Yard waste is a subscription service in the new garbage and recycling program. Weather permitting, full-season yard waste collection runs April 15 through November 30. If there is significant snowfall before the end of November, yard waste collection will end at that time.
Yard waste collection is weekly and includes all garden waste, grass clippings, leaves, weeds, soft garden materials, shrub and tree waste, prunings and wood chips. Twigs and branches must be approximately three feet in length and three inches or less in diameter.
Dirt, sod and rocks are not accepted in the yard waste program.
Please place yard waste in your cart, bags or on the ground tied in bundles. Bags and bundles should not be heavier than 40 pounds. Properties enrolled in full-season subscription may request for one (1) additional yard waste cart. The additional yard waste cart will incur a $35 delivery fee each time it is placed at the property. To request for one additional cart, contact the Utility Billing office.
Zones and collection days
Yard waste collection will occur on the same day as your garbage and recycling day during the yard waste collection season (see below). Please have materials out to the curb on your collection day before 7 a.m. All carts should be rolled to the curb or driveway – not placed in the street.
- Monday: East city limit to Portland Avenue South
- Tuesday: Portland Avenue South to Penn Avenue South
- Wednesday: Penn Avenue South to France Avenue South
- Thursday: France Avenue South to Normandale Blvd.
- Friday: Normandale Boulevard to West city limit
Yard waste subscriptions include an unlimited amount of yard waste. Recycling and yard waste services are not subject to tax.
- Full season subscription (Apr 15 to Nov 30*) = $81.09
- Partial season subscription (Aug 1 to Nov 30*) = $50.75 (Only available to new clients, or to those who have recently moved after yard waste season began.)
- On call (per bag) = $4.08
*Yard waste start and end dates are dependent on weather.
Yard waste is a subscription service in the garbage and recycling program. Full-season yard waste subscription service will be available April 15 to November 30 (dependent on weather). Subscribers will pay an annual rate of $81.09 for yard waste collection.
Residents may also pay $4.08 per bag for yard waste on-call services. For on-call yard waste service, visit the Cashier in the Finance Office at Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road to purchase stickers. Residents must adhere one sticker to each on-call bag of yard waste. To schedule an on-call collection, contact Utility Billing at least 48 hours prior to your collection day. The hauler will collect yard waste materials on your garbage day.