Recycling & Disposal Information:
Here are some tips for managing your yard waste.
Contact your garbage hauler or county for information on pick-up options. Your garbage hauler may separately collect yard waste for a fee and then bring it to a commercial compost site. Bonus: you can also get garden-ready compost at many of these sites.
Another option is to drop off your yard and garden waste at nearest compost site near you. Contact your garbage hauler, city, or county (see links at right) for drop-off site locations, items accepted and any fees involved. Many of these sites are only open seasonally.
Compostable Bag Law
Effective January 1, 2010, residents in the Twin Cities area who bag their yard and organic waste are required to put their waste out for pickup in compostable bags--either paper bags or compostable plastic bags. This law applies to residents in Anoka, Carver, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties. Learn more about the compostable bag requirements here.