Yard Waste Recycling

In compliance with federal and state laws, the City of Elkins cannot accept yard waste as part of regular trash collection.

Instead, the city offers yard-waste recycling as a year-round drop-off service at the City of Elkins Wastewater Collection and Transmission Plant located at 31 Jones Drive (adjacent to Robert E. Lee Avenue/Flood Control Road).

Yard-Waste Drop-off
Residents may drop off yard waste between 6:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays, at the above location, i.e., the City of Elkins Wastewater Collection and Transmission Plant located at 31 Jones Drive (adjacent to Robert E. Lee Avenue/Flood Control Road).

Acceptable Yard-Waste Materials
Acceptable items include:

  • Grass, tree and shrub trimmings
  • Vegetative landscaping materials
  • Leaves and hay
  • Plant debris
  • Branches and brush (limits: no thicker than 2 inches; no longer than 8 feet) tied with a string or twine in manageable bundles (no wires or plastic ties)

Unacceptable Yard-Waste Materials
Unacceptable items include (but are not limited to):

  • Plastics
  • Treated wood
  • Construction/demolition debris
  • Household trash
  • Animal waste
  • Non-organic material
  • Yard waste containing concrete, rocks, sod, or dirt
  • Items over 50 pounds
  • Any other items unsuitable for composting

We sincerely appreciate all of your help keeping Elkins beautiful!

For more information, contact:

Operations Administrative Assistant
Shanna Poe
spoe@cityofelkinswv.com
Phone: 304-636-1414, Ext. 1437
Fax: 304-635-7132
401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV, 26241

Melody Himes, Operations Assistant
mhimes@cityofelkinswv.com
Phone: 304-636-1414, Ext. 1433
Fax: 304-635-7132
401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV, 26241

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