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About Yard Waste Collection

updated: Monday, November 24, 2014

The 2014 residential yard waste season ends the week of Nov. 24.  The 2015 residential yard waste season begins in the month 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, October 07, 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: Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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, October 07, 2014

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. After this time, there will be a...

How to Prepare Yard Waste

updated: Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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, October 14, 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: Tuesday, October 07, 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. Also see the article on how to start, stop or change your options.

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: Monday, October 27, 2014

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...

Keep Catch Basins and Streets Clean

updated: Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Pay Attention to the Public Right-of-Way
The strip of land along the curb (typically 6-8 ft. deep) is reserved for public use (i.e. sidewalks, snow pushed by plows, etc.). Do not install fences, underground irrigation lines, or plant shrubs in the public-right-of way.

Don't Rake Leaves and Grass Clippings onto the Street
Raking leaves and grass clippings onto the streets is a violation of the City of St. Louis Park Erosion Control Ordinance. If you employ a lawn service, make sure they keep leaves and grass clippings off the street as well.

When rainwater carries leaves and grass clippings down streets and into lakes and ponds, they harm water quality. When leaves and grass decay, they release phosphorus which results in excess algae growth and scum. Leaves, grass clippings, fertilizers and pesticides can be harmful to our lakes and streams.

Properly dispose of leaves and grass clippings by composting or use the city yard waste hauler. For more information, contact Public Works at (952) 924-2562 or

Clean Out Catch Basin Grates
If your home is next to a catch basin (the grate covering the opening on a curb), remove leaves clogging the catch basin opening so water doesn't pool up and create slippery spots.

Never Dump Leftover Pesticides or Chemicals onto the Sidewalk, Driveway or Street, or Down the Storm Sewer

Rainwater will carry these chemicals - directly and untreated - into area ponds and lakes where they harm water quality!

More Links

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