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The Plymouth Yard Waste Site is closed for the season.

Yard Waste Site is available to Plymouth residents at no charge. It's located next to the Plymouth Maintenance Facility, 14900 23rd Ave. N.

The site is typically open from the first Wednesday in April through the last Sunday in November (weather permitting).

The site is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays the entire season as well as Easter, July 4, and Thanksgiving. 

 2017 Hours
 April Wednesday-Friday
 3-6 p.m.  
Weekends    10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
 
 May -  August Wednesday-Friday 
  3-8 p.m. 
Weekends  10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
 
 September -
 November  
Wednesday-Friday  3-6 p.m. 
Weekends   10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

The Yard Waste Site and Recycling Drop-Off Center will be closed during the Drop-Off Day event and will re-open at 1 p.m. that day.

Site Guidelines

  • For Plymouth residents only. Bring a driver's license or utility bill with a Plymouth address for proof of residency. No commercial haulers or landscapers.
  • Materials must be separated, debagged and unloaded by the resident. Empty bags must be taken, there are no trash receptacles on site.

Acceptable Materials Unacceptable Materials
Spring and fall lawn rakings and thatch Grass clippings, lumber, sod, and soil. (Grass clippings can be brought to the Maple Grove yard waste site. Hours and pricing: 763-420-4886.)
Leaves Stumps. Stump disposal options:
  • SKB Malcolm Ave Transfer Station, 612-331-4610
  • The Mulch Store by Specialized Environmental Technologies, 952-446-1056
  • Dehn Tree Co, 763-421-8901
Soft, vegetative garden waste Christmas trees. Please contact your garbage hauler.
Tree waste

Retaining wall blocks, rocks and dirt

 

Note: We are finding dirt, rocks and lumber dropped in the yard waste site. These materials are prohibited and can cause serious damage to our equipment. Any loads found containing any prohibited material will be rejected and could be subject to fines as well as denied future use of this site.

Brush, logs (no size maximum) and diseased trees

 

Note: To speak with city forestry staff about diseased trees, call the Parks & Forestry Division at 763-509-5950.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What identification is needed?
    Residents: Bring driver's license or utility bill with Plymouth address
    Landlords or business owners: Bring a utility bill or business card with Plymouth address

  • Why doesn't the Yard Waste Site accept grass clippings?
    Plymouth residents are encouraged to mulch their grass clippings back into the lawn to recycle the nutrients. At less than 2 acres, the Yard Waste Site is already at capacity and cannot accommodate grass clippings.

  • Why is the Yard Waste site only open Wednesday-Friday, after 3 p.m.?
    City staff at the Plymouth Maintenance Facility use the site, driveway and parking areas during the day. To avoid excess traffic conflicts, the site opens for residents after regular facility hours. The site is closed Mondays and Tuesdays so that city staff can grind wood, haul out materials and perform general cleanup at the site.

  • Why does the Yard Waste Site close at 6 p.m. during fall?
    During early spring and late fall, the amount of available daylight is decreased, especially when Daylight Savings time ends in early November. The site closes earlier during those seasons for the safety of residents who may be backing up vehicles and trailers in the dark.

Compostable papge bagsCompostable Bag State Law for Curbside Yard Waste Collection
If you are putting yard waste at the curb for collection by your garbage hauler, it will only be accepted in approved compostable bags made from kraft paper or in bags labeled ASTM D6400. Bags marked "biodegradable" or "degradable" do not meet standards of the new state law. Most home improvement and hardware stores carry compostable bags. View information about backyard composting.

 

Contact
Plymouth Yard Waste Site
Plymouth Maintenance Facility  |  14900 23rd Ave. N.  |  Plymouth, MN 55447
P 763-509-5940  |  F 763-509-5955  |  parksforestry@plymouthmn.gov

Yard Waste Hotline: 763-509-5930