Mandatory recycling is being expanded Thursday in Minneapolis to cover all businesses, workplaces and even houses of worship. The ordinance extends what already is required for all residential property. “Wherever you live, work, learn, worship, play or do business in Minneapolis, you will be able to recycle,” Mayor R.T. Rybak said in a statement. “This ordinance gives recycling the normal, routine status it deserves. Now it’s up to all of us to do our part to recycle.” The ordinance requires:
- Regular recycling collection (at least twice a month) for all recyclable materials generated on-site. That includes paper, cardboard, metal cans, plastic bottles, and glass bottles and jars.
- Placement of recycling containers.
- Distribution or posting of written recycling information and instructions to tenants and/or employees.
- Creation of a written recycling plan.