A snow emergency is not currently in effect.

The 2017 yard waste season begins the week of April 3 and runs through the week of Nov. 27. If a significant snowfall occurs, yard waste collection ends at that time.

Temporary collection change for October - November 2017. The city's hauler will be using more than one truck on daily collection routes during these peak yard waste collection months. Please wait until 6 p.m. to contact Advanced Disposal (see contact information below) if you believe your yard waste was missed.

During residential yard waste season, yard waste is collected every week 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 solid waste collection rate.

Yard waste includes all garden waste, grass clippings, leaves, weeds, wood chips, twigs and branches. Branches must be less than four inches in diameter and less than four feet long. Tie branches into bundles or put in one of the container options below. Set yard waste out for collection in one of three ways: 

  1. Use your own reusable container. The container should be 32 gallons or smaller, sturdy and have handles so it can be lifted by a single person. Containers do not need to be lined with a compostable bag.
  2. Use certified compostable bags, brown paper Kraft lawn bags or brown paper grocery bags. 
  3. If you’re signed up for Organics Recycling, you can use your brown-lidded organics cart.

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


Advanced Disposal
The city provides residential organics recycling and yard waste collection through a contract with Advanced Disposal. You can contact them by calling at 763.786.7233, or emailing at

Public Works
Municipal Service Center
7305 Oxford Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426