Yard Waste

PLEASE NOTE:  Effective Thursday, March 12, 2020, residential yard waste collection sites will be open for the season. Yard waste is accepted year round at the Minot Landfill at no charge.

The City does not collect yard waste with its collection crews. If you wish to dispose of yard waste, you can haul it to the City of Minot Landfill, free of charge, or haul the yard waste to one of the ten compost sites located around the City of Minot (the sites are illustrated on the map). Don't mix yard waste with household garbage.

These compost sites are for City of Minot garbage collection patrons only and are not to be used by non-residents or by commercial haulers. Yard waste includes:
  • Grass clippings
  • Garden waste
  • Leaves
  • Vines
  • Flowers
  • Flowerbed clippings
  • Apples that have fallen from trees

Grass Clippings


Grass clippings returned to the lawn provide up to 25 % of your lawn's total fertilizer needs. Clippings contain about 4% nitrogen, 2 percent potassium and 1 percent phosphorus. While decomposing, they also serve indirectly as a food source for the bacteria in the soil, which are doing many beneficial things (such as decomposing thatch) for a healthy turf environment.


Yard Waste Collection Sites


Find out where you can take yard waste by viewing the Yard Waste Collection Sites (PDF).

​Branch and Tree Collection



Only trees and hedge trimmings cut by the homeowner will be picked up curbside by a separate truck. Trees cut by anyone other than the homeowner will not be hauled by the City.

Branches must be:
  • Less than a pickup load
  • Neatly stacked and bundled
  • Cut pieces no longer than 6 feet
  • Logs must be smaller than 10 inches in diameter
  • Bundle must weigh less than 40 pounds
  • Please have cut ends facing the street
Branch piles that are too large will be tagged by sanitation employees and will require a rolloff dumpster to be collected.