Accepting holiday trees for free recycling December 19 – December 31. No bags, decor, wreaths, garland, or other holiday debris.
WLSSD’s Yard Waste Compost Site is closed for the 2019 season. The Yard Waste Compost Site will reopen spring 2020.
After reopening in the spring: Drop off your grass clippings, leaves, garden debris, brush, fresh-cut holiday trees and small quantities of sod and dirt. Purchase Garden Green® compost in 1 cubic foot bags and by the cubic yard. The site is located on Courtland Street off Interstate 35 at 27th Avenue West and the waterfront in Duluth, MN and is also a residential food waste drop site.
Its easy! Just stop at the attendant’s station so staff can examine your load of yard debris and provide a receipt for fees collected. Cash, check or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and Discover) are accepted.
When the Yard Waste Compost Site is closed, residents can bring brush to WLSSD’s Materials Recovery Center (MRC) for a fee. The MRC also sells Garden Green® compost in 1 cubic foot bags and serves as a residential food waste drop site.
Minnesota law (MN Statute 115A.931) prohibits yard waste in the garbage since 1990. WLSSD’s Yard Waste Compost Site provides a cost-effective way for residents to manage this waste. Several local garbage haulers provide seasonal curbside collection of leaves and grass. Residents can also compost yard trimmings on their own.