The City does not pick up brush, yard waste or any other kind of refuse. There are six licensed refuse haulers for the City of Edina, with which residents must privately contract for garbage-pick-up.
Aspen Waste Systems
Curbside Waste, Inc.
Suburban Waste Service
For information on obtaining or renewing a refuse hauler's license, call Edina's Deputy Clerk at 952-826-0409.
Garbage containers should be set out by the house or garage or at the curb by 7 a.m. on pickup day. After collection, containers must be stored out of view from the front street.
Yard or Organic Waste
The City does not pick up compost, tree branches or other yard waste. There are compost and tree branch disposal drop-off sites in the metro area. Bags of brush and yard waste may be placed at the curb no more than 12 hours prior to collection. Grass and leaves cannot be raked into the street.
Residents who have made arrangements with their refuse haulers to collect their yard waste or organic waste will be required to use compostable bags - either paper bags or those clearly marked as compostable. Compostable bags are distinct from regular plastic bags because they are usually clear or a green-tinted opaque color. Most home improvement, grocery and hardware stores now carry them. Be careful not to purchase biodegradable bags. They are different from compostable bags because they contain plastic.
Exceptions apply! If you do not bag your material and use a yard waste cart from the hauler, then the hauler can dump the unbagged material directly into their collection truck. If your hauler empties the plastic bags before they take the material to the compost facility you may be able to use plastic bags. Check with your hauler.
Hazardous Waste Disposal
If you have questions about disposing of problem waste such as paint, propane gas tanks or florescent light bulbs, contact Hennepin County Environmental Services.
For more information, contact the Health Division at 952-826-0370.