Garbage and Recycling

Garbage

The City of Elk River arranges for the collection of residential trash, recycling and organics. Under the current program, the city is divided into two collection districts. Each district is served by either Republic Services or Randy’s Environmental Services. More information on Elk River's garbage collection services can be found here. Wondering about cart placement, or what to do if you've been missed on your collection day? Click here for more information.

Recycling          

The City of Elk River provides every-other-week single stream recycling service. Your collection week depends on where you live in the city and your hauler's route. The City of Elk River also provides other recycling opportunities as well as a list of local recyclers. For more information on Elk River's recycling services, please click here. Wondering about cart placement, what to do if you've been missed on your collection day, or what items are able to be recycled and what aren't? Click here for more information.

Organics Recycling/Compost               

The City of Elk River provides organic food waste recycling via our voluntary, free drop off program. Items are collected at home in special Blue Bag compostable bags and taken to two locations for collection. Please click here for more information.

Trash and Recycling Service Forms

Door Side Service Form available for elderly and disabled residents requesting special accommodations.
Temporary Stop in Service Form for a temporary change in service also called "snow-bird status"

Elk River Clean Up Day Events 

Bring in your unwanted household items to recycle or dispose of for free or at a reduced cost. The City of Elk River offers two events each year in the spring and fall. Our fall event was on October 12th. Check back soon for more details about events in 2020. 

Sherburne County Household Hazardous Waste Events

Dispose of household chemicals, paint, cleaners, batteries and more at the county's numerous events. These events are free to all Sherburne County residents (I.D. required).  Click here for upcoming event information, and to view a list of accepted items. More information is also available on the Sherburne County website