin requirements for Food Businesses

Any business that sells prepared or prepackaged food for consumption off the premises must provide cans for trash and recycling.  These cans must be placed within ten (10) fee of the entrance to the business during the business’ normal hours of operations.

A litter-free storefront with trash and recycling bins is more likely to attract customers and keep pests away.  That’s better for your customers and better for your business.

  • Cans must be placed inside or outside your front door.
  • Cans can be brought in every night after closing time.
  • Trash bags from these exterior bins can be placed curbside with other trash from your establishment.
  • Recycling and trash bins come in all shapes and sizes and can be purchases at most hardware stores.

For details on the requirement you can refer to the Department of Streets Regulations.