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Optional Yard Waste Service

Minnesota state law prohibits mixing tree, brush and yard waste in with your household garbage.

DO include these items in your Yard Waste ...

  • Small brush, small branches 1 1/2 inches in diameter or less and garden waste

  • Grass clippings

  • Bundled branches - should be cut in lengths of no more than 4 feet long and bundled no more than 18 inches in diameter- limit 10 per week

 

DO NOT include these items in your Yard Waste ...

  • Plastic bags

  • Sod 
  • Dirt
  • Sand

Yard Waste does not include any type of tree removal and or branches that are larger than 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

 

Yard Waste Bags & Carts

Yard waste must be placed in a Yard Waste cart provided by SWS or in compostable paper bags. Yard waste placed in SWS container should be unbagged (loose).

On Jan 1, 2010 a new state law required residents who bag their yard waste to use compostable or paper bags when disposing of yard waste.

Compostable bags include kraft paper bags (large brown paper bags) or bags that are labeled compostable. The bag should clearly state that it meets the ASTM D6400 standards for composting. 

Please understand we cannot pickup yard waste in bags that are not compostable. It would be a violation of our license.

Yard waste service is available as scheduled weekly service or as on call pickup service. 

 

Scheduled Weekly Service:

Yard waste season begins the first full week of April and ends the week of Thanksgiving.

Suburban Waste provides the option of a wheeled yard waste cart for customers enrolled in our seasonal yard waste program. 

Yard Waste carts are similar to regular garbage carts and recycling carts except they are clearly marked for Yard Waste only.

Seasonal service is an optional additional service that is billed one time yearly.  Service is automatically scheduled for weekly collection. 

To ensure prompt service, please have your Yard Waste cart at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on collection day.

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On Call Pickup Service:

Another option for yard waste removal is our On Call Pickup service with per bag or per bundle charges. 

This service is provided on the same day as your regular trash removal. 

Since we must schedule a yard waste truck to come to your address, 24-hour advance notice is required. 

What you need to do for On Call Pickups:

  • Yard waste must be placed in compostable paper bags.

  • The bags should be less than 30 lbs each.

  • Bundled branches 1 1/2 inches in diameter or less should be cut in lengths of no more than 4 feet long and bundled no more than 18 inches in diameter.

  • Bags & bundles must be at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on pickup day.

Schedule On Call Pickup