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. An extra pickup has been scheduled for these neighborhoods on Monday, November 18.
Place leaves in loose piles (unbagged) in the street along the curb line. Leaves should be placed on the street no later than 7 am on your scheduled pick up day and no earlier than the day before your scheduled 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 28–November 21.
The last week of curbside/alley yard waste bag pick up will be November 18–November 21.
Note: For all community areas, before and after the scheduled free pick up dates, yard waste stickers must be affixed to bags. Bags of leaf and yard waste in all City service areas will be collected on the same day as regular refuse.
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.