Yard waste collection season will end Nov. 30

Note: The end date for yard waste collection can be weather dependent. It is possible that it may end sooner if there is a snowfall that does not melt.

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. 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. Set yard waste out for collection in one of these 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. 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 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.

New residential collection contract

Waste Management (WM) was recently selected as the contractor for all solid waste collection services (garbage, recycling, organics and yard waste) from residences and small businesses who receive city service. The contract began Oct. 1, 2018 and will last five years.

With the new contract, organics and yard waste will be collected separately beginning Jan. 1, 2019. Residents with organics collection will need to set yard waste out in separate compostable bags or personal reusable containers.

Learn more by viewing the solid waste open house presentation that was given during open house events in August 2018.


Waste Management

Public works division
Municipal Service Center
7305 Oxford St.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426