Maple Grove Yardwaste Waives Brush-Size Limit After Storm
The Maple Grove Yardwaste site is temporarily waiving its brush-size limit after storms in the region knocked down trees.
Those who live in Maple Grove, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Dayton, New Hope, Crystal and Rogers can bring in brush that is up to 24 inches in diameter free of charge.
Typically, the site only accepts brush under 10 inches in diameter for free.
A steady flow of traffic came through the yard-waste site Friday morning.
Bruce Nimmer, who works at the site, said Friday’s traffic was typical. He expects traffic to pick up this weekend.
“We’ve had a few people say, ‘Yeah, I lost a couple limbs in the storm,'” Nimmer said. “And to me, it’s like, ‘Wow! You’ve lost a lot of limbs in the storm. This is a big load!'”
Craig Fourre came to the site with a truckload from Dayton. He says he uses the site year-round.
“It is a great resource, you know, for the citizens of Dayton who come in here. I just wonder where people could be going if it wasn’t for this facility,” Fourre said.
He said about half of his load came from Wednesday’s storm.
To take advantage of the waiver, residents need to bring in a drivers license or other proof of residency.
The offer runs through Aug. 1.
More information about what the waste site accepts can be found on its website.