Organics Recycling/Compost

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The City of Elk River is proud to offer a free organics recycling drop off program.

By utilizing food waste from your home, organics recycling converts material that is otherwise trash into compost which can be used as fertilizer. Reduce your trash and increase your recycling by participating.

Why participate?

REDUCE WASTE: Food waste is one of the largest items in landfills.

REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS: Decomposition of organics in a landfill produces methane, a greenhouse gas.

CREATE FERTILIZER: Food waste is a valuable material that if properly collected can be converted into nutrient-rich compost.

SAVE MONEY: Reduce your weekly trash quantity.

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Ready to start organic recycling? Click here to sign up.

When you sign up for the City of Elk River Organics Recycling Program, you will receive a free supply of compostable bags. These bags are made from BPI certified materials and are both durable and compostable. Collect food waste at home in the Green Bags and then bring them to one of our drop off sites.

While supplies last, the City of Elk River is giving away a free bin to new and existing customers. To qualify for a free bin, be sure to sign up online and then deliver your first compost drop. Stop by City Hall or call the front desk at 763.635.1000 to coordinate your bin pick up. Quantities are limited to one bin per household.