Yard Care & Weed Control

Please refrain from raking leaves or shooting grass clippings into the street. The City of Detroit Lakes has a nuisance ordinance that prohibits putting yard waste onto City streets and sidewalks.  It not only causes phosphate runoff, but it also creates hazardous, slippery conditions when wet and plugs catch basins, causing local flooding.


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The City's Compost Site (Hillcrest Rd) is open for the season

Acceptable items: leaves, grass clippings, brush & branches less than 4" inches in diameter. No commercial dumping without an Annual Commercial Yard Waste License.