Yard waste pickup season begins April 11

Yard waste collection begins on your garbage day during the week of April 11. Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling customers can set compostable bags of yard waste (such as leaves and grass clippings) and bundles of brush next to their garbage carts by 6 a.m. on garbage collection day.  

Branches must be tied with string or twine, bagged in compostable bags or placed loose in reusable containers. 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 and reusable containers must be 33 gallons or less and weigh less than 40 pounds.

Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling customers should remember that all bagged yard waste put out for collection must 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. Each container must be approximately 33 gallons in size and at least 26 inches high. Yard waste is prohibited from all City-provided garbage, recycling and organics containers.

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.

For questions about yard waste pickup, call 612-673-2917 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit www.minneapolismn.gov/solid-waste/yardwaste.

Published Apr 6, 2016