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Yes! To help businesses get started, Hennepin County has free technical assistance, signs, and grants for up to $3000 to purchase bins. Learn more about Business Recycling Grants.
Yes. Front-of-house self-serve straw dispensers meet the requirement that single-use straws only be provided upon request.
No. Compostable cups must use compostable lids and recyclable cups must use recyclable lids – no mixing and matching.
No. Food establishments without dine-in seating do not need to provide organics recycling or recycling bins for customers. Food establishments that do not use single-use takeout products at all also do not need to provide waste bins.
No. Hospitals and nursing homes providing food and beverage services are exempt from this ordinance.
The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce provides site visits, funding assistance, training, and more through their Waste Wise program.