Garbage and Recycling


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.

City Clean Up Events

Elk River hosts two events per year - in the spring and fall. The fall clean up is set for Saturday, October 20 at the City of Elk River Maintenance Facility, located at 19000 Proctor Ave. All Sherburne County residents (with proof of residency) are encouraged to take advantage of this free, or low cost opportunity to properly recycle and dispose of unwanted household items.

A full list of free, and low cost accepted items will be available soon.

Fall Clean Up Day 2018

Sherburne County Household 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