Yard and tree waste disposal
Yard waste, such as grass clippings, leaves and branches, is a valuable resource that can add nutrients back into your yard or be recycled into compost. It is illegal to put this kind of waste in your household garbage.
Yard and tree waste includes brush, garden debris, grass clippings, leaves, sod, logs, trees and stumps, both indoor and outdoor plants, mulch and wood chips.
Four ways to manage yard waste:
- Leave grass clippings on your lawn: This practice will add valuable nutrients and can reduce the need for fertilizers.
- Backyard composting: Use a compost bin for your garden, yard and food waste. More information about backyard composting can be found here: www.hennepin.us/composting.
- Curbside pick-up: Contact your waste hauler or city for information on options and material preparations. Find your city recycling contact.
- Yard waste drop-off sites: See locations below. Call first for hours, special conditions and fees. Also check with your city or waste hauler for options in your community. Some cities cities have small municipal drop-off sites and/or special collection days. Note: Hennepin County does NOT operate a yard waste drop-off site.