Yard Waste

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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.


Now open! 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

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​Summer Hours: April - November


Wed: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (or dusk)
Fri: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sun: Noon-4:30 p.m.

Winter Hours: December - March


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

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



Accepted Items
Items accepted from households only. No business waste. 

Leaves and Grass


  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Lake weeds
  • Garden waste 

Brush and Tree Waste


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

Organics

- Keep organics separate from yard waste
  • Food scraps 
  • Paper towels and tissues 
  • Sign up online & pick up a free organics start kit! 
Search the Disposal Directory to find more yard waste drop-off locations. Call first to verify fees, days, hours, and materials accepted. 
  1. Backyard Composting
  2. Curbside Pick-up

Backyard composting is a great way to turn waste from your yard and kitchen into a rich organic material that you can use to improve your soil.

Washington County residents can get $20 off backyard compost bins and rain barrels.
Learn more!