The City-wide Yard Waste Pickup Day is scheduled for Saturday, November 2nd. All bags must be curbside by 7:00 a.m. in a compostable bag.
Yard waste includes all garden waste, grass clippings, leaves, weeds, wood chips, twigs and branches.
Yard, garden and tree waste can be recycled into compost. In fact, putting it in your garbage is illegal in Minnesota. Leaves, grass and plant trimmings, along with some types of food waste, can be combined in a backyard compost bin to create a valuable soil additive for your lawn and garden. That is recycling at its best! Later use the finished compost to improve your soil or as mulch around plants.
Compostable Bag Law
Did you know? Per State law, 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 bags. Plastic bags can be used when delivering yard and organic waste to a drop-off site, however, material must be de-bagged. Plastic bags should be reused or disposed of through residential garbage service.