2015 collection of compostable yard waste bags and bundled brush ends the week of Nov. 16 for City of Minneapolis


Your garbage day in the week of Nov. 16 is the last 2015 collection for leaves, brush and other yard trimmings. Yard waste must be in compostable bags – paper (Kraft) or compostable plastic – or unbagged in a reusable container approximately 33 gallons in size and at least 26 inches high with sturdy handles. Yard waste is not allowed in City-provided containers. Set all yard waste next to your garbage cart by 6 a.m.

less than 40 pounds

bundles less than 40 pounds
less than three feet long
branch size less than three inches in diameter
must be bundled with string (no tape)

For information about all of our services, see www.minneapolismn.gov/solid-waste. If you have questions about leaf and brush pickup, call 673-2917 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Other options include dropping off yard waste at a compost facility or composting yard waste at home and using the nutrient-rich compost for gardens and lawns.

Remember – don’t rake leaves into the street; it’s against the law and makes our lakes smell bad.