One of the most challenging parts of removing buckthorn is figuring out how to get rid of it. Since brush piles constitute a City code violation, it has to go somewhere.
The City compost pile will be open for public buckthorn brush drop-off during the last weekend of the month in June through September AND every weekend in October.
The dates the compost pile will be open for free buckthorn brush drop-off in 2024 are:
The compost pile is located directly behind Dodge of Burnsville on Pleasant Avenue. Click HERE to see a google map of the compost pile location. The compost facility is locked and closed to the public except on the dates listed above.
The information provided in the links below will walk you through identifying, removing, treating with herbicide and what to do when buckthorn is gone. Want a shortened version? View a two page identification and control guide (PDF).
Still have questions? Contact the City Natural Resources Department at 952-895-4543 or email.