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Please note: Many of our yard waste sites currently have potholes. Please use caution while driving. Potholes will be filled as soon as possible once the weather warms up.

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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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.

View recycling and waste collection sites map

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.

  • trees, branches and shrubs (no roots)
  • leaves, grass, pumpkins and garden waste (including houseplants)
  • food scraps
  • Available: wood mulch
Battle Creek
389 Winthrop St. S
  • leaves, grass, pumpkins and garden waste (including houseplants)
  • food scraps
  • Available: 
Frank and Sims
1150 Sims Ave
  • trees, branches and shrubs (no roots)
  • leaves, grass, pumpkins and garden waste (including houseplants)
  • food scraps
  • Available: compost, wood mulch

Midway
1943 Pierce Butler Rt

  • trees, branches and shrubs (no roots)
  • leaves, grass, pumpkins and garden waste (including houseplants)
  • food scraps
  • Available: compost
Mounds View
8307 Long Lake Rd
  • leaves, grass, pumpkins and garden waste (including houseplants)
  • food scraps
  • Available: 
Summit Hill
870 Pleasant Ave
  • leaves, grass, pumpkins and garden waste (including houseplants)
  • food scraps
  • Available:  
White Bear Township
5900 Sherwood Rd
  • trees, branches and shrubs (no roots)
  • leaves, grass, pumpkins and garden waste (including houseplants)
  • food scraps
  • Available: compost, wood mulch

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

Ask a master gardener

Community group volunteering

Jumping worms