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About Yard Waste Collection

updated: Thursday, February 11, 2016

Spring Yard Waste Season will begin Monday, April 4, 2016.

During residential Yard Waste Season, yard waste is collected weekly on the same day as your garbage. Yard waste must be set out by 7 a.m. to ensure collection. If you believe your yard waste was missed, please call Advanced Disposal at 763.786.7233.

There is no additional cost for yard waste collection during residential yard waste season – it is included in your standard garbage collection rate

The following links provide more information about yard waste collection:

Public Works
Municipal Service Center | 7305 Oxford St. | St. Louis Park, MN 55426
P: 952.924.2562 |

Advanced Disposal

updated: Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The city provides single-family residential Organics Recycling  and Yard Waste collection through a contract with Advanced Disposal.

Organics Recycling and Yard Waste Contact Information:

Emerald Ash Borer & Yard Waste

updated: Thursday, February 11, 2016

You may have heard the emerald ash borer (EAB) has officially arrived in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has placed a quarantine on disposal of ash tree debris outside of Hennepin, Anoka, Chisago, Dakota, Fillmore, Houston, Olmsted, Ramsey, Scott, Washington, and Winona Counties, and Park Point in St. Louis County to...

Holiday Trees, Wreaths and Garland Collection

updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Live Holiday Greenery
Holiday trees, wreaths, and garland will be collected, along with yard waste, during the first three weeks in January. These items can be set out for collection, at the curb or alley, on your regular collection day. They will be collected for no charge during the weeks of Dec. 28, Jan. 4 and Jan. 11. Only natural greens will be collected.


  • Remove decorations, wires, stands, lights, tinsel, etc.
  • Trees must be free of plastic tree bags.
  • Wreaths and garland must be in a compostable plastic or brown paper bag and free of decorations and wires.
  • Organics Recycling customers can place wreaths and garland inside their yard and organic waste carts.
  • Materials must be out by 7 a.m. on collection day to ensure collection.
  • Wait until the day before, or the day of, your collection to set out your greens so they don’t get stuck in the snow or ice.

Artificial Holiday Greenery
Artificial trees, wreaths, and greenery can be donated or bagged and placed inside your garbage cart. If your item is too big to fit into your cart, with the lid completely closed, place it next to your garbage and call Waste Management at (763) 783-5423 to schedule an extra collection.

Yard Waste
If you would like yard waste collected during these three weeks, set it out for collection on your regular collection day by 7 a.m. Make sure it is visible, and separate from garbage and recycling.

Public Works
Municipal Service Center | 7305 Oxford St. | St. Louis Park, MN 55426
P: (952) 924-2562 |

How to Prepare Yard Waste

updated: Thursday, February 11, 2016

Use a yard waste container. Use your own reusable container. Reusable containers must not exceed 32-gallons or weigh more than 40 pounds when filled. The container should be sturdy and have handles and a lid so it can be lifted by a single person. Free Yard Waste Only stickers for use on your containers can be obtained by calling Advanced Disposal...

Wood Chip Disposal

updated: Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Advanced Disposal will collect wood chips, along with yard waste, on your regular collection day. The wood chips must be free of dirt, rocks and other materials. Cocoa beans, dyed/colored and flavored chips (used for barbecues) are also acceptable. 

wood chips






REMINDER:  Yard waste bags or containers must not weigh over 40 pounds each when filled. 

Please contact Advanced Disposal at 763.786.7233 for more information.

Yard Waste Options

updated: Thursday, May 19, 2016

When signing up for garbage service, solid waste customers have two options for yard waste collection:

No Grass Clippings option
Residents who choose to mulch their grass clippings and not set them out for collection will receive a $12 annual credit against their garbage bill. Participants can set out leaves, twigs and weeds.

Full Service option
There is no additional charge for residents to have their grass clippings collected. In addition, leaves, twigs and weeds can be set out with the grass clippings.

You can call Utility Billing to find out which option you currently have, or to change your options. You may also visit the Garbage & Recycling page for information about rates and billing and how to start or change service.

Utility Billing
City Hall | 5005 Minnetonka Blvd. | St. Louis Park, MN 55416
P: 952.924.2111 | F: 952.924.2170 |

FREE brush drop-off program for residents

updated: Friday, March 18, 2016

The City of St. Louis Park offers a seasonal residential brush drop-off program. This program was created in response to residential feedback regarding the lack of options for disposing of brush/ branches larger than four inches in diameter, which is the current maximum size to be removed via curbside yard waste collection. You may bring any size...

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Public Works Administration
7305 Oxford Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Phone: (952) 924-2562 Email: