The Environmental Division, which is part of a larger Community Operations and Development Department, has the role to maintain and improve the quality of the environment as it relates to the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Elk River.

Division staff works to ensure that rules and regulations pertaining to the environment are followed and assists the Energy City Commission. 

The division is responsible for numerous topics including some listed below.

Washburn High School Students tour the Elk River Landfill
University of St. Thomas - Sustainable Community Partnership 

Elk River Clean Up Day

2018 Spring Clean Up Day - Saturday, April 28
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Maintenance Facility

Bring unwanted items to be recycled and disposed of properly. There is a fee for most items, cash or check payment only. Plan to unload your own items. Items not accepted include curbside recyclables, construction/demo debris, hazardous waste of any time or items from businesses.

Items collected at this spring's event include:

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

 Please note that most items have a fee. See the Clean Up Day form for more information.