Northern Yard Waste Site

Bring leaves, grass clippings, brush, tree waste, and other plant materials to the Northern Yard Waste collection site. The site is free and open to Washington and Ramsey County residents.


5527 170th Street North, Hugo, MN 55038

Summer Hours: April - November

Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. (or dusk)
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 4:30 p.m.

Winter Hours: December - March

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

ClosedNew Year's Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Friday after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. 

Drop-off Procedures

  • Items accepted from households only. 
  • No business waste.
  • Bags of yard waste must be emptied on site and taken with you.
  • Do not remove brush or tree waste from the yard waste site. Wood may be contaminated with emerald ash borer or other arboreal disease.  

Items Accepted

Leaves and Grass

  • Grass clippings.
  • Leaves.
  • Lake weeds.
  • Garden waste.

Brush and Tree Waste

  • Branches and twigs.
  • Tree waste and shrubs. 
  • No stumps.

Food Scraps

Items Not Accepted

  • Mulch
  • Stumps/Root Balls
  • Sod
  • Dirt
  • Rock