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Yard Waste

Did you know Minnesota state law prohibits mixing brush, tree, or yard waste with your household garbage?

 

Walters offers a convenient yard waste collection program.  This is a safe, simple and responsible option for you to help keep your yard looking its best!  Even when the seasons change, we’re here to help.

  • The program includes a 95-gallon wheeled yard waste cart.
  • Yard waste is picked up on the same day as your trash service.
  • In addition to your yard waste cart, we will accept up to 10 extra compostable yard waste bags of material per week outside your cart.  Look for the BPI compostable logo to ensure bags are acceptable.

 

Have questions? Click here.

Important Yard Waste Announcement!

The 2023 Yard Waste Season will come to an end on December 1st. Thank you for another great season!

Christmas Tree pick-up for 2024 begins January 8th-19th. More information is coming soon about our free Christmas tree pick-up.

If something changes, we will keep you posted on social media and our website – 10/25/2023

Yard Waste

COLLECTION SERVICES

Yard Waste is a prepaid annual service, and no credit will be given for late sign-up or early termination. Only current trash customers can subscribe to our yard waste program.

 

 

Minnesota Statutes 115A.03 Subd 38 defines yard waste as “garden wastes, leaves, lawn cuttings, weeds, shrub and tree waste, and prunings.”

 

Please bag your yard waste in either paper, or certified compostable bags – look for BPI or BNQ logo.

Acceptable Yard Waste materials:

  • Grass Clippings
  • Tree waste (including leaves, pine needles, pinecones, acorns)
  • Weeds
  • Branches/brush (must be cut to lengths no more than 4 feet & firmly tied in bundles no more than 18 inches in diameter).
  • Prunings
  • Garden waste
  • BPI Certified lawn and leaf bags 

Non-Acceptable Yard Waste Material:

  • Black lawn & leaf bags or non BPI plastic bags of any type
  • Sod
  • Dirt
  • Rocks or bricks
  • Large branches or tree stumps
  • Mulch, wood chips
  • Landscape materials (edging, fabric, pavers, etc.)
  • Lumber or treated wood
  • Plastic plant trays, hanging baskets or pots
  • No Trash or recyclable material

Frequently Asked Questions

We compiled a list of frequently asked questions to alleviate any unknowns that you may have about our yard waste service. Please review the list of frequently asked questions below, and feel free to reach out to us if you have additional questions. We are here to serve you!

A. You are allowed up to 10 extra bags per week outside of your cart.  Be sure to look for the BPI Compostable logo to ensure bags are acceptable. www.bpiworld.org/BPI-Public/Program.html

A. Garden waste (no vegetables), leaves, lawn cuttings, weeds, shrub, small sticks, and pruning’s along with branches/ brush (must be cut to lengths no more than 4 foot & firmly tied in bundles no more than 18 inches in diameter).

A. Weather pending, Yard waste starts the first full week of April and will run until December 2nd of 2023. Reminder: this is a prepaid service; the invoice must be paid in full before your first pickup.

A. This is an opt in non-taxable service that runs seasonally, therefore a separate account is set up for those who opt in. When customers pay to the trash account, this can cause confusion on future invoices and possibly delay the start of your service!

A. Yes, yard waste is a weekly service and is picked up on the same day as your trash service, remember to have your carts at the curb no later than 6:30am the morning of your service day.

A. Plastic bags of any type, sod, dirt, rocks or bricks, large branches, or stumps. No mulch or wood chips, landscape material such as edging, fabric, pavers etc. No food or pet waste of any kind, including garden vegetables. Do not place lumber or treated wood in your yard waste cart. No plastic plant trays, hanging baskets or planting pots. No Trash or recyclable material.

A. Using the correct customer ID# located on the invoice when paying online – this will make sure your service is activated immediately!

A. Customers are asked to keep the cart in the off season. Carts make a great storage container for garden hoses, sprinklers and other lawn care or decorative items.

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