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Compost Site
Compost Site Hours
Drop-off hours are 5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily and is monitored by security cameras. 

Non-County Residents
Beginning in 2016, materials will not be accepted from non-county residents.
Not a resident of Sherburne County? Visit the Rethink Recycling website to see if your city has a compost facility.

Commercial Haulers
$200 for first registered vehicle; $100 for each additional vehicle per calendar year (Maximum Vehicle Weight – 19,500 gross vehicle weight)  

Where to obtain an access card
The site is gated and will require an access pass. Passes can be obtained at the locations listed below.
Sherburne County residents will need to provide proof of residency, i.e. valid driver’s license. Passes are valid at all cities that are part of the Sherburne County Municipal Recycling Board (Becker, Big Lake, Elk River, and Zimmerman). Passes are free for the first card; $5 for all replacement cards.

City of Elk River
13065 Orono Parkway
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
Elk River Maintenance Facility (compost site located here)
19000 Proctor Road
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F

 Accepted Items
 Items NOT Accepted
  • Natural wood – no pallets or chemically treated lumber
  • Leaves
  • Yard waste - grass clippings
  • Sod
  • Brush
  • Branches (6” in diameter or less)
  • Oil, filters, antifreeze
  • Stumps
  • Rocks
  • Concrete
  • Plastic or Trash
  • Bags – empty and dispose of bags in dumpster or take home to reuse
Lost Your Pass?
If you lose your access pass, you can return to any of the city offices and receive a new access pass for $5. Bring your photo identification, i.e., a valid driver’s license or state ID card.  We will invalidate your lost pass.