Happy New Year, Elk River! Please remember, trash/recycling pickups that fall on or after a holiday are serviced one day late. For example, if your typical collection day is on Thursday, be sure to have your cart(s) out at the curb before 6:00 a.m. this Friday, January 4 for pick up. Collection schedules will return to normal next week.
Visit the City of Elk River’s website for the 2019 collection schedules, where you’ll also find information on the Recycle Coach app. In just minutes, your personalized garbage and recycling calendar will be equipped to send you weekly collection reminders wherever you are, in whatever format you choose (SMS/voice/email), customized to your specific hauler and collection zone. You’ll also be notified when holidays or inclement weather impact collection schedules. Another cool feature of Recycle Coach is the 10,000+ item directory full of household items often disposed of improperly. Simply type in the name of the item you’re curious about, the app will either tell you if it’s accepted by your hauler, or give you a list of local vendors who will be happy to take it off your hands. For more information on Elk River recycling programs, please click here.