Finish your yard cleanup soon: last yard waste pickup of season is week of Nov. 18

Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling customers can set out yard waste in compostable bags, reusable containers or bundles tied with string through garbage day in the week of Nov. 18. For pickup, place prepared yard waste at your collection point next to the garbage cart by 6 a.m.

Branches and leaves must be tied with string, bagged in a compostable bag or placed loose in a reusable container.

Yard waste is prohibited from all City-provided containers.

Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling customers should remember that all bagged yard waste put out for collection must now be in compostable bags – either Kraft (paper) bags or compostable plastic bags – or reusable containers. Anyone who prefers not to purchase compostable bags may place unbagged yard waste in a reusable container with sturdy handles. Other options include dropping off yard waste at a compost facility and taking the bag back home, or composting yard waste at home and using the nutrient-rich compost for gardens and lawns.

Questions about leaf and brush pickup? Call 612-673-2917 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or visit

Published Nov 1, 2013