2019 collection of leaves, brush ends the week of Nov. 18

City of Minneapolis

Now’s the time to start gathering your yard leavings. Garbage day in the week of Nov. 18 is the last collection for leaves, brush and other yard trimmings for the year. Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling customers can set properly prepared yard waste at their alleys or curbs next to their garbage carts by 6 am on garbage day.

Yard waste must be in compostable bags—paper (Kraft) or compostable plastic—or un-bagged in a reusable container 26-32 inches high, no more than 26 inches wide, with sturdy handles. Reusable containers are lifted and emptied by hand; they must be easily managed. Yard

waste is not allowed in City-provided containers.

Preparing yard trimmings and leaves

  • Less than 40 pounds.

Preparing brush

  • Less than 40 pounds.
  • Less than 3 feet long.
  • Branch size less than 3 inches in diameter.
  • Must be bundled with string or twine (no wire or tape).

Reusable containers

  • Less than 40 pounds full.
  • Between 26 and 32 inches high.
  • No more than 26 inches in diameter.
  • Must have sturdy handles.

Which bags can be used in the program?

  • Compostable plastic bags labeled with the BPI logo.
  • Paper (Kraft) bags.

Bags marked “biodegradable” or “degradable” do not meet the State law and are not accepted.

It’s against the law and bad for our lakes to rake leaves into the street.

Anyone with questions about leaf and brush pickup can call 612-673-2917 between 8 am and 4:30 pm or go to bit.ly/YardWasteMpls.

——Information and photo provided by the City of Minneapolis.