Yard waste collection season is in full swing. New this year, there is a maximum of 20 bags or bundles of yard waste that can be set out each week in addition to your cart. If you have more than 20 bags, save the extra bags for the following week. Residents receive a yard waste cart and can request one extra cart for a one-time fee of $37.32.
What’s accepted? Garden waste, grass clippings, leaves, weeds, soft garden materials, shrub and tree waste, and prunings. Twigs and branches must be three feet or less in length and three inches or less in diameter. Bags or bundles cannot be heavier than 40 pounds.
What’s not accepted? Dirt, sod, rocks and wood chips.
To sign up for yard waste, contact Utility Billing at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-563-8726. The service costs $84.78 per season. Residents can pay per bag for on-call service by purchasing yard waste stickers for $4.26 each. Call the Finance Department at 952-563-8757 and the stickers will be mailed out. Limit of 20 on-call bags per week. For more information, visit blm.mn/yardwaste.