Yard Waste

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It is illegal to put yard, garden, or tree waste into the garbage. Options for managing yard waste are listed below. 
  1. Drop-off Sites
  2. Curbside Pick-up
  3. Backyard Composting
Search the Disposal Directory for an interactive map of yard waste drop-off sites. 

Call first to verify fees, days, hours, and materials accepted. 

Washington County Northern Yard Waste Site

The Northern Yard Waste Site is free and open to Washington county residents. Accepted items include leaves, grass, brush and tree waste. Location and hours


 Privately‐owned Sites

 (open to everyone; fees apply)
  • Cottage Grove - Rumpca Companies Inc: 651‐459‐1556
  • Denmark Township - Gertens RES: 651‐458‐4412

City‐owned Sites 

(open to listed city residents only)
  • Forest Lake: 651‐464‐3550
  • Marine on St. Croix: 651‐433‐3636
  • Newport: 651‐459‐5677
  • Saint Paul Park: 651‐459‐9785

Ramsey County Yard Waste Collection Sites

Through a reciprocal use agreement with Ramsey County, Washington County residents may use the Arden Hills, Battle Creek, Frank & Sims and White Bear Township collection sites for free. Visit the Ramsey County website for more information.