City Brush & Composting Piles

Residents may drop off brush or compost Tuesday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (except holidays) and Friday 7 a.m. to Monday 3:30 p.m. (open all weekend during daylight hours).

It is located behind the shop building northwest of City Hall, 2052 County Road 24, Medina, MN 55340.

Accepted Items

Brush Pile – brush, woody shrubs, vines, Christmas trees & large logs

Compost Pile – leaves and grass clippings (no bags & no straw)

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Free Assistance for Businesses/Entrepreneurs

Are you thinking about starting your own business or are you currently operating a small business and interested in FREE technical Open to Business Image 400 x 250assistance?
Medina has partnered with the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) to offer the Open to Business program. This program provides FREE one-on-one assistance from MCCD’s expert staff, customized to meet the specific needs of each entrepreneur. This can include creating a business plan, suggestions on financial management and bookkeeping practices, assisting with marketing, and referrals for financing. MCCD also administers a small business loan fund which provides capital to expand local businesses.

For more information please contact Rob Smolund from MCCD at rsmolund@mccdmn.org or (612) 789-7337 ext. 260.

Xcel Energy Power Grid Upgrades (previously Hollydale Project)

Xcel Energy has been studying ways to address electric reliability issues in the Plymouth area, and has three new alternatives (view details at the link below) to address the power grid deficiencies. In 2011, Excel Energy proposed the Hollydale project, an upgrade of an existing 69 kilovolt (kV) line to a larger 115kV line in the Plymouth area to address electric reliability problems. They withdrew that proposal in order to identify a smaller scale solution to correct the electric reliability issues in the area and to provide sufficient capacity to meet long-term needs.

The city of Plymouth population has quadrupled over the last 40 years. Since 1990, the population has grown from 50,000 to over 75,000 residents. The growth has driven electricity demand in the area. A strong local power grid is necessary to ensure that Xcel Energy is able to provide reliable electric service to the community.

More information on the proposed alternatives can be found at this link: http://www.transmission.xcelenergy.com/Projects/Minnesota/Plymouth-Project