Fall Clean-up Tips

Fall Clean-up Tips
Posted on 10/12/2018
The Maple Grove yard waste site is a great place to dispose of leaves, garden waste, branches (up to 10 inches in diameter), brush, grass clippings and small quantities of sod or dirt.

The site, which is located at 10300 Maple Grove Pkwy. N., is free for residents of New Hope to use with proof of residency. Users need to unload materials and take their bags or containers home with them. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays, through Nov. 30.

For directions, items accepted and other details call 763.420.4886 or visit the facility’s website at mgyardwaste.com.

Also, while cleaning up leaves, please do not rake leaves into the street. When it rains, leaves along the curb in front of your house either blow away or are crushed by car tires and mixed with rain to make a nutrient-rich tea that flows down the street and into a storm drain.

From your neighborhood storm drain, this runoff flows into nearby lakes and streams and eventually the Mississippi River.

Decayed leaves release nutrients that contribute to excess algae growth.Decomposing algae depletes oxygen in the water which, in turn, suffocates fish. To protect water quality, rake leaves up from the gutter, never rake them out into the street.