Hennepin County is in the process of revising its recycling ordinance (ordinance #13 source separation of solid waste). This revision process was initiated when the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners adopted the Solid Waste Management Master Plan in November 2017.
Potential ordinance revisions
Key provisions being considered include:
County staff are reaching out to city representatives, trade associations, waste haulers, property owners and the broader community to seek input on the ordinance language.
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Upcoming meetings for businesses on Hennepin County’s food waste recycling requirement
Hennepin County is hosting a series of open house meetings for businesses to learn more about the proposed requirements. The county is seeking feedback on key elements of the requirement to make implementation as manageable as possible for affected businesses.
Many businesses have found that organics recycling helps them save on their trash bills and meet their organization’s sustainability goals. County staff will highlight resources available now, including grants and technical assistance, to set up organics recycling and train your staff.
Thursday, April 5 - Bloomington
Thursday, April 5 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Oxboro Library in Bloomington
Presentation will be given at 9:30 a.m. and repeated at 10:30 a.m. The remaining time will be open for discussion and individual questions.
Friday, April 6 - downtown Minneapolis
Friday, April 6 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the 701 Building/AdvisorNet, 701 Fourth Ave S in Minneapolis in the Skyway Conference Room
Presentation will be given at 9 a.m. and repeated at 10 a.m.. The remaining time will be open for discussion and individual questions.
Monday, April 9 - Brooklyn Park
Monday, April 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Brooklyn Park Library in the Mississippi River Room
Presentation will be given at 3 p.m. and repeated at 4 p.m.. The remaining time will be open for discussion and individual questions.
For questions about the meetings and to RSVP, contact Angie Timmons at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-348-2477.
Key tasks and the associated timelines for this effort include:
- Stakeholder engagement: January to March 2018
- Draft ordinance revisions: March to May 2018
- Solicit feedback from stakeholders on ordinance language: early summer 2018
- Recommendations presented by staff to board at a briefing: summer 2018
- Board action to set and hold public hearing: fall 2018
- Board adopts ordinance revisions: late fall 2018