Northern Yard Waste Site

Bring leaves, grass clippings, brush, tree waste, and other plant materials to the Northern Yard Waste collection site. The site is free and open to Washington and Ramsey County residents. 

Northern Yard Waste Site
5527 170th St. N., Hugo, MN 55038


​Summer Hours: April - November

Wednesday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (or dusk)
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday: Noon-4:30 p.m.

Winter Hours: December - March

Saturday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Closed on Thanksgiving Day and day after, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and other major holidays.

Accepted Items

  • Items accepted from households only. No business waste.
  • Bags of yard waste must be emptied on site and taken with you.
  • Do not remove brush or tree waste from the yard waste site. Wood may be contaminated with emerald ash borer or other arboreal disease.  

Leaves and Grass

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Lake weeds
  • Garden waste 

Brush and Tree Waste

  • Branches and twigs
  • Tree waste and shrubs 
  • No stumps 

Food Scraps (Organics)

 - Keep organics separate from yard waste
  • Food scraps 
  • Paper towels and tissues 
  • Sign up online & pick up a free organics start kit!