Licensed Refuse Haulers

The City of Edina does not pick up garbage, brush, yard waste or any other kind of solid waste. Residents must contact and privately contract with one of the following six licensed trash haulers for garbage pick up.

For information on obtaining or renewing a refuse hauler's license, call the Deputy City Clerk at 952-826-0409.

Garbage Containers

Garbage containers should be set out by the house or garage or at the curb by 7 a.m. on pick up day. They cannot be taken to curb more than 12 hours before collection or left there for more than 12 hours after collection. After collection, containers must be kept within 5 feet of a home or garage. (City Code Section 20-126)

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.

Additional Information

For more information, contact the Health Division at 952-826-0370.