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Arden Hills Yard Waste Site
Yard waste collection site in Arden Hills

Fast facts

Ramsey County operates seven yard waste collection sites. All sites are free and open to Ramsey County residents as well as Hennepin County residents who live in Saint Anthony Village.

Washington County residents may use the Arden Hills, Battle Creek, Frank & Sims and White Bear Township collection sites for free.

State law prohibits leaves, grass clippings, brush and other plant material from being mixed with your trash.

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Jumping worms

Jumping worms are an emerging issue in our area. We are working with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to develop the best precautions for our yard waste sites.

At the White Bear Township yard waste site, dirt and sod are currently accepted for drop-off. However, residents may not take dirt, sod, or other plant material home with them from any county yard waste site. Our compost is at low-risk for jumping worms.

Starting in 2022, Ramsey County will no longer accept dirt at its yard waste sites. Find other disposal options in our A to Z Recycling & Disposal Guide.

Learn more about jumping worms

Collection site hours and locations

December - March
Monday - Friday: closed
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

April - November
Monday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday: closed
Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Christmas Day.

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Collection Site What's Accepted & Available

Arden Hills
3530 Hudson Ave

  • leaves, grass, pumpkins and garden waste
  • branches, trees and shrubs (no stumps with roots)
  • food scraps
  • Available: wood mulch, food scraps starter kits
Battle Creek
389 S Winthrop St
  • leaves, grass, pumpkins and garden waste 
  • food scraps
  • Available: food scraps starter kits
Frank and Sims
1150 Sims Ave
  • leaves, grass, pumpkins and garden waste
  • branches, trees and shrubs (no stumps with roots)
  • food scraps
  • Available: food scraps starter kits
Midway
1943 Pierce Butler Rt
 
  • leaves, grass, pumpkins and garden waste
  • branches, trees and shrubs (no stumps with roots)
  • food scraps
  • Available: food scraps starter kits
Mounds View
8307 Long Lake Rd
  • leaves, grass, pumpkins and garden waste 
  • food scraps
  • Available: food scraps starter kits
Summit Hill
870 Pleasant Ave
  • leaves, grass, pumpkins and garden waste 
  • food scraps
  • Available: food scraps starter kits
White Bear Township
5900 Sherwood Rd
  • leaves, grass, pumpkins and garden waste
  • branches, trees and shrubs (no stumps with roots)
  • food scraps
  • dirt and sod (no rocks)
  • Available: wood mulch, food scraps starter kits

How to use collection sites

Ramsey and Washington County reciprocal use agreement

Commercial yard waste sites

Work at a yard waste site

Guidance on invasive species

Guidance on recreational wood fires

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