Yard waste is defined as leaves with twig stems no longer than 4 inches, grass clippings, green pliable vines, and similar garden waste. Remember, compostable bags must be used for curbside pick up.
Bellgrove, Hobby Acres, Park Ridge and Interlachen Park Residents
The City provides FREE street leaf and yard waste pick up in your area using front-end loaders and dump trucks. Pick up in these areas will be November 3-6. Refer to the schedule below for your neighborhood's pick up day:
Place leaves in loose piles (unbagged) in the streets along the curb line. Leaves should be placed on the street no later than 7 am on your schedules pick-up day. There will not be free bagged yard waste pick up in these neighborhoods.
All Other City Service Area Residents
Free fall leaf/yard waste bag pick up will be October 27-November 20.
The last week of curbside/alley yard waste pick up will be November 17-November 20.
Solid Waste Coordinator
Public Works Secretary
Hopkins refuse customers can also drop off their brush and yard waste for free at the drop off site, open mid-spring through November.
The easiest and best way to handle grass clippings is to leave them on the lawn. Set your mower to a height of two to three inches. Mow frequently enough so that no more than one-third of the grass blade is removed at any mowing. This may mean that you will mow more frequently, but you will spend less time doing it. Not only will you save time mowing and bagging and save money by not buying yard waste bags and having them picked up, you will also have healthier grass.