Yard Waste


Yard Waste

Yard waste (leaves, grass clippings, and garden/flowerbed waste) is collected at the curb on your scheduled garbage collection day starting May 4, 2020 through November 20, 2020 depending on weather. Yard waste must be placed into transparent lawn bags or in a garbage can up to 32 gallons in size. Clear bags can be purchased at most Moorhead grocery, hardware and retail stores. Each container or bag must not exceed 30 pounds, but there is no limit on the total amount that may be picked up.

You can also bring yard waste to recycling drop sites or the City's Compost Site. Branches can not be taken to the recycling drop site but may be dropped off at the City's Compost Site. 

Compost Site
1800 Hwy 75 N

(Just north of Centennial Park baseball fields, right on Hwy 75)

Drop off hours: Open May 4, 2020 - November 20, 2020
Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:15 pm
Saturdays 8:00 am to 11:45 am


Yard waste is processed at the City's Compost Site. Finished compost is available to all Clay County residents. For more information or to check the availability of finished compost, please call 218.979.9516.

Branch Pickup

Forestry operates a curbside brush chipping and pickup service Spring to Fall. Curbside service will be offered from May 4, 2020 to September 25, 2020 and will be every other week on your recycle day. When we are not running weekly curbside pickup, you may request brush pickup either on-line at Forestry, or by contacting us at 218.299.5422.

  Additional information on branch pickup service.