Yard Waste

Icon for AlertsTemporary Tree Debris Management Site

IMPORTANT: The site will permanently close on Wednesday, May 31. Scroll down to see a list of city- and privately-owned yard waste sites. 

The temporary wood waste drop-off site at Belwin Conservancy's Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Fields will remain open through May 31.  The site accepts wood waste from storm damage only. No root balls, stumps,  yard waste, or grass clippings.

Location: 15601 Hudson Rd. N. | Afton, MN 55001 (Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Fields at Belwin Conservancy)

Hours of operation: Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Questions: Call 651-275-7475


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 and for drop-off sites outside of Washington County. 

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

Washington County Northern Yard Waste Site

The Northern Yard Waste Site, 5527 170th Street North, Hugo, 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.

City‐owned Sites 

Open to listed city-residents only.