The City of Elk River will no longer be able to offer curbside organics recycling due to the closure of Great River Energy’s Trash-to-Energy facility. In the past, organics collected in the Blue Bags were hand sorted at the facility and taken to a commercial composting facility. We will now be offering a free, voluntary drop-off program!
Collect food waste and other items listed below at home in Blue Bags and then bring them to one of the drop-off facilities below:
Elk River City Hall
Elk River Compost Site
13065 Orono Parkways
19000 Proctor Road NW
Weekdays 8:00 - 4:30 p.m. (Front Desk)
5:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Dumpster accessible anytime
Free to Elk River residents with a compost card
Please be aware these dumpsters are for organics recycling only. Both sites are monitored; please do not leave items other than your organics waste. Dumpsters are clearly labeled Organics Only.
Acceptable Items for Organics Recycling
All food scraps including fruit and vegetables
Dairy products, bread, cereal, pasta, beans and rice
Meat, fish, bones, egg shells and nuts
Non-recyclable paper including napkins and paper towels