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. Check with your hauler for details and requirements.
See licensed garbage haulers
Compostable bags or a cart must be used for yard waste collection.
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
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 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
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