Preparing for Fall Clean Up: Knowing the Yard Waste Disposal Program in Your City


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Every city in Hennepin County offers a different yard waste disposal program and because we service customers all over the Minneapolis metro area we thought it would be helpful to compile a list here of the information for leaf pick ups in each city.

We hope that our customers will find this list helpful as they are making plans for their Fall Clean Ups with us this season.

Weekly Clean Ups with Peterson Lawn will begin the week of October 12th, and One Time Clean Ups will begin the week of November 2nd. If you have any questions regarding our Fall Clean Up service, please call our office at: 952-252-3301.


Deephaven, MN

2015 Leaf and Yard Waste Collection – Saturday, November 14th

Autumn leaf and yard waste pick-up for our residents is Saturday, November 14th.  This is for curbside pick-ups only and will begin at 7:00 a.m.  Please do not drop off any yard waste at City Hall! 

Please observe these requirements:

  • Brush must be cut and bundled with string; branches cannot exceed four feet in length and four inches in diameter.
  • Leaves and yard waste must be bagged in compostable bags.
  • Bundles and bags cannot exceed 40 pounds.
  • Please do not rake leaves into the street.

Edina, MN

The city of Edina does not pick up brush, yard waste or any other kind of refuse. Residents must hire a private garbage hauler for trash and yard waste pick up.


Golden Valley, MN

Golden Valley’s recycling program includes a three-week curbside brush pick-up in May and a three-weekend leaf drop-off program in the fall, as long as funds are available. Golden Valley’s annual fall leaf drop-off provides residents a monitored site to dispose of their leaves at no charge during the last weekend in October and the first two weekends in November.


Hopkins, MN

The City provides FREE street leaf and yard waste pick up in your area using front-end loaders and dump trucks. Pick up in these areas will be November 2–5. Refer to the schedule below for your neighborhood’s pick up day:

  • Bellgrove: Monday, November 2
  • Interlachen Park: Tuesday, November 3 (Meadowbrook Rd up to & including Maple Hill Rd)
  • Park Ridge: Wednesday, November 4
  • Hobby Acres: Wednesday, November 4
  • Interlachen Park: Thursday, November 5 (Interlachen Rd to Blake Rd)

Place leaves in loose piles (unbagged) in the streets along the curb line. Leaves should be placed on the street no later than 7 am on your scheduled pick-up day. There will not be free bagged yard waste pick up in these neighborhoods.

**Due to high traffic volume, the following streets are not included in the street pick-up areas: Hopkins Crossroads, Minnetonka Blvd, Oakridge Road, 5th Ave N, Washington Ave, Excelsior Blvd and Blake Road. These streets are included in “All Other City Service Area Residents” below.

All Other Hopkins Service Area Residents

Free fall leaf/yard waste bag pick up will be October 26-November 19.


Minnetonka, MN

The Minnetonka Public Works facility accepts leaves and yard waste in the spring and fall, and brush from April to the Saturday before Thanksgiving from Minnetonka residents. The leaf drop-off and brush drop-off programs have different processing methods and distinct end markets for the different materials, so it’s important they stay separate. Follow this link for specific dates for each of the drop-off programs.


Plymouth, MN

The yard waste site is available to Plymouth residents. It is located next to the Plymouth Maintenance Facility at 14900 23rd Ave N.

New 2015 Hours

Sept. –   Nov. Wed.-Fri., 3-6 p.m.; and
weekends 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.


St. Louis Park, MN

St. Louis Park residents can begin setting yard waste out for collection on their normal collection day during the week of April 6th, 2015. During residential Yard Waste Season, yard waste is collected weekly on the same day as your garbage. Yard waste must be set out by 7 a.m. to ensure collection. If you believe your yard waste was missed, please call Advanced Disposal at (763) 786-7233. There is no additional cost for yard waste collection during residential yard waste season – it is included in your standard garbage collection rate.


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