Leaf & Yard Waste Pick-Up

For Hopkins’ Residential Garbage Customers Only

Yard waste is defined as leaves with twig stems no longer than 4 inches, grass clippings, green pliable vines, and similar garden waste. Request forms include:

Free Yard Waste Pick-Up

City Service Area Resident Free Bag Pick Up

Free fall leaf/yard waste bag pick-up will be on your regular garbage day October 23 through November 16. You do not need to schedule this pick-up. 

If you live in Bellgrove, Hobby Acres, Park Ridge and Interlachen Park:

There will not be free leaf and yard waste bag pick-up in these areas. 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 6-9. Refer to schedule below for your neighborhood’s pick-up day:

Place leaves in loose, unbagged piles in the street along the curb line. Leaves should be placed on the street no later than 7 a.m. on your scheduled pick-up day and no earlier than the day before your scheduled pick-up day. 

For Hopkins Crossroad, Minnetonka Boulevard, Oakridge Road, 5th Avenue North, Minnetonka Mills Road and Blake Road residents: Due to county restrictions and high traffic levels, residents will have free leaf and yard waste bag pick-up October 23 through November 16.

NOTE: The last week of all yard waste bag pick up will be November 13-16.

Yard Waste Pick-Up Guidelines

  • Yard waste is collected on Thursdays. Residents must call 952-939-1382 to request yard waste bag pickup by 2 p.m. on Wednesday or submit a request here.
  • Every bag must have a yard waste sticker affixed to it, facing the street or alley so it's visible to drivers.
  • Stickers are $3 each and may be purchased in person at City Hall or Public Works. To have stickers sent to you in the mail (minimum of 10) you can call 952-939-1382 and the cost will be placed on your utility bill.
  • Yard waste must be bagged. Maximum size bag is 55-gallon, weighing no more than 40 pounds. Yard Waste must be bagged in a compostable bag; either paper bags or BPI certified compostable plastic bags.
  • Place yard waste at the normal refuse collection site, at least four feet away from your refuse and recycling containers.
  • Items not accepted include:
    • Animal feces (please clean up after pets before raking your lawn)
    • Branches
    • Long twigs
    • Stump grindings
    • Sod waste
    • Shrub clippings
    • Woody vines
  • No garden products such as melons, pumpkins, squash, potatoes, apples, and tomatoes, should be placed in yard waste bags. Place unused garden products such as these into your regular garbage container.