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Posted on: May 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Buckthorn Removal & Disposal Options

Buckthorn plant

If you have buckthorn in your yard, the public works staff will pick it up from your curb, starting at the end of May and continuing through the end of October, or you can take it to the Ramsey County Yard Waste Collection site, 3530 Hudson Avenue, off of New Brighton Road. The site is open the following days and times:

Monday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday: closed
Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Buckthorn is an invasive species that negatively impacts local plant life diversity. 

 To schedule a pick up, please fill out a form at visit buckthornrequest. The Public Works Department will pick up buckthorn from residential curbs on Friday mornings. Residents are required to place the buckthorn in neat, manageable piles along the street curb. Please note that only buckthorn will be accepted. If the pile contains other shrubbery, it will not be picked up. Pick up procedures must be followed. 

 For information on what buckthorn is and why it is a problem, please visit dnr.state. and search for buckthorn. The city also has buckthorn pullers for rent. Please call City Hall at 651-792-7800 for details. 

Please remove any roots from the buckthorn plants that you want picked up or that you bring to the yard waste site. The Ramsey County yard waste collection sites do not accept buckthorn plants with roots attached. You should place the roots in a yard waste container provided by your garbage hauler. Call your hauler for more information.

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