Burning leaves and brush is illegal within city limits.

Minnesota law prohibits yard waste in household garbage.

Do not rake or dump leaves or grass clippings into the street.

Keep leaves out of gutters to ensure storm drains remain clear and reduce pollutants from reaching waterways.

Man raking leaves

Yard Waste

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Republic Services - Pick-up Service

The city's garbage hauler offers two options for removing yard waste:

1. Annual Weekly Subscription

Republic Services offers a yard waste subscription service in which compostable bags of yard waste will be collected automatically on your service day. The annual subscription fee is $78/year. 

Customers with yard waste service can call for an extra yard waste cart for an additional $40 per season. Call Republic Services at 952-941-5174 to subscribe to the service.

2. On-Call Pick-up

Residents who do not subscribe to the annual program must call Republic Services at 952-941-5174 to schedule pick up of bags. The cost is $2.75 per bag. 


  • All yard waste must be at the curb by 6:30 a.m. on the day of service.
  • Bags must not exceed 40 pounds in weight.
  • Only use paper bags or compostable bags that meet the ASTM-6400 composting standards.
  • Branches, brush and tree trimmings must not exceed 4 inches in diameter and must be tied in bundles not to exceed 4 feet in length.

Weather permitting, Republic Services collects yard waste from mid-April through November. Learn more about these options at

Organics Recycling Facility - Drop-off Service

Shakopee residents and businesses can dispose of yard waste and organic food waste at the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) Organics Recycling Facility for a disposal fee.

Acceptable waste includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, branches, logs (less than 10 feet in length,) stumps and other compostable material. Please note, brush, logs, chips and other non-treated wood products are no longer accepted free of charge. There is a $10 per load fee for the items listed above.

The ORF is located at 1905 Mystic Lake Drive S. on the east side of County Highway 83. Please enter off Mystic Lake Drive S. Call for more information on accepted items and fees.

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Organics Recycling Facility
1905 Mystic Lake Drive S.
Shakopee, MN 55379

Phone: 952-233-9191

Hours (April to November): 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays

Hours (December to March): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free drop-off in fall and spring

Thanks to an agreement with SMSC, the service is free to Scott County residents: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays in April, May, September and October. The facility is open beyond those dates and hours but normal fees apply.