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Yard Waste

It’s 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. Check with your hauler for details and requirements.

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Compostable bags or a cart must be used for yard waste collection.

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Yard Waste Allowed

Free yard waste drop-off

A man dropping off his yard waste

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

Maple Grove yard waste 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 and disposal

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 yard waste turned into wood mulch

Free shredded tree material generated from the city’s routine tree trimming is available to Brooklyn Park residents while supplies last. Quality and availability varies.


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. 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