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About Yard Waste Collection

updated: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The 2015 residential yard waste season begins the first week of April.

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, December 30, 2014

The city provides single-family residential yard and organic waste collection through a contract with Advanced Disposal.

Yard and Organic Waste Contact Information:

Emerald Ash Borer & Yard Waste

updated: Monday, February 09, 2015

These materials may not be moved beyond the quarantined boundaries unless given permission by the MDA and/or United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Advanced Disposal, your residential yard waste hauler, will collect the ash tree debris and dispose it in compliance with the quarantine. Your yard waste will continue to be collected on your...

Holiday Trees, Wreaths and Garland Collection

updated: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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. Advanced Disposal will collect them for no charge during the weeks of Dec. 29, Jan. 5 and Jan. 12. Only natural greens (including flocked...

How to Prepare Yard Waste

updated: Friday, January 02, 2015

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...

Pumpkin Recycling

Pumpkin Recycling is FREE and Good for the Environment!
Advanced Disposal provides curbside collection of pumpkins each year during the week of Halloween through the end of the yard waste collection season.

Residents are asked to place pumpkins next to yard waste bags or branch bundles on their regular garbage collection day by 7 a.m. If pumpkins are bagged, please remember to use compostable bags and limit the weight to less than 40 pounds per bag.

Organic waste customers can place pumpkins inside their cart along with yard waste.

All candle wax, paint and decorations must be removed. Painted pumpkins cannot be accepted. All the pumpkins will be taken to a compost facility or given to a farm operation for animals’ food.

For more information, contact Advanced Disposal at (763) 786-7723.

Additional Resources
Pumpkins are too cool!

Wood Chip Disposal

updated: Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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 barbequing) are also acceptable. 

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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: Monday, December 29, 2014

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 |

Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Sale

Pick up your order at the City of St. Louis Park Municipal Service Center (7305 Oxford Street). You must pick up your order on Saturday, May 2 from 8 a.m. - Noon or Monday, May 4, 4 - 7 p.m. These are the only dates available to get your order. If you cannot arrange for your order to be picked up during these times, please select another distribution...

FREE brush drop-off program for residents

updated: Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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. Woody debris, branches...

More Links

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