Annual Leaf Drop-Off

bag of leavesGolden 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.

2020 Leaf Drop-Off Dates

  • Sat, Oct 31
    8 am–1 pm
  • Sat, Nov 7
    8 am–1 pm
  • Fri, Nov 13
    8 am–3 pm
  • Sat, Nov 14
    7 am–1 pm

Special COVID-19 requirements are noted by asterisks in "Rules" below.

Drop-Off Site

Large parking lot at Brookview Park
South of Hwy 55 at Winnetka Ave

During drop-off days, Brookview Parkway will become a one-way road. All traffic must enter the site from Winnetka Ave and exit on Western Ave. Traffic personnel will direct vehicles to drop-off points where residents can unload or de-bag leaves.


  • Participants must provide proof of Golden Valley residency (Minnesota driver's license, ID, or proof of identity and address).
  • City staff will de-bag leaves at the site and residents must 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.
  • **Face masks are required.

  • **To follow social distancing guidelines, you must stay in your vehicle at all times.

Time-Saving Tips

  • 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. Remain in your vehicle at all times while City staff lift the corners of the tarp and dump the leaves into the disposal box.