Garbage and Recycling

2018 New Rate Structure for Trash and Recycling

Learn more about the new rates for curbside trash and recycling service


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.

Community Clean Up Days

Do you have a lot of junk to get rid of? Keep an eye out for local Clean Up Days. Items normally accepted at the City of Elk River Spring & Fall Clean Up Days are:

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

 Please note that most items have a fee. See the2017 Formfor more information.