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Food & Yard Waste

It is illegal in Minnesota, to place yard (grass, leaves, small brush and plant materials) and tree waste in with your household garbage.

Yard waste, soiled paper and food scraps make up more than 30 percent of our trash.  Much of that could be composted and turned into a nutrient-rich mixture that can be added to your yard and garden.

Compost improves soil quality and reduces the need for fertilizers and water.

Last updated: 3/4/2014 9:35 AM