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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

How to apply

Approval process and criteria

Maintaining your container

Penalties for improper maintenance

Food scraps container permit