How to store a commercial waste container on City property

Food scraps container permit

Details you'll need before you apply to store a food scraps container for a multi-unit residence, mixed use building, or food-related business on City property.

Garbage and recycling containers should be kept on private property, but we understand this is not always possible.

If you need to store a container on a City street or lane:

  • Have your garbage or recycling collection service provider seek permission from the City
  • The City will provide terms and conditions to the building owner and container service provider
  • It is the responsibility of the owner and the container service provider to maintain the container, and ensure it is not overflowing