Yard waste collection is a subscription service for residents with City garbage and recycling collection. Weather permitting, full-season yard waste collection runs Monday of the second week in April through Friday of the last week of November. If there is significant snowfall before the end of November, yard waste collection will end at that time.
2024 yard waste season runs from Monday, April 8th - Saturday, November 30th (Friday collection will occur on Saturday due to Thanksgiving holiday delay).
Yard waste is a subscription service in the garbage and recycling program. There are two service options for collection.
1. Weekly collection during yard waste season
Weather permitting, full-season yard waste collection runs Monday of the second week in April through Friday of the last week of November. If there is significant snowfall before the end of November, yard waste collection will end at that time.
If you sign up for yard waste between August 1st to Friday of the last week in November, you will be billed at a reduced rate, for the partial season of yard waste collection. The reduced rate for partial subscription is only available to new customers or those who moved after yard waste season began.
The following year(s) will be billed at the annual full-season rate unless yard waste is terminated by the household.
Subscription to this service includes delivery of one yard waste cart (if desired) as well as ability to place up to 20 bags of yard waste out each week for collection. A second yard waste cart can be delivered for an additional fee upon request.
Residents with City garbage and recycling service may also pay per bag for yard waste on-call services. On-call yard waste stickers may be purchased in person at Finance Department Front Desk or by calling 952-563-8757. 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.
For those who subscribe to yard waste, yard waste should be set out by 7 a.m. on your regular collection day.
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.
There is a limit of 20 bags or bundles that can be placed out each week.
Residents who bag their yard waste are required to put their waste out for pickup in compostable bags. Acceptable bags include either paper (Kraft) bags or compostable plastic bags. Look for the BPI certified bags when purchasing yard waste bags. Most home improvement, hardware and grocery stores carry compostable bags.
Properties enrolled in full-season subscription may request for one (1) additional yard waste cart. The additional yard waste cart will incur a delivery fee each time it is placed at the property. To request for one additional cart, contact the Utility Billing office.
Natural holiday trees will be collected during the first two full weeks in January. These items can be set out for collection on your regular collection day. . Only natural greens will be collected. To set out your tree properly, do not use a bag (plastic or compostable), remove decorations such as wires, stands, tinsel from tree; and make sure tree is set out before 7 a.m. on your collection day, but no earlier than the night before to ensure it does not stick to snow or ice. There is a fee per tree, which will be added to your utility bill. During the first two weeks of January, this fee is reduced. Outside of those two weeks, the fee is higher. Please refer to our rates section for prices.