Garbage and Yard Waste
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.
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
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.
Burning yard waste or garbage is not allowed. Questions regarding burning regulations should be directed to the Fire Department.
Phone and email
Contact Fire Administration
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.
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.
Free yard waste drop-off
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
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
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
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