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.
- Branches must be less than three inches each in diameter and less than three feet long.
- Bundles must weigh less than 40 pounds.
- All compostable bags must be 33 gallons or less and weigh less than 40 pounds.
- All reusable containers must have sturdy handles and weigh less than 40 pounds when full. Each container must be approximately 33 gallons in size and at least 26 inches high.
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 www.minneapolismn.gov/solid-waste/yardwaste.
Published Nov. 1, 2013