Yard Waste

Yard Waste Drop Off

The Chanhassen Yard Waste Site is open for the season and is now available for residents two days a week - on Mondays & Fridays. The site is now located at Chanhassen Public Works, 7901 Park Place. Residents need to check-in and pay at the Public Works office and show proof of residency. Fees are $1/bag, $8/cubic yard. Cash or credit only. 

Yard Waste Drop off Mondays & Fridays
April 18-November 4 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 
Chanhassen Public Works, 7901 Park Place.


Materials accepted:  leaves, grass clippings, brush, wood (any diameter), paper yard waste bags

Not accepted: plastic bags, soil and dirt, rocks, sod, trash, twine/string, animal waste, fireplace or BBQ ash, metal, lumber (treated and untreated)

Convenient and Easy - Private Haulers

All residential solid waste haulers operating in Chanhassen offer yard waste disposal to customers.  Options include a weekly, seasonal pick up or some may offer an on-call option and pick up yard waste on request. The weekly, seasonal collection offered by haulers runs from April to November and costs a little over $100 for the year.  The hauler will provide a yard waste cart and many haulers don’t charge for additional bags or bundles of yard waste.  For many residents that is a savings considering the time spent going down to Chaska, which can only be done on their limited schedule; dirtying your vehicle and trailer, and time spent waiting in line at the facility.  With a private hauler, you can just roll out your container to the end of your driveway.   Contact your hauler to see what options are available to you.

Neighbors and neighborhoods can also make their streets less busy and less noisy by organizing together and hiring the same private hauler.  The city of Chanhassen has a step-by-step guide on how to gather neighbors and select a hauler to service each home.  This saves your street from heavy truck traffic, the sight of garbage containers on different days, truck noise, safety issues and may even get you a better deal on your annual garbage costs.  Check out the city’s Neighborhood Organized Collection guide.  

Compost Sites that accept yard waste

The following compost sites are owned and operated by private entities and are open to residents and businesses year-round. Please call ahead to inquire about disposal fees, hours of operation, and delivery instructions. 

  • Eklund Yard & Tree Disposal:  4220 Co Rd 10 N, Watertown, MN 55388 (612) 723-9500 
  • The Mulch Store Shakopee (SET):  14800 Johnson Memorial Dr (Hwy 169), Shakopee, MN 55379 (952) 445-2139 
  • SMSC Organics Recycling Facility: 1905 Canterbury Road, Shakopee, MN 55379 (952) 403-7030 
  • The Mulch Store Minnetrista (SET):  4275 Creek View Circle, Minnetrista, MN 55364 (952) 446-1056