Yard Waste Collection

Republic Services will pick-up your yard waste at no additional cost; just leave bagged yard waste at your curb on your trash and recycling day. Yard waste must be in compostable bags; yard waste in plastic bags is prohibited by state law. Yard waste is only collected seasonally from April 15 - November 30.

You may also bring your yard waste to any Ramsey County Yard Waste Collection Site free of charge, including the site at 5900 Sherwood Road in White Bear Township.

Accepted Yard Waste

Accepted materials include:
  • Bundled brush (no branch can be larger than three inches in diameter or longer than five feet, and bundles can not be larger than 20 inches in diameter)
  • Garden debris
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves

Yard waste must be separated from other refuse and recycling.

Not Accepted Yard Waste

Materials not accepted include:
  • Animal waste
  • Ashes
  • Cornstalks
  • Dead animals
  • Dirt
  • Fruit
  • Hay
  • Lake weeds
  • Lumber
  • Over-sized brush and branches
  • Rocks
  • Sod
  • Straw

Important Plastic Bag Law

State Law Requires Compostable Bags

You can no longer use standard plastic bags for your yard waste (grass and leaves) materials. You must use "compostable" bags that meet the ASTM 6400 standard. Call our Customer Service group or see your local retailer for details on the new law and for information on which bags are acceptable.