Garbage and Recycling


The City of Elk River arranges for the collection of residential refuse, recycling, and organics. Under the current program, the City is divided into two collection districts. Each district is served by either Allied Waste or Randy’s Environmental Services.


The City of Elk River provides every-other-week single stream recycling service. Your week of pick up will depend on where you live in the City and your haulers route. The City of Elk River also provides other recycling opportunities as well as a list of local recyclers.

Organics Recycling / Compost               

The City of Elk River provides organic food waste recycling curbside service. Blue Bag Organics provides collection for any City of Elk River resident choosing to participate.

Elk River Clean Up Day

2018 Spring Clean Up Day - Saturday, April 28th 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Maintenance Facility 

Bring unwanted items to be recycled and disposed of properly. There is a fee for most items, cash or check payment only. Plan to unload your own items. Items not accepted include curbside recyclables, construction/demo debris, hazardous waste of any time or items from businesses.

Items collected at this spring's event include:

Furniture and mattresses
Propane tanks
CFL light bulbs
Miscellaneous trash
Scrap metal
Document destruction

 Please note that most items have a fee. See the Clean Up Day form for more information.