Did you know? Waste containers stored in public view is the most common violation type in the city each year in residential neighborhoods.
Brooklyn Park city code currently requires all waste containers to be stored out of public view. Recently, cities around the metro have updated their waste container storage requirements allowing more storage options for residents before and after pick-up day.
Currently, the city receives complaints from a small number of residents for waste containers stored in public view. This requires city inspectors to dedicate large amounts of time and resources on small pockets in the community. As a result, certain neighborhoods are getting more enforcement and inspectors do not have time to focus on bigger neighborhood issues that impact livability citywide.
The proposed ordinance amendment would allow a third option for residents to store their waste containers in the side yard at single- and two-family properties. This amendment will also help address some the factors mentioned above that bring properties in and out of compliance.
The proposed change does not allow:
- Waste containers to be overflowing
- Accumulations of bags of waste stored outside of a container
- Litter and trash to blow around the neighborhood
- Lessen the rules/bylaws at Homeowner Associations. These rules can remain in place