Garbage and Recycling


The collection of residential trash, recycling and organics is divided into two collection districts. Each district is served by either Republic Services or Randy’s Environmental Services. More information on 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.


The City of Elk River also offers every-other-week single stream recycling service. Your collection week depends on where you live in the city and your hauler's route. Click here for more information.

Organics Recycling/Compost               

Organic food waste recycling is available 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. Click here for more information.

Sherburne County 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.

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".

Spring Clean Up Day - Elk River - April 24, 2021

Spring Clean Up Day Makes Disposal Easy! 

Join us on Saturday, April 24 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Maintenance Facility (19000 Proctor Ave NW). This event is open to all Sherburne County residents and gives people an opportunity to recycle or dispose of unwanted household items for free, or at a discounted rate. Appliances, electronics, mattresses, tires, bicycles, and more can be disposed of at the event. Paper shredding will also be available from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Salk Middle School parking lot (11970 Highland Rd NW). 

More information including pricing for items can be found in the Clean Up Day Form.

COVID-19 Safety Measures: Residents must unload their own items to limit contact between themselves, city staff and event volunteers. Also, masks must be worn at all times while on site.