2021 collection of leaves and bundled brush ends week of Nov. 15

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The temps are dropping and the days are getting shorter—sure signs that winter is nigh. If you haven’t gathered your fall leaves, now is the time to do it. The 2021 Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling collection of leaves, brush and other yard trimmings will end the week of Nov. 15.

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.

Solid Waste & Recycling customers can set yard waste out in a reusable container, compostable bags (paper or certified compostable plastic–look for the BPI logo) or bundled with string or twine.

Reusable containers must be 32-38 gallons in size and 26-32 inches high with sturdy handles.

  • Each container, bag or bundle must weigh less than 40 pounds.
  • Branches must be less than 3 inches in diameter and cut to less than 3 feet or shorter.

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

Solid Waste & Recycling crews can’t pick up dirt, soil, sod, branches wider than 3 inches in diameter or longer than 3 feet, stumps or trees.

Nobody should rake leaves into the street. It’s against the law and bad for our lakes, creeks and river.

For questions about leaf and brush pickup, customers can check the City website or call Solid Waste & Recycling at 612-673-2917 between 8 am and 4 pm Monday-Friday.