Got debris? If it’s from storms, some places to take it

Ramsey county says it will extend hours at waste sites to accept storm debris. The four yard waste sites are Arden Hills, Frank and Sims, Midway and White Bear Township.  Here’s the schedule with the expanded hours:

  •            Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  •             Tuesday, and Thursday, 12 noon to 7 p.m. (new hours)
  •             Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  •             Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The city of Minneapolis has two waste sites for residents to drop off storm debris this week through Saturday, June 29.

One is in North Minneapolis and the other at Fort Snelling.

  • Metro Wood Recycling Site: 33rd Avenue North and 2nd Street North
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday
  • Fort Snelling Site: 6200 Bloomington Rd., Fort Snelling (adjacent to the Park Board’s Fort Snelling Golf Course)
    7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday

The Minneapolis Park Board also is offering curbside pickup for tree debris only July 1 – 12. From the City of Minneapolis’ website:

“This service is for property owners clearing their property of tree debris after storm damage only—it is not for contractors doing work for property owners or for regular tree pruning. It is only for tree debris, not construction or other materials.”

Golden Valley will have a one day curbside pickup on Monday, July 1.  City crews will pick up “tree debris only (no stumps).”  There’s been so much tree damage, Golden Valley isn’t sure how long the pickup will take.  And don’t try to sneak other yard waste in there.  From the city’s release:

“No leaves, grass clippings, stumps, roots, building lumber, landscape timbers, or bags of garbage will be picked up. If any of these items are mixed in the brush stacks, the entire stack will be left behind. The contractor will not sort through brush stacks for acceptable material.”