Got leaves Golden Valley? A three-weekend leaf drop-off program is coming up for you to get rid of all those leaves.
Golden Valley's recycling program includes a three-week curbside brush pick-up in May and a three-weekend leaf drop-off program in the fall, as long as funds are available.
Golden Valley's annual fall leaf drop-off provides residents a monitored site to dispose of their leaves at no charge during the last weekend in October and the first two weekends in November. This year the drop-off is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2; and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.
The drop-off location is at Brookview Park, south of Highway 55 at Winnetka Avenue in Golden Valley. During drop-off days, Brookview Parkway will become a one-way road. All traffic must enter the site from Winnetka Avenue and exit on Western Avenue. Traffic personnel will direct vehicles to drop-off points where other personnel will help residents unload or de-bag leaves.
There are rules: • Participants must provide proof of Golden Valley residency (Minnesota driver's license, ID, or proof of identity and address). • Residents must help de-bag their leaves at the site and take the bags home for reuse or disposal (see tips below for conserving bags). This includes compostable bags, as the disposal site requires all leaves to be unbagged. No brush will be accepted. • Residents hauling loose leaves must help unload their leaves at the site (see tips below for loading loose leaves).
Here are some tips to help you maximize your time and effort:
• For fast unloading and to conserve your bags, leave them untied if possible. If you must tie them, do so loosely or use the yellow or clear plastic tabs (they break open easily). Bags that are tightly knotted or tightly tied with wire “twisties” will be cut open to save time.
• If you're hauling loose leaves, line the trailer or truck bed with a tarp before loading the leaves. To unload, help the workers lift the corners of the tarp and dump the leaves into the disposal box.