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Garbage and Yard Waste

Licensed haulers

All residents and businesses must choose and set up their own garbage service with one of these licensed haulers.

Ace Solid Waste

Curbside Waste

Garbage Man

LePage and Sons

Randy's Environmental Services

Republic Services (formerly Allied Waste)

Walters Refuse & Recycling

Walz Brothers

Waste Management

Service levels and fees

We recommend you periodically review your service level and fees on the billing statement from your hauler. Call the hauler directly for exact costs and details. For basic information:

View Garbage Hauler Service and Pricing

Where can I store my waste containers?

  • All waste containers must be stored out of public view from the street or neighboring yards. This includes recycling and yard waste containers.
  • Waste containers may be placed out for pickup after 3:00 p.m. on the day before your pick-up day.
  • By the end of pick-up day, put all containers inside your garage or behind an approved screened enclosure.
Garbage container cannot be in public view like the side of your house

Not allowed

Garbage containers cannot be stored in public view like in front of your garage

Not allowed

Garbage containers cannot be stored in public view like behind bushes

Not allowed

Garbage container must be stored in your garage or behind an approved enclosure


What if I don't want to store my waste containers inside my garage?

  • Waste container enclosures must be located behind the front plane of your house.
  • Vegetation such as plants, trees, shrubs or bushes, is not an approved screening material.
  • Your enclosure fence must be high enough and wide enough to fully screen the containers.
  • Enclosures over 7 feet in height require a building permit from City Hall.

Approved enclosure materials include

  • Wood fence panels
  • Approved plastic fencing material
  • Lattice with less than one inch holes
This enclosure leaves the garbage containers exposed and is unacceptable

Not allowed

Wood is an approved material for a garbage enclosure


Lattice with holes smaller than one inch is an approved material for a garbage enclosure


Plastic is an approved material for a garbage enclosure


Getting your garbage ready for pick-up

Know the code! Make sure that you are following these practices when getting your garbage ready for pick-up:

  • All garbage must be contained and covered in the waste containers supplied by your licensed hauler. This is to prevent animals from scattering the trash. Properly covered containers also prevent trash from blowing around the neighborhood.
  • All garbage must be wrapped or bagged. If one waste container is not large enough to contain all of your garbage, please call your garbage hauler for a larger or additional container.
  • Yard waste bags must be biodegradable in order to be picked up by garbage haulers. Please contact your garbage hauler to arrange for yard waste pick-up.
Garbage cannot be overflowing from your garbage containers

Not allowed

Garbage container cannot be placed in the street

Not allowed

Burning garbage

Burning yard waste or garbage is not allowed. Questions regarding burning regulations should be directed to the Fire Department.

Phone and email

763-493-8020 (non-emergency)
Contact Fire Administration

Junk piles

Piles of junk, debris, garbage, litter, or hazardous waste is not allowed. This includes yard waste and animal waste. All garbage must be kept inside a container with a tight-fitting lid at all times.

Yard waste

It is against state law to put yard and tree waste in your garbage or recycling containers.

All garbage haulers must offer separate collection of yard waste; however, there is usually an additional fee for this service. Compostable bags or a cart must be used for yard waste collection. Check with your hauler for details and requirements.

Yard waste should not be placed in plastic bags

Not allowed

Yard waste should be placed in paper bags or compostable bags


Free yard waste drop-off

Maple Grove Yard Waste Site

Brooklyn Park residents can drop off for free certain residential yard waste at the Maple Grove Yardwaste Site.

Accepted materials include:

  • De-bagged grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Garden materials
  • Brush/tree limbs 10 inches in diameter or less

There is no charge at the gate for residents of these contracted cities but you must show proof of residency.

Visit Maple Grove Yardwaste

Drop-off location and hours

Maple Grove Yardwaste Site

10300 Maple Grove Parkway N.
Maple Grove, MN 55369
View map and directions to Maple Grove Yardwaste Site


Open from April 1 to November 30, weather permitting
Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.

Phone and email

Email Maple Grove Yardwaste

Tree debris

Large branches, trees, logs, stumps, Christmas trees, etc. may be disposed of at the following locations. Fees may be charged.

Elk River Landfill
22460 Hwy. 169 NW
Elk River, MN 55330

Resource Recovery Technologies (RRT)
630 Malcolm Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Wood mulch

Pile of wood mulch

Free shredded tree material generated from the city's routine tree trimming is available to Brooklyn Park residents while supplies last. When available, it will be piled in the Central Park parking lot at 83rd Avenue and Noble Avenue North. Residents must use their own container and load the mulch themselves. Quality and availability varies. We do have a tractor operator on site to help load trailers and pick-up trucks during our Special Materials Drop-off Day in the spring and fall.

See more about our Special Materials Drop-off Day

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