Compost Site Closure September 24-October 2
Residents have been very busy with spring yard clean up and in order to give you plenty of room to dispose of your yard waste we need to make some space at the compost site!
The Elk River Compost Site will be closed Thursday and Friday (September 24 and 25), open for the weekend, then closed again Monday, September 28 through Friday, October 2, to allow for a contractor to grind and haul away existing material that has been dropped off over the last several months. We apologize for any inconvenience, and encourage residents to explore other yard waste and compost sites in the area if they need to drop off items during the closure by clicking here.
COVID-19 and Elk River Compost Site
March 27, 2020 - As a reminder, although most city facilities are closed to the public, the Elk River Compost Site, located at 19000 Proctor Rd., remains open from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. One thing to note, Compost Site passes cannot be issued in-person at this time, however requests for passes can be made by calling 763-635-1120 and sent via mail or by filling out the online form found here.
Compost Site Hours
Drop-off hours are 5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily. The site is monitored by security cameras.
Materials will not be accepted from non-county residents. If you are not a resident of Sherburne County, visit the Rethink Recycling website to see if your city has a compost facility.
$200 for first registered vehicle & $100 for each additional per calendar year. Gross vehicle weight must not exceed 19,500.
- Yard waste - grass clippings, leaves
- Branches (6” in diameter or less)
- Oil, filters, antifreeze
Items NOT Accepted
- Lumber (2x4's and other dimensional lumber, painted boards, telephone poles, railroad ties, construction site debris, etc.)
- Rocks and concrete
- Plastic or trash
- Bags – empty and dispose of bags in dumpster or take home to reuse
Accessing the Compost Site
Sherburne County residents will need to provide proof of residency, i.e. valid driver’s license. Passes are valid at all cities that are part of the Sherburne County Municipal Recycling Board (Becker, Big Lake, Elk River, and Zimmerman).
Passes are free for the first card; $5 for all replacement cards. If you lose your pass, your old pass will be invalidated when you apply for a new one. The site is gated and will require an access pass. Passes can be obtained by filling out this online form or at the locations listed below:
|Elk River City Hall|
13065 Orono Parkway
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
|Elk River Maintenance Facility (Compost Site)|
19000 Proctor Road NW
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
**Please note, Elk River no longer has compost material available for residents to pick up per the Sherburne County Contractor Agreement.**