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Yard Waste Pickup

updated: Friday, April 21, 2017

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 would end at that time. 

During residential yard waste season, yard waste is collected weekly 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 garbage collection rate

The following links provide more information about yard waste collection:

Public Works
Municipal Service Center | 7305 Oxford St. | St. Louis Park, MN 55426
P: 952.924.2562 |

Advanced Disposal

updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The city provides single-family residential organics recycling and yard waste collection through a contract with Advanced Disposal.

Organics Recycling and Yard Waste Contact Information:

Emerald Ash Borer & Yard Waste

updated: Monday, May 15, 2017

You may have heard the emerald ash borer (EAB) has officially arrived in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has placed a quarantine on disposal of ash tree debris outside of Hennepin, Anoka, Chisago, Dakota, Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Olmsted, Ramsey, Scott, Wabasha, Washington, and Winona Counties, and the island...

Holiday Trees, Wreaths and Garland Collection

updated: Monday, March 13, 2017

Live Holiday Greenery
Holiday trees will be collected during the first two weeks in January. These items can be set out for collection, at the curb or alley, on your regular collection day. They will be collected for no charge during the weeks of Jan. 2, 2017 and Jan. 9, 2017. Only natural greens will be collected.


  • Remove decorations, wires, stands, lights, tinsel, etc.
  • Trees must be free of plastic tree bags.
  • Wreaths and garland must be placed in the garbage, unless ALL wires have been removed, then they can be accepted in a compostable plastic or brown paper bag, or in your organics cart if participating in organics recycling.
  • Materials must be out by 7 a.m. on collection day to ensure collection.
  • Wait until the day before, or the day of, your collection to set out your greens so they don’t get stuck in the snow or ice.

Artificial Holiday Greenery
Artificial trees, wreaths and greenery can be donated or bagged and placed inside your garbage cart. If your item is too big to fit into your cart, with the lid completely closed, place it next to your garbage and call Waste Management at 763.783.5423 to schedule an extra collection.

Public Works
Municipal Service Center | 7305 Oxford St. | St. Louis Park, MN 55426
P: 952.924.2562 |

How to Prepare Yard Waste

updated: Monday, May 15, 2017

Use a personal reusable container. Use your own reusable container. Reusable containers must not exceed 32-gallons or weigh more than 40 pounds when filled. The container should be sturdy and have handles and a lid so it can be lifted by a single person. Free "Yard Waste Only" stickers for use on your containers can be obtained by calling...

Wood Chip Disposal

updated: Monday, April 17, 2017

Advanced Disposal 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. 

wood chips






REMINDER:  Yard waste bags or containers must not weigh over 40 pounds each when filled. 

Contact Advanced Disposal at 763.786.7233 for more information.

Yard Waste Options

updated: Thursday, December 22, 2016

When signing up for garbage service, residents have two options for yard waste collection:

No Grass Clippings option
Residents who choose to mulch their grass clippings and not set them out for collection will receive a $12 annual credit against their garbage bill. Participants can set out leaves, twigs and weeds.

Full Service option
There is no additional charge for residents to have their grass clippings collected. In addition, leaves, twigs and weeds can be set out with the grass clippings.

You can call Utility Billing to find out which option you currently have, or to change your options. You may also visit the Garbage & Recycling page for information about rates and billing and how to start or change service.

Utility Billing
City Hall | 5005 Minnetonka Blvd. | St. Louis Park, MN 55416
P: 952.924.2111 | F: 952.924.2170 |

Residential Brush Drop Off Site

updated: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The intent of the residential brush program is to allow larger branch removal from yards, assist residents with storm clean-ups, promote the removal of buckthorn on private properties, and reduce illegal dumping on city property. Remember, yard waste such as grass clippings, leaves, and small branches must be collected through curbside collection...

More Links

Public Works Administration
7305 Oxford Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Phone: 952.924.2562 Email: