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At your request, we collect yard waste. Yard waste must be placed at the curb or alley on your regular trash service day. Please have your yard waste ready for pickup by 6 a.m. in St. Paul, 7 a.m. in other cities, on the day of your regular trash collection.

On-Call Yard Waste Plan
Call Aspen by noon the day before your regular service day (by noon Friday if your pickup day is Monday) to schedule pickup of your bagged or bundled yard waste along with your regular trash collection. Yard waste will not be picked up without prior authorization. A service charge will be billed for each bag or bundle picked up.

Premium Yard Waste Plan
For a non-refundable annual fee, we will pick up unlimited bagged or bundled yard waste each week along with your regular trash collection during the yard waste season. You may sign up for the premium yard waste plan at any time during the yard waste season. If you cancel your Aspen trash service, your yard waste plan is also cancelled. Yard waste plan annual fees are non-refundable.

Call Aspen at 612-884-8008 to schedule yard waste pickup or to enroll in the premium yard waste plan.

Yard Waste Season
Yard waste season normally runs from April to November, weather permitting. Specific dates change each year.

Yard Waste dates 2017

Compostable bags are required for yard waste pickup. Read more.

What’s considered yard waste?

This is yard waste

  • Bagged leaves
  • Bagged grass clippings
  • Bagged garden waste (Limit 35 lbs. per bag)
  • Bagged mulch
  • Brush and twigs (limbs no more than 3 in. in diameter and no more than 4 ft. long tied in bundles no more than 2 ft. in diameter.)

This is not yard waste

  • Dirt, sod, hay, straw
  • Apples, pumpkins
  • Tree stumps and Large branches
  • Animal feces
  • Dead animals
  • Rocks, concrete, asphalt

For other questions on what qualifies as yard waste, to determine other larger items we will collect, or to schedule pickup, please call 612-884-8008.


Other Yard Waste Options

Mulch leaves and grass clippings, and leave them on your lawn. You'll need less fertilizer, too.

Compost your garden, yard, and food waste. Tips and detailed instructions for getting started are available at Minnesota Pollution Control website, University of Minnesota Extension Service website, or call 612-624-4771.

Drop off your yard waste at the site nearest you. Call your county for drop-off site locations, items accepted, and any fees involved.
Hennepin County: 612-348-6500
Ramsey County: 651-266-1155