Planning & Zoning

Proposed Ordinance Change for Trash & Recycling Receptacles

A proposed ordinance amendment will be presented at a public hearing held by the Burnsville Planning Commission on Monday, Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway. 

Current Ordinance
City Code (§10-7-18 and 10-7-22) currently requires residential trash and recycling bins be stored:

  • Within an enclosed building OR 
  • Screened by buildings, berms, solid fences, walls, planting screens, evergreen trees, hedges or a grade change 

Proposed Change
The proposed changes would allow receptacles to be stored:

  • Within 5 feet of a garage or accessory structure OR
  • Behind the primary structure/home

All screening provisions would be removed in the proposed ordinance. 

Public Comment

Residents wishing to provide comments on this item can do so in person at the public hearing or online.

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Comment on the proposed ordinance change

Comments received by noon on Nov. 21 will be included in the Planning Commission agenda packet. Comments received after that time will be printed out and brought to the meeting in paper form.

Primary Services

Through the leadership of the Community Development Director, planning staff provides the following services:

  • Special studies
  • Current development review
  • Long range/comprehensive planning
  • Zoning and flood plain information and mapping
  • Legal documentation of land use regulations and development decisions
  • Redevelopment/improvement grant applications and monitoring