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Please note that collection of yard waste may be impacted due to adjustments in our hauler's staffing levels as a result of COVID-19. Please check this page for updates.

Yard waste collection began Monday, April 6, 2020 and continues through November, as long as weather permits. 

During residential yard waste season, yard waste is collected every week on the same day as your garbage at no additional charge. Yard waste must be set out by 7 a.m. to ensure collection.

Yard waste includes garden waste, grass clippings, leaves, weeds, wood chips, twigs and branches. Set yard waste out for collection in one of these ways:

  1. Use your own reusable container. The container should weigh 40 pounds or less with yard waste included, be sturdy and have handles so it can be lifted by a single person. Containers do not need to be lined with a compostable bag. The city provides yard waste stickers to mark your reusable containers. These can be picked up at city hall, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd., or the Municipal Service Center, 7305 Oxford St., or by calling public works at 952.924.2562.

  2. Use certified compostable bags, brown paper Kraft lawn bags or brown paper grocery bags. Regular plastic bags are not accepted.

  3. Branches must be less than 4 inches in diameter and less than 4 feet long. Tie branches into bundles or put in one of the container options listed above.

Note: Each container, bag or bundle should weigh no more than 40 pounds.  

Missed pickup

If you believe your pickup has been missed, contact Waste Management.

Visit Hennepin County's Green Disposal Guide for locations that accept yard waste year-round.