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Discussion: Solid Waste Planning

As part of the Sustainable Eden Prairie initiative, Eden Prairie is planning for the future management of solid waste, organics and recycling. The City recently invited the community to provide input on these topics. Now, you can also share your thoughts and discuss them with others online!

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The City currently requires that haulers provide yard waste collection to our residents on an as-needed basis. Do you currently contract for yard waste collection? Do you see a need for additional programs or services?

Examples could include:

- Fall yard waste drop-off event, similar to the City's Community Drop-Off Day in June, but for yard waste only

- Addition of a yard waste drop-off site in the community

- Targeted programs such as providing a drop-off site after major storm events

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Tonya Koller about 1 year ago

A permanent yard waste drop site located within the community would be very beneficial. Current options are just too far away to drive to. We currently subscribe to curbside collection of yard waste just for convenience, but there are definitely times were an additional option would be nice, especially if they were able to take branches, etc.

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Sarah Nelson about 1 year ago

We use the yard waste pick up service (2 huge trash cans) during the season. Problem is, we have Red Oaks that just start dropping their leaves the end of October and go until spring. It would be nice to have the option of pickup until the snow flies.
A drop off site would be convenient for many people; some just like the freedom to take the yard waste to a site vs. paying for pickup.
Eden Prairie has had drop-off sites available after big storms. I am certain that is very helpful for those that do their own clean up (and own a truck).

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Laura Ninow about 1 year ago

we do not use regular yard waste collection. we mulch up the grass clippings and the rest is composted. A fall drop off event would be great for the seeded weeds.

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Lori Rau about 1 year ago

I use curbside, but have way too many trees. Would love to have a community site too.

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Amber Rudell about 1 year ago

We contract for yard waste collection. I agree with above comments that it would be great to have an option for pick up or drop off after October for our trees that drop their leaves late. I’d also be curious to learn more about the curbside loose leaf collection that some cities do (just rake to the curb, no bags).

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Brian Myers about 1 year ago

Recycler mower and a pile of leaves in the back in fall. I would support a city yard waste site paid for by its users and like the idea of a storm response event for downed trees.

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Adam Markos about 1 year ago

The City of Minnetonka has a great yard waste collection facility that I have used with the help of my friend who lives in Minnetonka. It is very convenient and makes it so much easier to maintain a tidy yard. Minnetonka then turns the yard waste into wood chips which residents can also take for free. This would be a great service that Eden Prairie could provide. Once a year is not nearly enough.

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Sandra Dorn about 1 year ago

We contract for weekly yard waste pick up. Our hauler also offers Christmas tree pickup after the holidays. I support having a permanent drop off site as well. I have to pace my fall cleanup as I have more yard waste than the cart can accommodate.

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Christina Bucki about 1 year ago

I am a strong supporter of having a local compost available to residents. I grew up with one available to my family in Shoreview, and was surprised there was no similar resource available in Eden Prairie. The resources dedicated to having year-round site available would be well utilized and a benefit to most all residents. I encrouage you to review sites around the Twin Cities and model after their functional and established units. https://www.ramseycounty.us/residents/recycling-waste/collection-sites/yard-waste

I can't say enough how convient it would be for residents to have a place to leave brush, tree trimmings, grass clippings and fallen leaves at any time in the year. It would not only allow access to neighbors who to regularly maintain natural resources, but would also encourage others who may budget or forgo care due to the added expenses of natural waste removal. If there is anything I can do to become more actively involved or provide further support, please advise. Thank you!!

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Robert Holbrook about 1 year ago

I really like the weekly yard waste pickup. I'd support other options as long as they would not change or eliminate the weekly pickup. It would be great to have a place to bring fallen tree branches, etc.

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Julie Karlson about 1 year ago

We would love to have a place within Eden Prairie to bring tree branches, leaves, etc. Living near wooded property, we do cleanup several times a year and want to keep things looking nice. Our current options are quite expensive - especially when we do a lot of tree-trimming - so a yard waste drop-off site in the community would be my vote!

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Dawn Drilling about 1 year ago

A local compost/drop off site for EP residents would be extremely beneficial. We want to keep our neighborhoods looking as good as possible, and those who live near wooded areas would appreciate a convenient and cost-efficient option to hep maintain our property. Thank you!

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