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).