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Tree & Yard Waste

Tree and yard waste includes items such as:
  • Brush
  • Garden debris
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Sod
  • Trees
  • Tree stumps
  • Wood chips


Recycle  Bring your tree and yard waste to a compost site or call your hauler to arrange for curbside pick-up. Residents that bag their yard waste for drop-off at a compost site or curbside pick-up must use compostable bags or paper bags. It is illegal to place tree and yard waste in the garbage. For diseased trees, contact your city

Did you know? Yard waste and food scraps can be composted and reused in the yard. Composting creates a nutrient rich material that when mixed with soil or placed on the lawn helps retain water and nutrients. This helps your plants grow strong and healthy. More information on composting is available on the Dakota County website.

Information on this page applies to households ONLY. Different rules may apply to businesses in Dakota County.

Last updated: 3/4/2014 9:14 AM