Yard waste must be prepared for collection either in a compostable bag, garbage-can, or bundled.
Yardwaste bags or containers must be placed 5 feet from garbage and recycling carts.
Acceptable Yardwaste Materials (collected mid-April thru mid-November)
Compost: Grass clippings, leaves, pine needles, pine cones, acorns, small hedge shavings, twigs under 1/2 inch in diameter and under 3 inches long, weeds, flowers and garden waste should be bagged (under 30 pounds in compostable bags). No limit on small yard waste and no stickers required.
Branches: Brush, hedge clippings and branches must be bundled and are collected by the compost truck. Branches must be under 3 inches in diameter and under 5 feet in length, bundles of branches must weigh under 30 pounds. Larger debris cannot be picked up even if split into smaller diameter as these are too dense and would damage the compacter in the truck. Stickers are not required. For larger branches, limbs and trunks, contact a tree service or contact the Maple Grove’s Yardwaste disposal site for drop-off charges and instructions.
Christmas Trees: The City’s contracted waste hauler, Waste Management, will collect Robbinsdale residents’ non-artificial Christmas trees the weeks of January 2, 2017 and January 9, 2017. Each residential household is limited to free collection of one Christmas tree which must be prepared in the following manner: tree must be under five feet long (if it is not, cut the tree into lengths under five feet), metal stands must be removed, and tree is set alongside your garbage container. DO NOT bag the tree.
Storm Debris Reminders: City crew’s first priority is opening roads and alleys. Public tree debris (boulevard and park trees) will be initially pushed aside to clear roads and then cleared with priorities to roads and alleys over sidewalks.
Private trees belong to homeowners. (Whose Tree Is it?). Homeowners are responsible for storm damage to their trees in the same way as they are responsible for storm damage to their homes. The City’s yardwaste hauler, Waste Management, will take branches under 3 inches in diameter and under 5 feet in length, bundles. They pick up the yardwaste using a garbage truck. The bundles cannot be longer than 5 feet in length, so the haulers can safely load by hand into the back of the garbage truck. Larger debris cannot be picked up even if split into smaller diameter as these are too dense and would damage the compacter in the truck.
Larger tree debris needs to be removed by private contractors or taken to tree waste disposal sites – there are fees charged at disposal sites. Robbinsdale’s yardwaste pick up is curb-side for residents; Robbinsdale does not pay for drop-off sites.