Connections - A Weekly Update from the City of Hopkins

Brush and Yard Waste Drop Off Site Opens April 6

The free brush and yard waste drop-off site will open for the season on Saturday, April 6. Hours of operation are Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Only brush and yard waste generated by Hopkins residential garbage customers will be accepted. Driver’s licenses will be checked to verify eligibility. More information about the drop-off site is available here.

Hydrant Flushing Begins April 8

Don't be alarmed if your water is discolored: Hopkins Public Works utility crews will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community April 8-26. Residents are cautioned against doing laundry - particularly whites - while crews are in the neighborhood. 

Hydrant Flushing Schedule:

  • April 8-12: Hydrants north of Excelsior Boulevard and west of Highway 169
  • April 15-19: Hydrants south of Excelsior Boulevard and west of Highway 169
  • April 22-26: Hydrants east of Highway 169

If water is still discolored once crews leave, residents should run the cold water until it runs clear. More information is available here.

Free Brush Pick-Up is April 8-18

Brush will be picked up for free for Hopkins residential garbage customers on your regular garbage day from April 8-18. You do not need to call to schedule this pickup. After April 18, brush will be collected on Tuesdays, weather permitting. Learn how to prepare your brush for pickup here.

Registration Now Open for 2019 Step To It Challenge

Registration for the 2019 Step To It Challenge is now open. Step To It is a family-friendly activity challenge that motivates people of all ages and abilities to become more physically active from May 1-28. Residents who bring proof of registration to City Hall's temporary location at the Hopkins Fire Station during business hours can receive a free Step To It t-shirt, while supplies last. Learn more about the challenge and register here.

Meetings & Events

  • April 16 - City Council Meeting
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