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Plymouth Yard Waste Site

Yard Waste Site is open
Social distancing measures implemented – expect delays/longer wait times.

The Yard Waste Site is available to residents of Plymouth, Medicine Lake, Wayzata and Long Lake 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. It is also closed Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day and Thanksgiving.

Practice Social Distancing
Visitors to the Plymouth Yard Waste Site should expect delays and wait times – as vehicles will be allowed into the site at a level that allows for safety and social distancing (stay at least 6 feet away from others).

The City of Plymouth follows guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health, which recommend reducing the frequency and size of gatherings and promoting social distancing.

For the health and safety of all, residents must remain in their vehicles until they reach the brush/leaf piles.

Tip: Avoid the rush. Lines tend to be longer when the site first opens for the day.

2020 Hours
Site Guidelines
  • For residents of Plymouth, Medicine Lake, Wayzata and Long Lake only. Bring a driver's license or utility bill with a current 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 763-509-5940.


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.

Plymouth Yard Waste Site
Plymouth Maintenance Facility  |  14900 23rd Ave. N.  |  Plymouth, MN 55447
P 763-509-5940  |  F 763-509-5955  |
Yard Waste Hotline: 763-509-5930

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