Does the emerald ash borer affect my yard waste collection?
The emerald ash borer (EAB) has officially arrived in Minnesota. To help slow the spread of EAB, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has placed a quarantine on disposal of ash tree debris outside of Hennepin and at least 13 other Minnesota counties. This includes ash logs and lumber, ash tree waste, ash chips and mulch and ALL hardwood firewood.
Advanced Disposal, your residential yard waste hauler, will collect ash tree debris and will compost it in compliance with the quarantine. Your yard waste will continue to be collected on your scheduled collection day.
Waste Management 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 barbecues) are also acceptable. Yard waste bags or containers must not weigh over 40 pounds each when filled.
What can I do with large branches that fall in my yard after a storm?
Branches, brush or logs greater than four feet in length or four inches in diameter are too big for residential curbside collection. Bring them to the city’s brush drop-off site located at 2501 Edgewood Ave. S., at the intersection of Cedar Lake Road and Colorado Ave. S.
The drop-off site is open annually from April to October. There is no charge for St. Louis Park residents. A Minnesota ID or driver’s license is required as proof of residency.