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

Due to the threat of jumping worms, Ramsey County no longer accepts dirt or sod at its yard waste sites. Find other disposal options.

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 precautions for our yard waste sites.

Compost available at our yard waste sites is at low-risk for jumping worms. Residents may not take any plant material home with them from any county yard waste site.

Ramsey County no longer accepts dirt or sod at its yard waste sites.

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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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Lawncare, treecare, landscaping, and other businesses hired to haul and dispose of yard waste are not permitted to use Ramsey County Yard Waste sites. See information on Commercial yard waste sites below.

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Collection Site What's Accepted & Available

Arden Hills
1881 Hudson Road

Open during road construction - follow detour.

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

How to use collection sites

Ramsey and Washington County reciprocal use agreement

Commercial yard waste sites

Work at a yard waste site

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Guidance on recreational wood fires

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