It is illegal for Dakota County residents to place yard waste like grass clippings, leaves, twigs and branches in the trash. Compost yard waste at home, have it picked up by your trash hauler during seasonal yard waste collection or bring to a facility below.
Curbside yard waste collection
Contact your waste hauler to schedule a one-time or recurring yard waste pick-up. Your hauler will tell you how to prepare your yard waste and any associated fees.
If you bag your yard waste, you must use a compostable bag or paper bag because they break down into compost along with your yard waste. Regular plastic bags do not break down and contaminate finished compost.
Residential yard waste sites
Bring your yard waste to one of the convenient compost sites around Dakota County. Call first to verify fees, days, hours and materials accepted. All yard waste must be in a compostable paper bag or a reusable container that is taken home.
B & D Wood Recycling and Composting
6520 280th St. W. , Northfield
Open year-round for brush, logs, leaves, and grass.
Hastings Yard Waste Drop-off and Transfer Site
(For Hastings Residents Only )
425 31st Street E (enter off Commerce Drive)
Open seasonally for grass, leaf, and brush. Call First. Free for residents.
5500 Blaine Ave., Inver Grove Heights
Year-round drop-off is available at the brickyard for brush, yard waste, prunings, logs, sod and soil, and hardscaping.
Gertens R.E.S. Facility
805 Yankee Doodle Rd., Eagan
Open seasonally for brush, yard waste, prunings, logs, sod and soil, and hardscaping. Call first.
The Mulch Store
1030 West Cliff Rd., Burnsville
Open year-round for leaves, grass, brush, logs and stumps, wood chips, sod and soil.
The Mulch Store
16454 Blaine Ave. E., Rosemount
Open year-round for yard and wood waste, soil, and sod. Also accepts food waste separately.
South St. Paul Compost Site
681 Verderosa Ave., South St. Paul
Open seasonally for leaves, grass, sod and garden waste. Does not accept stumps, brush, twigs and branches.