The 2019 yard waste season began April 1 and runs through the end the week of November 25.
Season ends earlier in the event of significant snowfall that does not melt. Please check back for updates.
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:
- 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.
- Use certified compostable bags, brown paper Kraft lawn bags or brown paper grocery bags. Regular plastic bags are not accepted.
- 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.
New for 2019: Yard waste can’t go in organics carts. Organics are now collected separately from yard waste and delivered to a different facility, allowing the city to reduce processing costs for composting food scraps and yard waste.
If you accidentally place yard waste in your organics cart the city’s hauler will leave behind a reminder on the organics cart that yard waste is not allowed. The cart will be emptied on your next collection day, as long as the yard waste is removed.
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.