Brush & Tree Disposal

Brush Site - For residents only, Self-serve

Tentative date for the opening the brush site this year is April 3, 2023.

Located 245 McCulley Road (between Bayside Road and Wolverton Place or Deborah Drive).

Fees applicable for larger loads. See the Fees and Load Size Reference Guide

2023 Brush Site Sign

Acceptable Materials: Twigs, Branches or Trees less than 6 inches in diameter. Please make sure no debris, such as rocks, dirt or wires, are remaining. 

Leaves and grass can be dropped at the designated location at this site.

State law prohibits disposal of brush and tree waste in landfills or solid waste facilities. View Hennepin County yard and tree waste disposal locations.

Brush Site FAQs


  • Small Brush Disposal Fire
  • Large Brush Disposal Fire
  • Prairie Management Burns

Apply for a burning permit - it’s free! Burning permits are subject to restrictions and inspections. There are also times during the year that burning bans are enforced by the Department of Natural Resources. No burning is allowed during a burning ban, call before every burn 651-772-7930.


The City of Orono will be providing Christmas tree drop-off sites throughout the month of January. Christmas trees only (remove stands, decoration & lights).  Orono residents may leave trees at marked area for each location listed.

  • Antoine Park
  • Bederwood Park
  • Casco Point Ice Rink
  • Crystal Bay Park
  • Hackberry Park

Shoreline Alterations

Shoreline alterations are not permitted without a permit in the 0 to 75 foot zone! This includes aquatic plant removal, tree removal and clear cutting is never allowed!