Yard Waste



It is illegal to put yard, garden, and tree waste into the garbage. Bring yard waste to a designated drop-off site, have it picked up by your trash hauler during seasonal yard waste collection, or compost yard waste at home.

2021-2022 Holiday Tree Drop-off Locations

Find a drop-off site for your holiday tree at the end of the season. Private waste haulers, cities, or townships may also accept holiday trees. Residents can contact them directly for more information. 
  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. Click here for location and hours

 Privately‐owned Sites

 (open to everyone)
  • 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 new 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.