Regulations on food scraps recycling
We are working with properties to minimize the number of food scraps containers stored on City property.
Before you apply to store a food scraps container on City property for your multi-unit residence, mixed-used building, or food-related business, take the following steps to see if there is a way to reduce your food scraps, better manage food scraps and collection, and find space for containers on your property.
Find out how much food scraps your property produces and how to reduce that number.
Have you assessed the amount of food scraps generated at your building or business?
If not, these resources can help you:
If food scraps are under 25% of all waste generated, here are some alternatives to consider for food scraps recycling:
If food scraps are over 25% of all waste generated, review the following resources to assist your building or business in reducing its food scraps:
Improve how you manage food scraps, including how often it's collected.
Consider whether you can use indoor, outdoor, or parking space for food scraps containers.
Is there any extra parking space within the property that can be used to store food scraps containers?
Parking space conversion involves a development permit application and may take several months.
For more information on converting a parking space:
If you determine that you still need to store a food scraps container on City property, review how to get a permit.