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How to Prepare Yard Waste

Leaves and other Vegetation

Includes acorns, bark, garden plants, grass clippings, pine cones, pine needles, twigs, straw and hay.

YW - Reusable Container

You may order yard waste stickers for your reusable container (shown on the right) by calling Solid Waste & Recycling at 612-673-2917.

Solid Waste & Recycling is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen reusable containers.

Brush and Prunings

Includes pieces of brush and small branches that are less than 3 inches in diameter and less than 3 feet long.

bundled yard waste

Make sure to have your reusable containers, bags or bundles of yard waste at your alley or curb line, next to the garbage cart, by 6:00 a.m. on your garbage day.

Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling recommends that you not bag grass clippings but leave them on your lawn. This practice is known as grasscycling.  Learn more about grasscycling.

Why the ban on plastic yard waste bags?

Where can I purchase compostable bags?

Save Time and Money

Yard waste that is not properly prepared cannot be collected by your yard waste crew.  If you take time to correct the problem, we will resume service on your next scheduled pickup day.  If not you will be required to pay an additional fee for cleanup.

Last updated Apr 13, 2020



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