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
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 at the locations listed below:
Elk River City Hall 13065 Orono Parkway 763-635-1000 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Map